by Nikolai Saunders

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To the uninitiated, Death is the end of life and the cessation of consciousness. Death is the awakening of the Aspirant to the Wake-World and can be accomplished while living upon Earth. This method is accomplished by using the Bardo Thodol to travel through the Bardos and observe the imagery during the Journey from the point of death to the point of rebirth. This process is Holy Unto Our Star. This process is studied by Our Brethren, this Journey is Sacred to Our Initiates. To Honor Death is to Honor Our Father. It is the awakening of the Nefesh to the Greater World, and while living most live life in the Kingdom of the Nefesh and Yetzirah, rarely even using the Ruach and hardly even perceiving the Neshamah. The Spirits Holy to Our Kingdom are Shades and Shadows in one instance, and the Highest in the other.

A Monons de a Siatris: The Heart of the Scorpion is Nikolai Saunders' new opus, after the successful release of Lilonon Ananael: Branches of Secret Wisdom two years ago. This new, massive tome compiles his most recent studies on the subject of spirit evocation and invocation, and presents them in one volume divided in two books, the first being A Monons de a Siatris and the second one being Consortivm Imperii Infernvs.

The first book, A Monons de a Siatris, is a collection of rituals intended for the solitary practitioner of Antarian Magick. Among others, there is a short prayer taken from the Bardo Thodol (commonly termed The Tibetan Book of The Dead), that is intended as a mystical ritual. This being a combination of Raja Yoga (the meditation and traveling in the Spirit Vision) and Bhakti Yoga (the devotion and appeals to the Divine Conquerors both Peaceful and Wrathful in the form of the prayers, in addition to the petition to the compassionate), the experience takes one through the Gates of Death into the Afterlife and through the various Bardos unto the Source or Font of Creation. The second book, Consortivm Imperii Infernvs, contains formulae for working with the Servitors of the Infernal Court. It is presented as a grimoire of magick which concerns itself with the Dark Arts.

Together with the extensive rituals, the reader will find Saunders' always useful and insightful commentary, which will surely guide the practitioner towards new areas of research and spiritual inspiration. Let the branches of this Knowledge grow deeper in Darkness that those immersed in the Shadows of Being may profit therein.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

A Monons de a Siatris
Introduction
Chapter I
A Ritual for the Celebration of The Dawning of The New Year
A Ritual of Divine Healing
A Ritual of Divine Remembrance
Herein lies a Ritual derived from the Descent Of The Goddess Ishtar Into The Lower World
Antarian Grace
The Ritual of The Hermit or The Harvest
Chapter II
The Consecration of The Mace of Orcus
A Ritual of Vampirism
The Evocation of Azrael
The Evocation of Charon
The Consecration of The Box
A Prayer of Compassion and Mercy
A Ritual for Waking The Ghost
The Consecration of The Lamp
Chapter III
The Equinox Ritual of The Astrum Antares
The Ritual of the Four Corners
Chapter IV
Concerning the Practice of Necromancy and Evocation
The Evocation of Poe through the Genius of Vamiel
The Repurification of the Robes

Consortivm Imperii Infernvs
Introduction
A note concerning the Evocation of Servitors
Chapter I
The Evocation of the Servitors of Lucifer
Chapter II
The Evocation of the Servitors of Beezlebuth
Chapter III
The Evocation of the Servitors of Astaroth
Chapter IV
The Evocations of the Chiefs’ Courtes Goetyk
Chapter V
The Evocation of The Servitors of Amaymon
Chapter VI
The Evocation of The Servitors of Paymon
Chapter VII
The Evocation of The Servitors of Ariton
Appendix I
The Ritual of The Bornless
Regarding Elements
The Heart of The Scorpion
Regarding The Circle of Antares
A Ritual of Death and Rebirth
Further Considerations of The Royal Arte
Appendix II - Illustrations

One of the full-page illustrations included in the book


We have uploaded Chapter II at this location for anyone interested in taking a peek at the book, and there are several pictures uploaded on our Facebook page.

The author, Nikolai Saunders, has been actively practicing some form of magic in one their many incarnations or another for most of his natural life. He began his experiments with traditional evocation in his mid twenties, and entered into this practice wholeheartedly. These excursions often took the forms of the popular grimoires such as The Lemegeton, Grimorium Verum, The Heptameron and The Sworn Book of Honorius, amongst others. Around this time, he found Enochian Magick, as practiced by the Order of The Golden Dawn. This experience of Enochian Magick, while providing much for him to consider philosophically, did not match the visions he had while descrying within a Circle, and the impetus to experience congress with the Enochian spirits in a similar fashion facilitated the decision to work with the Aethyrs. He was involved in the rites and rituals of the Ordo Templi Orientis for the most part in his public life but continued his solitary work in tandem with the outer rites of the Order and continued to make notes and keep journals. These journals were not only of his magical workings but also of his observations and insights into the writings, kabbalah, and practices of the other magicians (such as Crowley and Nuemberg, and Frater Achad, amongst others) alongside of some of his theoretical ideas. At the summit of Nikolai's involvement with the Ordo Templi Orientis he reached Sovereign Prince of the Rose-Croix of Heredom and was ordained as a priest within the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. After leaving the O.T.O. during a change of local leadership he became a member of a local Golden Dawn Temple, and completed the outer order grades. As an author, he has published several articles for the OTO and some of the various occult journals, and has published three books: Arbor de Magistro in 2014, Claves Regni in 2016 and Lilonon Ananael in 2017, all three through Fall of Man Press.

