Saturday, 18 January 2014
I have released 100 copies of this new hardback on Lulu (see link)
The blurb says:
"One of the problems that many people on the occult path face is that few people will actually tell them them the rules. They blunder through making mistakes and having bad experiences because no-one has told them otherwise.. They might fail to see some crucial signs about a group that they want to join, or not be told the implications of their magical actions. The Chief Adept of the Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea, Nick Farrell, has gathered a set of magical statements which can answer all the sorts of questions you should be told by your teachers but were probably afraid to ask. These cover a range of issues starting with elemental theory, to always take the batteries out of the smoke detector before doing a ritual. This book is a limited edition and only 100 copies will be sold."
It is unusual in a lot of ways in that I asked those on Facebook what they wanted to read. I have written two such titles before, and they have meant that I have been able to pay the rent in a pretty tricky time.
I quite like this book because it gives practical advice and is designed for people to dip into. Some of the issues are things which have come up on this blog.
Monday, 13 January 2014
Written to fulfil a vow to Mercury for intervening for me. Feel free to attract his attention with it.
Invocation to Mercury
I call upon the great translator of the word from which all creation was formed. Mind of the One Thing
Come forth from you home in Of Mount Kyllene in Arkadia. Be present amongst your sheep, of which you are the great shepherd.
Come forth Champion of Akakesion who rules the marketplace and the crafts. Who teaches the way of business, and upon whom all fortune rests.
Guide, Minister, Messenger who brings the highest to the lowest, and the lowest to the throne of the One Thing.
Messenger of the Blessed Ones who holds the map of the universe in your caduceus and knows the all the ways, even to the darkest Hades.
Guardian of the three-fold cross-roads, Slayer of Argos, the Trickster, Contriver whose mind and tongue can destroy all. Wily, Shifting, Many-Turning, is your name, patron of writers and magicians.
I will invoke thee by thy name ERINNES, the giver of good fortune for that is what you have done, and I will tell others of your powers so that they shall lean upon thee as I have.
For you are a god amongst gods, one of the seven mighty ones.
Come forth Pronaos and lead us into the portico of your Mysteries.