By Ophis Christos & Necrocosm
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The Black Book of Quimbanda introduces us to the ancient magical tradition of Quimbanda as a vehicle through which to interpret reality. The ancestors revered in Quimbanda were originally individuals who opposed the society of their time, a society trapped in rules, laws and dogmas, and formed by individuals trapped in a herd mentality. Quimbanda describes the learning and life experiences of these ancestors, because it is through them that we acquire the capacity to evolve and to self-develop, and to find the divine identity present in us. Quimbanda is therefore a way of learning more about the reality of this life, and glorify death, for it is through knowing and glorifying death that we acquire the knowledge that leads us to the relinquishment of any kind of attachment to life.
The Black Book of Quimbanda is divided in two parts; the first one describes in detail the origins of this ancient cult and its practices, and presents a working magical system with initiation rituals, detailed instructions on how to perform the traditional Giras, the creation of a Temple, and all the works that involve a deeper understanding of the Exus and Pomba Giras. It is a detailed collection of rituals and ceremonies, all according the O.V. S. tradition. The second part explores some esoteric elements that connect the Quimbanda to Gnosticism, according to the practices of the O.V.S.
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Crossroads edition: This paperback edition is intended to serve the adept who finds solace in the study of the Art in the most unexpected circumstances and places. Although this is a softcover edition, it is still bound by hand and crafted with good materials, and should withstand the pass of time and the wear and tear that comes with frequent consultations.
Specifications: 155 pages, 120 g. paper. Octodecimo size (110×180 mm), soft-cover bound in faux crushed black leather (250 g.) with black end papers (140 g.). Cover and spine hot-stamped in matte gold with the Black Book of Quimbanda logo. 4 full-page illustrations and several other sigils and photographies. 300 copies.