Xoanon, 2014. Limited Edition of 808 Standard Copies Only. Item #X-DB
A FINE COPY. Premium cloth over heavy boards, with gilt blocking on cover and spine. Containing numerous illustrations and sigillae by the author throughout. Tall Quarto. 832 pages. This substantial work expounds the sorcerous ethos and praxes of the Crooked Path ritual system. Its contents include a cycle of ten extensive Mystery-rites, each accompanied by adjunctive solitary rituals and detailed commentaries. Additional texts relate to the intricacies of Sabbatic ritualization, as well as an extensive body of stellar lore and ritual. The Sorcerous Formulae of Number and Sign are also communicated, together with detailed exegeses of the Quadriga, the specific covine-type of the Crooked Path. A detailed section on the Magical Weapons of the Draconian Sorcerer complements the text. This work is intended as an entire resumé of the ancestral and ophidian components of Traditional Craft Sorcery and Sabbatic Gnosis. The Dragon Book of Essex originally comprised a portion of the rites and practices of an inner conclave of the Cultus Sabbatai known as "The Column of the Crooked Path". Following the Azoëtia, The Dragon Book of Essex represents the second work of Chumbley's three-book magical opus the Trimagisterion.