THE TOWER OF BELIAL: ADVANCED BLACK MAGIC & SHADOW SORCERY - Dray, 1st Ed 2016
Title:THE TOWER OF BELIAL: ADVANCED BLACK MAGIC AND TECHNIQUES IN SHADOW SORCERY
Author: Alexander Dray
Publisher: Seven Darks Press
Year: 2016 (First Edition) Binding Style: Softcover Illustrated: No
Book Details + Condition: Scarce first edition from 2016 of Alexander Dray's THE TOWER OF BELIAL: ADVANCED BLACK MAGIC AND TECHNIQUES IN SHADOW SORCERY. In like-new condition: tight binding; text is clean and unmarked; book has not been read. Contents include: Legacy; Undoing Malkuth; Doorways to Darkness; Constructing the Portal; Handling Darkness; Undoing the Shadow; The Knowledge and Conversation of the Demonic Genius; Feeding the Shadow; Three Pillars. From the Introduction: This is not solely a work exploring the metaphysical or philosophical aspects of the Left Hand Path, Black Magic or Diabolism. I have approached these topics from several different directions in my other writings which I plan on making more accessible in the future. While I do believe that an ever evolving cosmology is a core component of the sorcerer's actuality as an adversarial and antinomian force within the world, this text is intended primarily as an advanced manual of Black Magic for the seasoned among us who have tread the path of night past the point of no return. What follows is a collection of the abstract sorcery conceptions and workings that I, and a small group of fellow practitioners have developed over the last twenty some years as active sorcerers seeking to continually push the limits of what we have come to understand as the Left Hand Path. This tomb is the intent inherent within my own process of becoming, which from the Left Hand Path perspective is a never ending challenge.
About the author: Alexander W. Dray was born in Bangkok, Thailand and spent his childhood and young adult years traveling extensively with his mother and father. He developed a early interest in animistic shamanic practices and religions due to his intimate interactions with the many varied cultures and peoples he came in contact with during his travels. He was home schooled until the age of twelve and then subsequently enrolled in a series of boarding schools where he excelled in the natural sciences, English literature and history. In 1982 he relocated to New York City and began working and studying with a small left hand path oriented group based out of the Magickal Childe occult shop in Chelsea, NYC. He was intimately involved with the new chaos magic phenomenon at that time and eventually came to lead a small satanic coven with members located in the New York and New England area. Mr. Dray was initiated into a Petro line of Haitian Voodoo in 1996 and began developing left hand path methods and sorceries concerned with the merger of traditional shamanic magic and the left hand path. He is closely affiliated with several Left Hand Path groups, has been published in numerous occult journals and has written five books. It is understood that is work is unrivalled among practitioners of sorcery and black magic.