Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is a unique practical introduction to magic. The main thread of the book is the exploration of the Qliphoth and the dark mysteries which have for so long been a repressed part of western esotericism. Instead of ignoring and denying the dark side, the author reveals, step by step, how man can get to know his Shadow and, through this, reach a deeper knowledge of the Self. By exploring and not by repressing the Shadow it can be transformed from a destructive force into a creative power.
The book deals with the problem of evil, the symbolism behind the fall of Lucifer and man’s creation process according to Qabalistic philosophy.
The theories that are presented in this book are also linked to practice. Several examples of rituals, meditations, magical exercises and occult correspondences can be found within. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic contains more than one hundred demonic sigils and pieces of art that were created specifically for this book. A unique collection of all the sigils from the classic grimoires Lemegeton: The Lesser Key of Solomon and the infamous Grimorium Verum are also included.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas Karlsson has studied and practiced the occult sciences for more than fifteen years and is the founder of the esoteric order Dragon Rouge. He is Ph. D. in History of Religion and holds a M. A. in History of Ideas. Thomas Karlsson authored the book Uthark—Nightside of the Runes (Ouroboros Produktion, 2002) and gives seminars and lectures on a regular basis.
“Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is a combination of science and the quest for esoteric knowledge in a true occultistic spirit, ambition and tradition. The book also contains magical practices and descriptions of other individuals’ experiences of the supernatural. The book is moreover a gem to those who are interested in the Qabalah and those who nourish a great esoteric interest.”
– From the preface by Per-Anders Östling, Ph. D. in Ethnology, author of Blåkulla, magi och trolldomsprocesser.
“Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic constitutes an important source for the understanding of modern western esotericism and is a unique release. As such it is not merely interesting for occultists, but also for academics who study western esotericism.”
“Academically rigorous, yet a refreshing, practical insight into the dark side of Qabalism. Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic is definitely a suitable work for the serious scholar and the occult practicioner alike.”