Black Magic Evocation book review by A. Jones

Black Magic Evocation of the Shem ha Mephorash by G. de Laval is published by Aeon Sophia Press and limited to 200 hand-numbered exemplars of the standard edition, in quarter leather bound and dark grey moiré silk, 264 pages, 120g paper. The Deluxe Edition has full black leather and marbled end-papers. Both Editions have silver stamp and lettering displaying the Conjuration Circle of the Three Witches of the Crossroads, by the author.

The author of this his book combined his research and personal practice, developing a new method of work with the Shem Ha Mephorash Angels. He has constructed a Qliphoth of Baphomet which collects, corrects and updates commonly circulating data to streamline its function as a graphical transmitter of energy from a larger system of witchcraft which will be treated more extensively in a future publication.

The Shem ha Mephorash or Explicit Name is a 216 character secret name of the creation consisting of list of 72 angels, whose names are derived from the from the Hebrew letters in Exodus 14:19-21 (Chapter 14, verses 19 to 21), The Book of Exodus is part of the Hebrew Tanakh (Christian Old Testament). The verses 19 to 21 in the original Hebrew have 72 letters each.

Each Shem Ha Mephorash angel has a three Hebrew letter name, which is ending with the suffix El or IAH.

Each Shem Ha Mephorash angel has a Sephirotic form with connection with the Tree of Life and also has a shell/ Qliphothic forms with links it to the Tree of Death.

The author also proposes a change concerning some Qliphoths denominations, his thesis is that the “Qliphoth are imbalanced bastardised shadow emanations from the Sephitoth” and that they are not what they seem, as per their constant distorted movement.

The author provides three methods of accessing these Angels, one example case, and the description of the Tools that are useful, which the reader might want to use during the Rituals. On the appendices there are many tables of correspondences resultant from his research of various calendars from the mystical schools of cultures around the world, the information presented was decrypted and mined from dozens of ancient Grimoires and books of astrology in the Western occult tradition.

To facilitate the understanding of the ideas conveyed in his book, the author provides definitions for most of the words and terms he uses throughout this volume, inclusive for the Shem Ha Mephorash Angel pages.

This should be an interesting book, in a way of promoting more thirst for Knowledge, inciting  people who study or practice Goetic magick, Vampiric Sorcery, Necromancy, Black Magick, Conjuration, Traditional witchcraft, Luciferianism and Satanism, to go deeper in their research for the understanding of the energy currents and how they relate to each other. For more information, see his upcoming Grimoire Liber Sethur.

Review by A. Jones.