As usual, A Monons de a Siatris: The Heart of the Scorpion is accompanied by hundreds of spirit sigils and seals created by the author, and two full-page illustrations brought to life by the talented Sean Bergstrom. Due to its size (this is Saunders' largest title to date), the book is being released exclusively as a deluxe offering limited to 65 copies. Each copy will be bound by hand in black goatskin and cream Pelaq lizard, with red lettering on the spine. All books are presented in a sturdy slip-case bound in black Italian cloth.

Specifications: Octavo format (170 x 230 mm / 6.7 x 9 inches). Hardcover bound in black goatskin and Pelaq lizard. The paper is 80 g. with 200 g. black end-papers. Hand-sewn black spine with raised bonds and ribbon bookmark. Hard cardboard slip-case bound in black Italian cloth. Red foil blocking on rounded spine and on the case. 675 pages, with hundreds of sigils and seals.
Limited to 65 hand-numbered copies. The PDF version of the book is included in the price as well.
150€ + shipping.

The author, Nikolai Saunders, was kind enough to answer some of our questions:

- Hello, Nikolai! A Monons de a Siatris is your fourth book to date, can you tell us a bit about it and what sets it apart from your previous works?
A Monons de a Siatris is a collection of both solitary and group rituals for those who wish to work with the Antarian Current. There are rituals of celebration, consecration, and meditation. The second portion of this book is concerned with the group dynamics of the Royal Courts of the Infernal Powers. This is to say that the overall picture of the Legions of the Damned becomes expanded from that of a direct interaction with the ruler or overall head, and narrow in scope, to that of an interaction with the larger whole. In the first section there is an overall emphasis on practices of Necromancy and communication with the deceased and ancestral spirits; this emphasis, in conjunction with the group dynamics of both portions of A Monons de a Siatris, differs from the last two books with Arbor de Magistro being the exception; however the Rites of Arbor de Magistro are concerned with the initiatory current more so that rituals such as the Equinox Ritual or the Ritual of The Blue Lotus.

- You have been writing for many years now. How do you keep coming up with new rituals and ideas? What is the process you follow when you are writing a new ritual? Do you experiment first with ideas and check out what works practically?
Good question! The immersion in this sort of work keeps me better able to see alternative methods. If I were dealing with more of the administrative functions of an Order, such as the collection and management of dues, and the maintenance of a group working space such as a Temple, more of my energy would be focused on other things. Much of my writing has evolved out my personal and private work because things like the Goetic Art aren’t explicitly taught within either the Ordo Templi Orientis or the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn. This being said, the Invocation of Hades (as it is published in LILONON ANANAEL) came out of a performance of the Invocation of Horus which was written by Aleister, I later adapted it in my own practices and then as the current within the Astrum became more apparent to me I was then able to rework the ritual into something more of my own expression and tastes. I tend to follow the form of the grimoires, but the overall structure was also influenced by Liber ABA by Aleister Crowley in that he structures the overall Ritual from what he gathered in the Golden Dawn and by his performances of Ars Goetia, etc. These books also influenced my form in ritual which varies but tends towards some universal experiences, such as Gnosis. Yes, I most certainly experiment and test my rituals, many of these rituals have evolved out of my different experiments with things like Ars Almadel, or Ars Paulina. I don’t evoke every spirit though.

- Many of your rituals require a group to be performed. Do you have a stable working group that gives you feedback on the rituals you develop?
No, I have the memories of the old groups to which I have belonged. I would love to hear feedback, however.

- Tell us about how the book is structured. Why did you decide to put together what is, in essence, two different books? Is there a common theme unifying A Monons de a Siatris and Consortivm Imperii Infernvs?
The book is structured into two distinct traditions. One being the Antarian Current, the other an evolution of the Grimoires of eld. I believe that although I tend to become focused upon the Antarian Gnosis there remains a requirement to hold true to some of the currents of the past. Solomonic Magic has provided so much for me, that I continue to carry on the Work. They both use Ritual to communicate with discarnate spirits.

- Has your approach to magick changed a lot from when you started writing about it? Is there anything that you thought was one way and turned out to be completely different?
It has, it continues to change the more I practice it. Yes, many, many times. Sometimes it can be a pleasant surprise.

- What is your process when it comes to working with sigils? How do you come up with hundreds of new ones in each new book? Do you contact with each one of them personally?
I use Agrippa’s method, although I spell the names in full as opposed to omitting the vowels which he uses, instead. My own researches into Gemetria influenced this. In particular Liber 777 by Crowley where he spells his name in full and it adds to a very specific number.

- As a practitioner of many years, what are the risks of working with advanced entities as the ones you present in your work? Is it worthy?
Well Jack blew himself up if that is any idea of how bad it can get. The greater the risk the greater the reward, within reason. It is up to the individual to decide that someone might barter their soul for money, fame or power. Others might just want to talk to the Devil, instead.

- You are a tireless magician and author. What compels you to continue investigating and publishing your magickal results? What are you working on next?
Thank you, sir. I suppose I was born with the perspective that life is magical. This is what compels me forward. I am working on a ritual which draws one through the Gates of Understanding, subdividing the lower seven sepheroth into the various divisions within. Sort of worlds within worlds. Similar to descrying the aethyrs in that it is to facilitate the visions of the Sepheroth. I will include some of my visions of this if there is an interest.

- Thank you for your time.
Thank you for your support.

 

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