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Blood Sorcery Bible Volume I: Rituals in Necromancy by Sorceress Cagliastro, The Necromancer

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , , on 12/24/2017 by Keona-Mlh

I heard about Sorceress Cagliastro from a podcast that you can listen to right here, Episode 196: Sorceress Cagliastro Discusses Blood Sorcery. It is 54 minutes long and it is a very good interview. That is why I grabbed the book and decided to read it. I feel bad because I had this book for years and never read it until a couple of weeks ago.

There are 43 sections in this book, with 170 pages. It gives you more than enough opportunity to pace yourself and read to certain points without you getting lost or forgetting your place. That I like.

In “The Body Divided: Self Vivisection”, pg 49, I agree with her assessment in how she heals people. She calls them a “realignment, removing facades of humble posturing and humility, and creating a state of desire for more living.” It actually makes sense. When we are hurt we want to be healed so we can get back to our normal state. But when we are fine, healthy as much as can be depending on our situation, what are we healing? Nothing. Just wasting energy, but if you focus on tweaking what is already there for an improve state, not redoing the whole thing, than I am all for it. Hell, tomato, tomat-o. Whatever you want to call it, I agree with her and I am all for it.

What grabbed my attention was her “Thirty Sorcery Events and How to Read The”, pg 55. Here she gives you pointers on how to enhance your abilities, raise passion, deal with stress, curse others and inflict harm. She tells you were to draw the blood fro, and how to use it. I will be experimenting with different sites of blood draw. This is the 2nd time I heard about drawing blood from different spots of your body. Out of the 30 events, 14 resonated with me.

Her “Consumption: The Sex of Blood Sorcery”, pg 78, has some of the best ideas regarding sex magic blood collection. I mean think about it, when you are involved in sex magick for a specific purpose you focus your intent on a specific goal that was agrees upon and when you climax that energy is released to do your will. Well how much more powerful would it be if before that moment of climax (or during the orgasm if you can get it), you were able to harness that blood. Just think of the power that is in that moment of time. And when mixed with the other magician that is one hell of an intent that can be used for a similar ritual, or to redo and strengthen the rite that was just done.

“The Danger of ‘Belief Clutter’ and Apologies”, pg 89, is really a good read. This section is aimed at hose who cam from a previous faith and can’t seem to drop the old thinking for the new, expanding upon ideologies that they are now trying to explore.

“Harvesting the Elixir” pg 105 and all the way up to page 121 is full of good information on how to collect the blood, and how to preserve it and all that jazz. This would be where you would really be jotting down ideas and making side bar comments in the book.

Page 138, “4. Use of Location-A Component Creator” gives you 4 “major” ways of how to connect to strengthen your practice. I mean going to a cemetery is a beautiful idea. A way to get in-tune with the other side of life, to experience the raw emotional power of pain and loss, grief and regret. To connect to the many spirits there watching. Just be wise about it.

Now this little section i enjoyed the most out of the others “Take 21 Days”, pp 143-144. This will help you get into the habit of doing a daily practice, in connecting to that energy all the time. Give you daily things that will help broaden your workings, and improve your resolve on this path. Just write down both pages and keep them with you. It is really solid advice.

These 8 sections spoke out to me out of the others, and i would recommend the book on those 8 sections alone. The rest is up to you to read and see what other gems you can pull out of it.

Hecate: Death, Transition and Spiritual Mastery 2nd Ed by Jade Sol Luna

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , , on 06/02/2017 by Keona-Mlh

How I was going to review. I just chuck that. So  I will just be me, it is what it is. Let’s begin.

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OK so this was interesting, but it took me like 4 to 5 years to read it again, or pick it back up I shall say. It is so heavy on Greek version of Christianity that I had to stop myself from laughing, and yelling at the book. Seriously I talked to myself way more than I normally do. I have never known Hecate to be so firmly implanted into Abrahamic roles, that I would say this is 60% sickening, 20% pondering and 20% spot on useful information. So to read it again, and continue on I had to just grin and bare it. I did pull out some very useful information, mainly on workings that I can use and make actually occult instead of having it based in “light good, dark bad” shit.

Let’s just say I picked the book up because it was purple, it had Hecate on the cover and I was like yes! So sue me lol. The book is divided into 14 chapters though they are not named, and you may not know when you have crossed over. The first 5 chapters have subdivisions within. So let’s see which ones I will highlight.

Hecate.

It starts off with a beautiful portrait of her (pg 10) that gives the normal background of this Goddess. So get your BOS out and get ready to take some notes, as it has some decent information in it.

The Spiritual Purpose (pg 28) is where I was scratching my head. Just the whole “Zeus (the Christian Father, Ruler of Heaven)” and how Zeus gave Hecate suffering to deal with and him and the other gods abandoned her and she had to deal with it all alone and she became sad and depressed, I am like the fuck is wrong with you? I just kept it moving.

In the Wheel of Hecate (pg 41) I pulled the 6 shadow’s of Hecate’s wheel. I didn’t keep the “6 (7)” sins attached like he did, because I don’t follow that shit.  In doing so I added the Seven veils (pg 43) to the 6 shadows and made something very intriguing for me to work on later this month.

