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ZARIA ROSE has it all: a successful career as a pop star, fame, fortune, adulation – and a Magickal way of getting absolutely anything she wants.
However, when one day she tries to discover her past-life memories, her seemingly perfect life begins to fall apart – with nightmarish and violent consequences…
Eternal Witch is currently available as both a Paperback and Kindle Ebook from Amazon worldwide. Please click on the links below to purchase them, or see my About page to find the link to my book on your own country’s Amazon site.
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You have the opportunity to buy my new book , entitled “Eternal Witch,” from May 23rd 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.
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).
(First published on Amazon):
Joseph H Peterson always produces high quality versions of classic grimoires so I was very pleased to be able to get hold of this, which I did with the aid of a gift voucher I manifested from the universe (there’s magic for you! 😉 ). Anyway, so here is my analysis of “The Sworn Book of Honorius” which I will hereinafter abbreviate as TSBOH:
TSBOH dates from the 14th century (i.e. 1300s). Now at that time in Europe there were only two types of men – and unfortunately they were men, not women – who could get an education and hence be able to read a grimoire: Religious (monks and priests); and the sons of Royalty and Nobility. Correspondingly, if you survey the various grimoires dating from the pre-Renaissance era, you will find that they fall into one of two types, which I term Sacerdotal and Royal – reflecting the assumptions that the grimoire-writer makes about his intended audience.
TSBOH is a -Sacerdotal- grimoire – it not only assumes that the operator has the willing assistance of a Christian priest, but that he will also lead a life identical to that of a cloistered monk and be familiar with the daily office as a man in monastic orders would be. (Another example of a Sacerdotal grimoire would be the Heptameron of Peter Abano – but TSBOH is *far* more intense in the preparation it prescribes, and far more ambitious in what it sets out to achieve). Examples of what I would term “Royal” grimoires would include the Keys of Solomon both Lesser and Greater, which do not seem to require such a dependence on priests, but do promise to confer magical powers especially useful to princes and noblemen.
Like other pre-renaissance grimoires such as the Heptameron and Greater Key of Solomon, TSBOH assumes that the spirits manifest to visible appearance in the air before the circle, without the aid of a particular skrying medium.
The actual structure of TSBOH is as follows: first, the Operator should consecrate the “Seal of God” (actually the prototype of the Sigillum Dei Aemeth) and complete a forty-day operation to attain the Beatific Vision. In this sense it is akin to a shortened version of Abramelin, except that the required prayers are more sophisticated. This being achieved, the Operator can then progress on to an elaborate series of conjurations of Planetary and Elemental Spirits of both an Angelic and Demonic nature – for achieving more conventional “low-magic” goals.
Regarding Peterson’s edition itself, this contains both the Latin and English editions (newly translated) as well as the relevant diagrams, and a scholarly introduction which makes the point that many of the barbarous words of evocation which crop up in later well-known grimoires come from Byzantine sources, which I personally find fascinating. Peterson’s text does a good job of making clear that TSBOH directly inspired several Solomonic grimoires such as the Greater Key and multiple parts of the Lesser Key (Goetia, Ars Notoria) as well.
IMHO, there are two main difficulties to turning TSBOH into a working grimoire for the modern grimoire magician. Firstly, the number and complexity of the various prayers and invocations, and their need to be compiled and collated before use (but – thanks to Peterson’s edition – at least this can now be done!). Secondly and more unfortunately is the need for a monastic lifestyle, and more specifically a Christian monastic lifestyle – the operations in TSBOH are closely connected with the theology of the Christian religion to separate them.
You are now able, for one day only, to download my short story “An Unpardonable Offence” to your Kindle device or reading app, absolutely free.
Set in Miami, Florida, A professional hit-man falls into a nightmare world when he agrees to do a “clean-up job” for a powerful gangster…
To take advantage of this offer, you either need an Amazon Kindle or a free Kindle app for you computer, phone or tablet.*
Follow this link Now to claim your free copy:
Just a reminder that my book A Fairy Story By Any Other Name is free to download today – Wednesday 9th April 2014.
Follow the links below to get to the appropriate download site, and when you do:
- Please tweet / share that you’ve downloaded it; and when you’ve finished reading it
- Leave a nice review on Amazon. 🙂
A FAIRY STORY BY ANY OTHER NAME is a fantasy novel by Alex Sumner, author of “The Magus” and “Taromancer,” and features Guy Shepardson, the eponymous lead-character from Alex’ series “The Demon Detective, and other stories.”
Modern day Sorcerer (and rakish man about Town) Guy Shepardson finds himself out of his depth – and out of this world – when he uses his powers to save a desperately ill girl. Instead he finds himself wandering through magical realms populated by monsters, dragons, cannibals, a seriously bemused Voodoo Loa – and a feisty Fae Warrior, who definitely does NOT want to be Guy’s Damsel In Distress!
But as Guy comes closer to his goal, he realises that the cost could be far greater than he ever imagined…
This is now available to buy in both print and ebook form from Amazon, however:
ON WEDNESDAY 9TH APRIL 2014, IT WILL BE FREE TO DOWNLOAD!!!
To take advantage of this offer, simply add yourself to the event on Facebook or subscribe to this website if you have not already done so and – this coming Wednesday – follow the links to Amazon to get a free copy.
And please share this post with everyone you know! 🙂
Where to download it (on Wednesday 9th April):
If you are the owner of an Apple iPhone, there are three ways you can improve your enjoyment of the device, to wit:
- Download the latest patch for iOS 7; or
- Wait a few months, and download the forthcoming iOS 8; or – best of all –
- Get Taromancer by Alex Sumner and read it on your Apple device.
Yes! Taromancer is now available via iTunes. Quite by coincidence (not a coincidence at all actually), it is also available for Nook, as well as for Kindle. It is, in addition, available in print (I even have a limited number of autographed editions available – get in touch via the Contact Alex link for more details.
By way of a break from the usual occult related blog posts, I present this. Fellow indie author Maria Savva has come out with her new book, “Far Away In Time.”
Our lives are a series of stories, and we are the characters with the starring roles. The memories, regrets, secrets, and struggles that fill these pages are at once unique and relatable. These stories belong to us all.
Eight unforgettable tales reaching out to a place Far Away In Time…
Available on Amazon Kindle:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
Amazon FR: http://www.amazon.fr/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
Amazon DE: http://www.amazon.de/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
Amazon IN: http://www.amazon.in/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
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Amazon IT: http://www.amazon.it/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
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Amazon JP: http://www.amazon.co.jp/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Far-Away-Time-Maria-Savva-ebook/dp/B00J0G11S0/
Maria Savva lives and works in London. She studied Law at Middlesex University and The College of Law. She is a lawyer, although not currently practising law. She writes novels and short stories in different genres, including drama, psychological thriller, and family saga. Many of her books and stories are inspired by her years working as a lawyer, although she has not written a courtroom drama to date. She has published five novels, the most recent of which is Haunted, a crime fiction/psychological thriller. Far Away In Time is her sixth collection of short stories. You can find out more about her work at her official website: http://www.mariasavva.com