sabato, ottobre 16, 2021 11:49

Michael W. Ford – The Vampire Gate, The Vampyre Magickian (Succubus Productions, 2007)

This is not a book for the beginner to pick up and practice; fortunately, the author mentions the necessary prerequisites. I remember when I first read it, I was a little confused. I have read a lot of “vampire grimiores” over the years, and this one was unlike them all in that the focus of the work is the magickal development of the individual sorcerer. That was the first time I’d ever seen anything like that. Here was a practical grimiore that was actually of the vampire genre, the first of its kind that I have read.  Now, I really did not think it was very vampiric in the popular way. In every other way, however, I came to discover that it was really the only real vampire workbook that I had ever encountered. Which is why I felt moved to read it again and to do a book review.

At my first reading of the Vampire Gate I had not yet ready any of Mr. Ford’s books so I had no familiarity with his other work. Now that I reread this book after reading many of his other books it becomes obvious to me the rich tapestry that he has woven from all of his experience and research. It has Babylonian, Egyptian and Ahrimanic concepts and deities as well as Qlippothic workings. After having done the preliminary reading and worked with much of the material I see now clearly that this is an initiatory workbook; that if you do your homework and work it you will excel and enrich your individual power exponentially.

Whether you are a beginner or well into your walk on the path, I think this is a must read.  Not for the awesome vampiric title, but because there are few books that have such a convocation of dark gods from different pantheons all in one place and have accurately portrayed them in a practical way. Furthermore, there are exercises for many different levels of development, from Ahrimanic Yoga to Astral Projection. It is a workbook to liberate and empower the individual. This book is full of references as to how the concepts, deities and exercises relate to your individual development and how to make the most of them. That being said, this is a vampiric grimoire and for the immortalist.  Not all Luciferians are into this, but even if you are not, it is as I said; it makes a great source book for the dark gods and magickal techniques described herein. This was my first of his books and is my favorite.

Until next time…Blessed Awakening

Review by Firestorm Coraxo

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