In another thread there was an active discussion about this new book Lucifer and the hidden demons. The discussion was not about the book itself but about how to get it for free.
I got the book last week on my kindle and have read it over the last days. I try to write a book review and maybe a discussion on topic will evolve. At first I was excited, a new book not about Goetia and variations but about Lucifer himself. Michael Ford wrote a lot about Luficer, but in my opinion Ford's approach is more religious, not practical orientated, at least not for me. The style of Mr. Rose reminds me of Hargrove, Winterfield or the gallery of magic. Not the writing itself but the attitude. Rose (and his order) claims to have better understanding of occultism than other authors or the internet. Except for this forum may this be right regarding to the internet.
The first 50 pages of the book are a long introduction, the author’s view on occultism, Lucifer and the bible, psycholgy, the importance of visualization and much more. Rose does not like the Goetia because of to many egregrores through false evocation. And much more he dislikes the Grimorium verum. Lucifer and the hidden demons is based on the work of Abraham von Worms or better known as the abramelin.
The concept of Lucifer and the hidden demons can be summarized on a few pages. There is no physical evocation, no gestures, no wands. You summon Lucifer and his demons with a sequence of words and visual images in your mind, called pathwork. Then you make your request. The images are landscapes or objects that are related to the demon. This concept is similar to the evocation keys of Brand and Winterfield. The second half of the book is a list of the demons and their related pathwork.
Does it bring results, you may ask. Well, I will give a try in the next days.
Glad you noticed the similarity between all those systems/books. Feels like they're all written by the same author, under different names. My guess is that those people are marketers hired the same ghost writer after the success of Brand's books.
Brand's books didn't work for me at all, but had some results from Winterfield's Demons of Magick. Maybe those changes to the same exact system, make it work for more people. So it's all good.
Thank you Tyricon for your effort writing a review about this book. I read on another occult forum about this great book and people seems to have gave it high scores. I am glad that it takes the practical approach and not only theory, because I think we all need knowledge about practice, in face most of the books cover only theory but not practice concept of the occult and you read a book and that's it.
Thank you for taking time to reply infact a book seems to have the potential for us to form a small working group of the people wanna be working on it, however i request you to kindly forward it to me too at : firstname.lastname@example.org