The next section is Death, and if you know me then you know how excited I got. So what I pulled to work with is Hecate/Baphomet and Thanatos/Hecate ( and I am working with both the Gods now so it is only fitting); and a skull meditation. The Seven Caeliums I read and I took the titles and then created my own system and changed the titles lol., which is what I do 97% of the time when using another magician;s work (unless it is dire that I keep it original). I was disappointed in this section as he eluded to those who do black magick in the past will have karma coming back at them because black magick is bad.

I also find it laughable that Wicca was originally the Latin Vicanus/Vicani that means one who works with Hecate/Diana/Bacchus instead of Catholicism. Like that is the fucking definition he gave of Wicca. And how if you work with more than one God you are doing a disservice to yourself and will not be able to fully obtain that next level. BULLSHIT.  Again we have the dark is bad light is good shit he keeps spewing in this book, and how Lucifer is unnatural light, but when he is combined with Hecate he is fine. Also Baphomet has to deal with suffering, bear the “infinite suffering”. I have no clue where the fuck people get this shit from, but it will never cease to amaze me.

Hecate’s form.

Now these 15 descriptions were actually very beautiful and I wrote them all down, well the bones of it so I can do my own connecting to her in these forms and see what my experiences are.

Hecate Worship (pg 125) have a lot of invocation and chants and hymns, in which maybe a couple I found useful but not many.

I find the birth cart kind of funny, having the mark of Lucierfia as an aspect of Hecate after calling Lucifer himself unnatural light, only when he is with Hecate is he good enough and changed into the feminine.

The Hecate Overview (pg 208) was pretty decent. If you have never worked with her, or have done so minimally, then this will be a good place to load up your BOS. Some good info to pull out and jog your memory, more myths and “historical” information about her and her life.

I think this book is good for those who are scared of the dark, and believe in the more Christianize version of occult. Wiccans would love this book, fluffy bunnies and those types. But for us who have are big girl and boy drawers on, this book has a few pages to hit up for some new ritual constructs and that is about all. I would borrow this book, I wouldn’t buy it.

Unfortunately when I saw this book I saw part 2 and brought that, and I regret it now that I am reading it lol. But hey, every book has its place in sharing information and the second one ain’t that bad, well in comparison to the first one. Although I am still reading it.

 

Temple of Lilith by Anne O’Connell

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , on 04/01/2016 by Keona-Mlh

I finally set down to read this book by Anne O’Connell, and all I can say is it contains Demon porn, tentacle sex and fucking any and everything human and otherwise.

The beginning starts off as it did with my my first marriage. Me wanting to beat the shit out of my husband for the littlest of thing. Now if we had to do renovation to make it through our marriage, he would be dead and I would be in jail, but I digress…

So this couple is working on renovating their home to help with their marriage and build trust. I n the midst the husband finds a room that has been walled up, so he decides to open it. At this point in the story I would have moved out and filed for divorce. We all know that if a room is walled up, ain’t shit good coming from it. Cumming lol…

But in this instance you are pleasantly surprise with what is behind door number 1…

So to skip and give you something to hold on to, there is a nice amount of Demon on human sex, a man getting his ass deeply banged, and just a nice group orgy. Did I say tentacle porn, like the nice description of a Demons dick…I mean wow.

This is my kind of reading. Kylie is just hitting her perverted thoughts as I fully live in mine. Like wow, man I need to redo my Temple.

This is one to keep next to the bed, just in case you want to slide to the bathroom , or to your own Temple. Now my only question is, where the hell is the rest! Let’s get this party rolling!

 

Wortcunning for Daemonolatry by S. Connolly

Posted in Book Reviews, Rituals and Workings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03/23/2016 by Keona-Mlh

20160323_090622It has taken me forever to get this review up but it is finally up so here we go…

This book is for those who have a love of gardening and a flair for alchemy. If you don’t like either, then leave this book to those who do.

So we have moved past the introduction and into the first chapter which is Working with Plants. It gives you the basic guidelines in how not to harm the plants when picking them, dealing with poisonous plants and the normal warnings. Now for me personally, I am allergic to 23 varieties of grass, 20 types of trees and life itself (recently), so yeah I have to severely modify what I can do and live through my mother who I am giving this book to when she starts her garden in a couple weeks.

Next is the Herbalist’s Tool & Pantry, it gives you a rundown of items that you need to purchase and store separate from your regular kitchen tools. The preparation for harvesting the plants are written in great detail and laid out easily in front of you.

Making Oils/Oleums Philtres, and the Teas, Elixirs, and Tinctures chapters are basically your meat and potatoes, in understanding how to make what you need without burning yourself or screwing up or even killing yourself. It states throughout the book not to drink poisonous mixes, so if you do and die, well you were warned dumb ass. Now my favorite method in this section is the salves and sprays, as this will be how I will do a lot of my mixes. Having that quick Daemonic spray for workings will be very handy in the upcoming months.

