THE DRAGON BOOK OF ESSEX: Grimorium Synomosia Dracotaos; Being an Enchiridion of the Crooked Path, a Grammar of Quintessential Sorcery, Containing the Sacred Rites and Formulae Undertaken in the Mysteries of the Great Dragon. Transmitted through the Circle of Four Watchers, Seen and Unseen, and Here Set Forth by Alogos Dhul' Qarnen Khidir.
Hercules: Xoanon, 2014. DeLuxe Limited Edition of 196 copies only, slipcased & hand-numbered. A FINE COPY, bound in full gilt-blocked goatskin, special endpapers, silk ribbon bookmarker, with matching slipcase. 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 Sabbati 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. (Item ID: 14908)