How Not To Promote Your New Book On Amazon

News today about a young lady jailed for eleven years at Carlisle Crown Court – the lurid headline in the otherwise sober Daily Telegraph neatly summarises the facts of the case:

Mother, 19, stabbed boyfriend during sex after telling him men should only be used for ‘human sacrifice’

Mm-mmm! Personally, if some woman told me that men are only good for human sacrifice, I would find that rather a turn-off! What’s more, it surprises me that, after he told her that his worst nightmare was being stabbed by a barefoot clown whilst duct-taped to a bed, and she dressed up for their romantic tryst as a barefoot clown carrying a large knife and a roll of duct-tape, his suspicions weren’t aroused somewhat. As it is, the boyfriend’s reward was to escape with his life, rather than being nominated for a Darwin Award.

But then… I note that in the article it turns out the victim is a brother Author – and the journalist was able to fit in a mention of his book. Well you know what they say about “No publicity…” eh?

This has got the Sumner Family Brain-Cell thinking.

Published: 26th May 2018
Artwork © 2018, Alex Sumner

I have a new novel forthcoming on May 26th 2018, entitled “Eternal Witch.” It is an occult thriller in which a successful young woman dabbles with recalling her past-life memories, and before you can say “needless to say it all goes horribly wrong,” it does – with violent consequences. It will be available in Paperback and Kindle form from Amazon. Already my dedicated hard-core fans are beseeching me for advance copies!

I should therefore like to declare that my worst nightmare is being chased by a Hollywood film producer armed with a large chequebook wanting to option the rights to my books, whilst being forced to drink Cristal 2004 (i.e. me that is, I’m not talking about forcing the Hollywood exec to drink anything). Anyone interested in participating in promotional activities with me of a non-violent nature – or indeed of ordering an autographed copy of my new book – may get in touch with me via the Contact Alex page on this website.

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The Magus Trilogy

You have the opportunity to buy my new book , entitled “Eternal Witch,” from May 26th 2018. Meanwhile, in advance of my new release, I have been updating all my other books, including the first three that started them off the Magus Trilogy. 

“The Magus,” “Opus Secunda” and “Licence To Depart,” are published in paperback and Kindle. For more details please see my Amazon Author Page.

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Occult related video of the day: “As Above, So Below” by Tom Tom Club


Came across this from their 1982 debut album. The lyrics actually describe a method of Tattva exploration by clairvoyance, although the Golden Dawn did not recommend holding “the symbol to your forehead.”

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Current Work

Taromancer, by Alex Sumner – my 2014 novel.

You will next see a brand new novel from me this May – entitled Eternal Witch. It’s all ready, but I have chose a May launch date to give me enough time to get my publicity in gear. And because I figured it was the most auspicious time Astrologically.

Meanwhile, I am currently updating my existing releases – such as my 2014 novel Taromancer, my story about a jaded tarot reader who finds new meaning in her life through the power of Theurgy. Taromancer is available in paperback and on Kindle (click here to download a free Kindle reading app).

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Spell To Get A Snow-Day Off Work Or School

Empower this sigil, which is the Sigil of Ithaqua The Wind-Walker, with the following incantation:

Ia Ithaqua!
Come, ye Wendigo!
Ia Ithaqua!
Snow Snow Snow!
Ia Ithaqua!
School and Work: No!
Ia Ithaqua!
Snow Snow Snow!

NB: as those who know their Cthulhu Mythos will appreciate, this is tantamount to summoning one of the Great Old Ones, so this probably won’t work without a human sacrifice or two. Have fun!

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Star Wars and Astral Projection

I’m going to come right out and say it: I am a Star Wars fan. What’s more, I saw the recent installment The Last Jedi and I enjoyed it immensely. I want to use this blog post to address criticisms which have been levelled at the director Rian Johnson, I believe have been made unfairly.

Specifically the finale of movie, in which the rebels have been all but wiped out, at the last moment see Luke Skywalker walk through the door come to save them for one last time. He then goes out to have a confrontation with the enemy forces whilst giving the Rebels time to make their get away.

Only it’s not actually him. In plot twist we discover he’s doing a force projection of himself, and in reality he hasn’t left the planet on which he’s been all this time.

Now some fans have criticised the director Rian Johnson on the grounds that this somehow spoils the movie and spoils the characterization of Luke Skywalker. However I say this. Firstly, astral projection is a thing in real life, so it is not unreasonable to suppose that it can exist in the Star Wars universe.

