Out of print, standard hardback edition. limited to 700 copies.
Unread copy. Very good condition.
Introduction by David Beth, Artwork by Mitchell Nolte, Complete with ritual instructions
This book of Left Hand Path theory and practice has been eagerly awaited since the first news about its coming-into-being was announced last year. We are certain that Dr. Vincente’s tome will meet the highest expectations and demands of all serious practitioners of the magical Art.
“The book you are about to read is a genuine expression of this chthonic current [of the Left Hand]. With the fictitious esoteric mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft as a launching point, Dr. Vincente brilliantly traces the essence of a primordial Gnosis through the Egyptian Death mysteries and the European witch cult unearthing the most occulted dimensions of both. With the mind of a scholar and the initiatic intuition of an occult master the author fleshes out the true significance of both esoteric environments for the serious practitioner of the Left Hand Path. […] [T]his book is sustenance for the rare individuals who can still hear the calling of the Faceless God. May the seals be broken and may the Dae-Men begin to stir on their crosses.” ~ From the introduction by David Beth
Through the lens of Lovecraft’s fiction, Dr. Vincente establishes hitherto unexplored connections between the European lore of the Witches’ Sabbath and the archaic fertility cult of the ram-headed Banebdjedet, a totemistic representation of Osiris in his netherworld aspect – Osiris as the Black Sun. It is the daemon of the depths, the Faceless God, who serves as the bridge between these two esoteric currents. This dark psychopomp, who reveals the mysteries of the Black Sun, was fictionalized by Lovecraft as Nyarlathotep. The Egyptians knew him as Anubis, and in European witch lore he is described as the black man of the Sabbath, the initiator of the witch cult. Thus the book has a triple focus – Lovecraftian, Egyptian and Sabbatic. It is not a question of extracting a complete occult system from Lovecraft’s stories, or drawing exact correspondences between entities of his Mythos and gods and spirits of paganism. There is no system to be decoded. Instead there are traces, insinuations, echoes of a genuinely primal vision. Supporting his arguments with the strategic use of qabalistic methods, Dr. Vincente achieves a careful balance between esoteric hermeneutics and scholarly methodologies, so that the reader is always drawn back to the concrete realities of magical practice. A set of powerful rituals of initiation, sexual gnosis and sorcery will enable the discerning initiate to operate effectively within the sinister dimensions of this counter current.