By Christopher S. Hyatt, S. Jason Black
For the 1st time, a real handbook of the feared "left-hand path." Braving the hot Witchcraft Panic that has swept the area, S. Jason Black and Christopher S. Hyatt have written a publication that areas the Western magical tradition--and the Western psyche--in standpoint.
Sweeping apart either the old fabrications of "neo-paganism" and the rampant psychological affliction of the spiritual correct, Black and Hyatt discover historical past, psychology and anthropology to bare the real "secret doctrine" of Western tradition. This paintings confronts the reader together with his personal fears and inhibitions -- and includes him past.
Comprehensively illustrated, this quantity includes a exact background of eu "Black Magic" and comprises new variants of seventeenth and 18th century Grimoires with distinctive directions for his or her use.
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They had nightmares. One even claimed to have poltergeist p h e n o m ena in his apartment. Those who were not scared off by the experience (and many were), and persevered in their p r a c tice, c a m e out the other side feeling cleansed. There were other changes as well. S o m e claimed to have b e c o m e "psychic" where they were not before. Others had a feeling of freedom, or the ability to do things that they could not before. M a n y of these people also experienced profound emotional changes.
I was overcome with a sense of expectancy that amounted almost to panic. This feeling increased to the point that I was about to run out of the room when suddenly a pile of record albums that were laid flat on the floor, and probably weighed about twenty p o u n d s , flipped over with a loud whump. These a l b u m s were not balanced on their spines, but were levered by an unseen agency, from a point resting on their backs, to rest ing on their fronts, something that I would have had to get d o w n on m y k n e e s and use both h a n d s to a c c o m p l i s h myself.
I awoke around 3:00 A M , having the distinct and intense recollection of talking to s o m e o n e for a very long time about something very important to my life and well being. Do I even need to say that I c o u l d n ' t remember a word of it? The room was empty of disembodied presences and I eventually drifted back to sleep. T h e day after this event the V e n u s effect k i c k e d in. Strangers would, it seemed, c o m e for miles to m a k e my acquaintance. I would be pestered in bars, restaurants and shopping malls by people who thought (wrongly) that I was l he friendliest, most wholesome person in the state and they ought to b e c o m e my friend.