“The so-called 'Left-Hand Path' - that of Kaulas, Siddhas and Viras - combines the... Tantric worldview with a doctrine of the Übermensch which would put Nietzsche to shame... The Vira - which is to say: the 'heroic' man of Tantrism - seeks to sever all bonds, to overcome all duality between good and evil, honor and shame, virtue and guilt. Tantrism is the supreme path of the absolute absence of law - of shvecchacarī, a word meaning 'he whose law is his own will'." ― Julius Evola, The Path of Cinnabar.

“It is necessary to have “watchers” at hand who will bear witness to the values of Tradition in ever more uncompromising and firm ways, as the anti-traditional forces grow in strength. Even though these values cannot be achieved, it does not mean that they amount to mere “ideas.” These are measures…. Let people of our time talk about these things with condescension as if they were anachronistic and anti-historical; we know that this is an alibi for their defeat. Let us leave modern men to their “truths” and let us only be concerned about one thing: to keep standing amid a world of ruins.” ― Julius Evola, Revolt Against the Modern World: Politics, Religion, and Social Order in the Kali Yuga.

“We are born into this time and must bravely follow the path to the destined end. There is no other way. Our duty is to hold on to the lost position, without hope, without rescue, like that Roman soldier whose bones were found in front of a door in Pompeii, who died at his post during the eruption of Vesuvius because someone forgot to relieve him. That is greatness. That is what it means to be a thoroughbred. The honorable end is the one that can not be taken from a man.” ― Oswald Spengler, Man and Technics: A Contribution to a Philosophy of Life.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Archangel Grimoire, representing the Enochian End of Days

Fine binding meets Enochian Magic.
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The book that Paul Tronson calls the Archangel Grimoire is 14.5 inches in height, by 10 inches in width. Inside are 320 pages with hand-marbled endpapers, and it is bound in vegetable tanned virgin calf leather that has been colored by the use of two separate vegetable dyes. As the reader can plainly see, the cover features some intricate design elements, which are incredibly time consuming, as they are handmade and hand-tooled. However, the end-product is striking and beautiful, and would be a welcome addition to any serious magician’s library.
As Paul himself points out:
“The Grimoire itself represents the Enochian End of Days, or the Seven Angels of the Apocalypse who stand in the presence of the Lord. The first four archangels are represented by their Seals on the front cover, and are empowered by the Latin verse that accompanies them. They are; Michael, the Archangel of the North; Gabriel, the Archangel of the South; Raphael, the Archangel of the West; and Uriel, the Archangel of the East.
The centerpiece is a highly complex pentacle: the Sigillum Dei Aemeth, concealing or revealing the Greatest Name of God. The seven capital letters indicating the first letters of certain concealed angelic names. Of these 7 names, every letter containing an Angel of brightness; comprehending the 7 inward powers of God, known to none but himself, and sealed within by the ancient words of invocation that are gilt around its edge.

More here: http://www.maybelogic.org/maybequarterly/06/0609RoyalBookbinding.htm
How to Contact Paul Tronson and Period Fine Bindings:
Paul Tronson and his company Period Fine Bindings can be contacted through their website, which is at the following address: http://periodfinebindings.typepad.com/royal_bindings/

2 comments:

cherring109 said...

Amazing post! The Bahai religion's prophet is symbolized by the five pointed upwards star as well as the nine pointed star. Interesting even though the symbolization in this case is completely unrelated. A interesting subject I would say. Thank you sir, for your mind. Good day to you. Goodbye.

cherring109 said...

Interesting post. The Bahai prophet is symbolized by the five point star and the nine pointed star. In that religion he is considered the return of Christ. The points of the nine pointed star are supposed to symbolical of the nine great religions (Sabean, Judaism, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Zoroastrian, Babism, and Bahaism).

Interesting bloody history of the later two, a interesting read. Would you know of any websites with information on John Dee? It would be most appreciated. We'll enough of your precious time, have a good night. Thank you for your very enlightening and entertaining blog as we'll.