The Infernal Masque explores the vital interplay between primordial darkness and infernal fire. It is the dynamic tension between these two elements that creates the sublime frisson within the flesh and soul of the Initiate, immersing them in the ecstatic tempest of daemonic reality. So awakened, one may consult the legions of the Dead, commune with spirits and eventually participate in the grand danse macabre that is the Infernal Masque itself.
Incorporating the ancient magical principles of the Eidolon, sciomancy, and Theia mania (“divine madness”), along with more contemporary themes such as estrangement and the uncanny as modes of spiritual transformation, this work is a visionary exposition of the numinous powers that vitalize the phenomenal realm from the Netherworld below. Complete with suggestions for practice and ritual, The Infernal Masque is a powerful doorway into strange and seductive realms of true magical power and experience.
Table of Contents
One: The Cauldron & the Thunderbolt
Two: Fathoming the Netherworld
Three: Grammar of Fire
Four: The Gloom of Erebus
Five: Realization of the Eidolon
Six: The Ebon Palace of Hades (A Fascination)
Seven: The Infernal Masque
List of Illustrations
About the Author & Editions
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May the book and the eve of Walpurgis bring you further into the perennial Mystery!