By David Beth
Reviewed by Freya Aswynn
Ever so rare a book comes along which changes ones paradigm permanently. The first book which impacted on my mind and set my magickal Path was: Secrets of Dr Taverner by Dion Fortune and this was in Dutch in 1968.
Many books came after, and now in 2008 forty years later another book has a similar impact.: Voudon Gnosis by David Beth a genuine Adept and True initiator.
This book is beautifully produced in shiny black cover embossed with a Seal. I am reading it for the second time, it’s not a big book, but the content is a condensed version of various systems of Magick under the umbrella of Voudon.
I think that the term Voudon is used here as ‘Spirits Work’ and does not exclusively apply to the African Magickal Tradition but can equally implemented within a Germanic/Norse magickal paradigm. How could it be otherwise any True initiation manual has to be ‘universalist’.
Yes, my dear Asatru friends I am universalist, guilty as charged! Like it or lump it! But only in the sense of the Universal Perennial Wisdom Tradition.
Any authentic occult system will correspond with others. This book is full of ‘triggers’ opening channels of knowledge, which reside in the collective Mind. If we consider the scientific fact that the Black Race is the oldest form of Homo Sapiens the first to appear from Africa and dispersing all over the planet, it stands to reason that their gods and mysteries are also the oldest on the planet, from which may all others could be derived.
In the Nordic system here is mention of a primal goddess named ‘Nott’ or Night’.
This is not a book for beginners, it’s far to complicated and one must have an familiarity with the occult concepts and jargon. But for those who want to go beyond religion into the magick it’s a must. Some serious excellent sorcery!
It has a strong content of ‘sexual’ magick, perhaps this must seem odd to you my faithful friends as I am a sworn celibate, however it doesn’t stop me adapting it into my own magickal work obviously without breaking my vows.
There are only 550 copies printed so get your order in NOW! Let’s face it if it’s beyond you current scope of occult understanding you either study hard and catch on sell it one year later on E bay for a multiplicity of the money you paid.
Topics include: Las Prise des Yeaux, Points Chauds, Spider Sorcery and Time Travelling, Elemental Sex Magick and The Grimoire Ghuehde; there are also two appendices ‘Nganga and the Fetish’ and ‘A-Mor: an initiated analysis of Love’. Author David Beth is the Sovereign Grand Master for the international Voudon Orders and is the Presiding Bishop of the Ecclesia Aeterna.
For those who are really interested but hesitant I suggest listening to the pod cast of David.
Where to buy: http://www.scarletimprint.com/