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An extensive ritual guide to the complex art of evocation for advanced practitioners of the Arte.
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Lilonon Ananael is Nikolai Saunders' latest effort, the follow-up to the greatly received Claves Regni. The core of this new work is the monumental Ritual of Lilonon Ananael, a ritual designed to familiarize the novitiate with the various applications of the angels of Shemhamphorash and the nature of the governors of the Aethyrs. The governors themselves rule over various regions of consciousness and their legions of subservient spirits. They also correspond to the twelve tribes and the application of the governors through these twelve tribes should prove sufficient grounds for the novitiate to explore throughout their magical career. As it was with Saunders' previous works, Lilonon Ananael is a practical grimoire in the most classical sense of the word, and extensive ritual guide to the complex art of evocation.
The undulations of Light and Shadow, Good and Evil, Day and Night, are the dualistic representations of Truth perceived by our individuality. In other words, good and evil are simply matters of perspective; what is poison for one may prove profitable for another. However, in terms of Will it is that formula of The Magician in opposition to that of The Mystic. That is why certain specific operations in Lilonon Ananael are designed around Attainment or Enlightenment, while others are for more practical ends. One can not only exist as a magician or a mystic, anymore than one can be completely dominant or submissive in their dealings with others.
As the follow-up to both Arbor de Magistro and Claves Regni, the connections between the three books are interwoven in the ritual elements contained within. The branch of Enochian Magick represented by these three books, in conjunction with the Solomonic Form within, are representative of the Current of The Star System known as Scorpioniis upon Terra Munda. The Astrum Antares is represented in some of the various rituals, as was in Arbor de Magistro and the Aethyric Rites, specifically. The second of this series is Claves Regni, and while there are no spirits from within the aegis of Enochian Magick, the language used within, the various calls, and the invocations are strongly representative of Enochian. This, in addition, to the Enochian Calls used in the ten directions of the Temple, weave various threads into the fabric of the Work. The balancing of these occurs in this third book, Lilonon Ananael, where the Governors of the Aethyrs are called within their native environment and the spirits of Shemhamphorash are counterbalanced in their light and dark polarities. The Union of these Spirits corresponds to the passionate union of opposites above the Abyss nicely, which is a crucial element of Crowley's vantage point from within The City of Pyramids. The Astrum Antares is expanded upon within the text following the Rite Lilonon Ananael and several of the prerequisite rituals (or Outer and Theurgistic Rites) are represented. The Theurgist of The Aires (or that of the Astrum Antares) will then be able to accomplish the stocking of their Arsenal, or the fashioning of the several magical tools needed to accomplish the Work on High.
Lilonon Ananael is a massive tome, spanning 600 pages and with almost two hundred detailed sigils and illustrations, a must have for any serious practitioner of the Arte.
Due to its sheer size and volume, Lilonon Ananael will be released exclusively as a deluxe volume, limited to 72 hand-numbered copies. Each copy will be bound by hand in black goatskin and will be presented in a sturdy slip-case bound in black cloth. The spines are hand-sewn and have three raised bands. Accompanying each book will be a special case containing a brass coin with the sigils of Hades and Charon. The case and coin have been illustrated by the talented Kain Morgenmeer.
This is, without a doubt, Fall of Man's most luxurious and ambitious release.
Specifications: Octavo format (170 x 230 mm / 6.7 x 9 inches), 1,600 g. (3.5 pounds). Hardcover bound in black French Morocco, embossed and stamped in silver. 80 g. paper, 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. 605 pages, with hundreds of sigils and seals. The coin case (170 x 230 mm / 6.7 x 9 inches) is done in hard cardboard and bound in faux white leather, and fits inside the slipcase together with the book. Illustrated with an image of Charon. The coin (5 cm / 2 inches in diameter) is made of brass and engraved with the sigil of Charon on one side and the sigil of Hades on the other.
Limited to 72 hand-numbered copies. The PDF version of the book is included in the price as well.
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