In Preparing Herbal Mixtures for Incense chapter, you can get down and dirty by hand-making your incense. I am lazy so I will be buying mine. Though I will charge them like I normally do.

In the Other Preparations chapter, you have the uses for bath salts, soaps and candle uses. This will be a good one to keep in the self. Having bath salts is perfect for when you want to purify before a ritual.

Plant Reference section, is pretty explanatory. It gives a very generous list (14 pp.) of magickal plants and what they can be used for. The same for the Bases section and Miscellany Magickal Recipes and Random Daemons.

The next three chapters are my favorite: Cursing Recipes, Death Daemonic Recipes and Divination Recipes. Ahhh, the love I have for these three keeps me warm at night.

The next few chapters Magickal Inks, Dukante Hierarchy Recipes, Goetic Hierarchy Recipes, and Grimoirium Verum Recipes gives you more than enough hands on experience to keep you busy for a few months trying them out.

Rituals sections are always a win/win in my book with, any Occult read I pick up. There are nine healthy rituals, love the number, that will keep you busy and build your energy up when working with charging your mixtures.

The second to last section, The Magickal Gardener, I skimmed through. I kill plants you heard me, not on purpose, but because I am so absolutely horrible in Gardening that Satan and Eury told me to take a seat. No lie, I suck ass at gardening, but my mother has a green thumb and can grow anything. This has all types of tips and hints in growing your garden so it is good to take heed and take notes.

Last section is a list of resources to grow your magickal library so you can have a basement like mines; that literally has books on tables, shelves, chairs, the washer and dryer and every square inch of floor. Actually if I could float, I would be able to go into my basement. Seriously, a lot of books.

This book is a wealth of information, filled with recipes, rituals, formulas, and tried and true favorites that I love. So get online, order a few few friends and enjoy your summer trying out some of the philtres and tinctures. Try not to cut a finger, blow up your alchemy set up, or poison you neighbor (well unless, you know). Enjoy the read and have fun. I know I am.

30 Days of Spirit Work prepared by S. Connolly

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on 02/24/2016 by Keona-Mlh

I decided to order this little workbook because I need to focus and really get some one on one time with my deities, who I have been neglecting. I haven’t been able to sit down and properly pray, or meditate in close to 2 years now. What I do, I can’t really count that as something that has been helping me. I feel lost and I need to get the power back up and running. It is there, I just feel a disconnect.

So let’s get to reviewing this bad boy shall we.

This Magician’s Journal is 53 pages, its nice and thin, tall and wide. Gives you enough space so you can write in it without having to take up so much space. The book starts off with you labeling it, asking for your name, when you started it, and when you ended it,and a personal note section. It’s like other journals you may have encountered. I like this personal notes section because I can write down what I hope to achieve with this 30 day working in the beginning and then add what I learned afterward. The next three pages are the preparation write ups (one for the self, two for the prep) to further get that mindset ready for what you are about to embark on. Then a page for conjuration notes and a page for notes. Now we are getting into the working itself. So you have quiet a few pages to prep yourself before you are ready to begin a 30 day working. I would really take my time and utilize the pages that are given so you can attempt to plan out what your intended goal is to be. We all know that the Divine have their own agenda for us, so this can still be what our intent is actually going to be, or what we think it will be.

The Spirit section starts off with the a page for the spirit you are choosing to work with. There are places to draw the sigils, and if you have her Goetia workbook then you already know what it looks like. If not, there are places for the attributes of the spirit, their places, planteray options, herbs, keywords, a few note sections and a larger box so you can draw and map out your ritual. It is a useful four pages that will have you working in depth with your spirit. Again, here is where you will get to do some very good research on your chosen spirit. If you haven’t worked with your spirit in a while this is a great way to become reacquainted, and if this is your first time, this will help prep you for the working and give you a better understand of who you will be working with.

The Work begins by given you an idea for the layout in how to make the most of this journal and your time. On Day 1 you will focus on Sigil Meditation and it gives you some direction on how to go about this day. You also have a nice size area to write the findings of your meditation. Day 2 is the Offering Ritual and with some guidance and a large writing area you will make all your notes about the ritual that day. Day 3 is for the Tools/Seals and Patens and includes an area for drawing. Day 4 is where you will write about notes about any recipes you will be using. Day 5 is where the divination comes into play. Day 6 is ritual oil preparation and notes. Day 7 is the reflection on your first week. You will make modifications and then go one to the rest of the working the way you need to proceed. Days 8-30 are for you to do as you please with your personal working. The next few pages gives you more suggestions, tips and more areas to write in.

I like how this workbook is set up. I like to be a little more organized when it comes to my workings, and I have tons of notebooks and binders all over my basement. But this will be easier for me to catalog and to have for each being that I decide to work with. I can always look back on the workings from that particular spirit and then do it all over again and add more notes. Something that I tend to do a lot anyway. If you are super organized I suggest you get you a few. I did and I can see me ordering a lot more in the close future.

Good luck with your workings, and may they clear your mind and set you free.

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