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Michael W. Ford РDragon of the Two Flames: Demonic Magick and the Gods of Canaan (Copyright © 2012 By Michael W. Ford)

Against all odds, I have finally gotten a chance to read Dragon of the Two Flames. I am blown away; as odd as this sounds, coming from me, there are no words to describe it. I will say this: I asked the author a question a while back and he told me the answer I sought was in Dragon of the Two Flames, and he was right. Not only did his book answer the question I asked and multiple questions I would’ve subsequently been led to ask, but it answered questions I’ve had for years, some that I could never even put into words.

In this book he goes into not only magickal terminology, but its mechanisms as well. He explains in great detail about the Daemon and the process of ascencion. This is a very complete book, which he refers to as a ‚Äúliving grimoire,‚ÄĚ and aptly so; the depth and insight of the author and his perspective on the Diefic Masks and the Daemon is what brings it to life. It is designed for the free thinking student and individualist. The historical time-line and cultural context of the dieties is described in depth. He also goes into the coexisting cultural identities of the ancient near east. The images help bring it to life as inspired visual interpretations of concepts and the ancient gods. He also provides a set of instructions for how to use this grimoire.

The featured artists are profiled and credited in the book. There is extensive encyclopedic detail of the pre-christian deific masks and a new testament demonology included as well.  There is also an extensive glossary and bibliography. This is one of his most complete works in so far as he clarifies every point and it is a perfect compliment for working with his other books as well; especially Maskim Hul. In detail he clarifies what is Luciferian Ideology and what it is not. The concept of the black flame is demystified and explained.  He goes in depth to explain almost every aspect of his teachings. With this book his teachings are made crystal clear. His approach is scientific and primal; a difficult balancing act that he excels at.

I was also pleased when he even mentioned one of my favorite enigmatic historical figures. This is not just a book to read, it is a textbook to study and a workbook to work with; one that I will be working with for a long time. The possibilities are tantalizing and the ideas will take time to flesh out and fully comprehend. I find it intriguing and thought provoking. It is a resource and a workbook. It is recommended for the beginning Luciferian and useful to the advanced Adept. I am pleased to recommend this book as a must for any magickal library. When I say any, I do mean it. As a living grimoire it is not for everyone but as an encyclopedic resource, it is.


Until next time… Blessed Awakening

Book Review by Firestorm Coraxo

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