Secondly I believe that Luke Skywalker specifically did this for two reasons. Firstly to humiliate Kylo Ren, and secondly to demonstrate the awesome power of the Force and consequently give up to his friends and allies.

Hence in the third movie, if Rey ever doubts that she is worthy, she will have plenty of people who witnessed Luke’s actions to remind her that she is a powerful Jedi – just like astral projectors in real life!

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Proposal for a new holiday: Astrology Day!

Happy Epiphany! Or, if you are a member of one of the Orthodox Churches, or are reading this in Africa, Merry Christmas! This post is a follow-up to my previous Epiphany-themed post, Jesus Christ: Pagan Messiah.

Astrologers are mentioned with high-praise in the Bible! All you Christian Fundamentalists who say that Astrology is evil, are ignoring the literal word of the good book, for the Gospel of St Matthew clearly says that the first foreigners to recognise Jesus as Christ were Astrologers. In fact, the Churches have instituted a day to honour the fact – today, the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6th.

Yes indeed. The Magi who came to offer gold, frankincense and myrrh were astrologers, who used their powers of casting horoscopes to predict the birth of the Messiah. The key to understanding this is the passage:

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,  asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”

Matthew 2:1-2

The phrase at its rising has been also been translated as “in the East.” This has given rise to an erroneous belief that there was an actual Star of Bethlehem, moving comet like through the sky to guide the Magi to the place of Jesus’ birth. Some have also speculated, also erroneously, that the passage refers to a planetary conjunction which occurred in 6BC. (NB: all stars rise in the East, simply because of the Earth’s rotation).

However, to an Astrologer, the passage takes on a completely different meaning. It refers to Jesus’ “rising sign” or Ascendant. Hence the Magi computed Jesus’ Horoscope. Incidentally, the Rising Sign is the literal “Horoscope” – the word means “house marker,” hence the Ascendant is the point from which the Houses of the chart are measured. Likewise they used the power of Astrology to identify the specific house in Bethlehem (it so happens that there is a method in Horary Astrology where the geographical location of a thing may be determined by the position of the ruler of the house under which it falls in the Horary chart – see, e.g. here).

This has given me a brilliant idea – the Christian Church should celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany as Astrology Day, precisely because it is the day when a group of Astrologers came to visit Baby Jesus. Given that every other Christian holiday inevitably becomes secularized soon enough, we may rely on the power of big business to soon open it up to people of all religions and none! Heck, if this idea takes off and finds widespread popular appeal, we shall soon have internet memes going round saying it was a pagan feast day all along!

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Manifestation

This is an experimental video project. The soundtrack is an “isochronic tone” intended to aid “Manifestation” (cosmic ordering, creative visualisation, “the Secret” etc). The images are selected to represent positive goals which will benefit both the individual and the whole planet, e.g.

* Success (sporting endeavour)
* Abundance
* Love
* Peace
* Respect (for others and for the planet)

Recommended for meditation.

No copyright intended: all sounds and images are copyright the respective owners.

Isochronic tones available from:
http://www.iso-tones.com

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January 1, 2018 · 12:00 am

Cosmic Ordering Calendar 2018

Some eight years ago I first came up with the idea of devising one’s own Cosmic Ordering Calendar. As a reaction against some of the cynical and trashy novelty calendars that were then doing the rounds, I thought, why not create one’s own calendar to do something noble like manifest one’s goals and aspirations?

Example of a blank photo calendar

Needless to say, I am currently using the break between Christmas and New Year’s Eve to prepare my Calendar for 2018. I’ve found that a great deal of the work can be done for you by getting photo calendars, which are available from major stationers: their intent was for you to put twelve cute pictures of your family on it and send it to your relatives. However, the Cosmic Orderer can subvert this and put twelve pictures of what one wants to manifest in the forthcoming year.

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Shall We Kill The President for Christmas

Cover artwork for "Shall We Kill The President?" featuring sexy female vampire overshadowed by the stars and stripes

Shall We Kill The President? © Alex Sumner 2012

Shall We Kill The President? by Alex Sumner

It’s at this time of year that our thoughts turn to festive things like Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all men*, and assassinating the Commander-In-Chief of the United States of America. So to keep in with the spirit of the season, my novella Shall We Kill The President ? is on sale at 50% off at Smashwords.

Simply follow the link and use the promotional code SEY50 at the checkout. Offer lasts until January 1st 2018

Merry Christmas!

Shall We Kill The President?

 

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