A Collection of Essays Exploring the Origins, History, Nature and Magical Practices of Angels, Fallen Angels and Demons
Edited by Sorita d’Este

Look up towards the heavens and open your mind to the infinite, for it is there that you will see the colourful and multifaceted world of winged messengers - Gods, Angels, Fallen Angels and Demons.

BOTH SIDES OF HEAVEN is a collection of 18 essays by some of the foremost modern esoteric writers, occult scholars and magicians. In their personal contributions they share their experiences, research, and unique insights into the spiritual realms of the mysterious beings who have played such an important and inspirational role in human spiritual history.

From the nature of the daimons of the Graeco-Roman world, the Zoroastrian Ahuras and Daevas, the seductive Lilith and mighty Lucifer, through to the Fallen Angels of the Bible and the Book of Enoch, and their children the Nephilim, we find that these powerful beings are harbingers of change. In this anthology their magical natures are explored through the works of Renaissance magicians such as Dr John Dee and Edward Kelley, Dr Thomas Rudd and more recently Madeline Montalban, as well as in that of the experiences of the contributors themselves. The ceremonies and conjurations of grimoires such as the Key of Solomon, Goetia and Grimorium Verum are considered, as well as adaptations thereof and simpler, personal encounters.

When you look at both sides of Heaven seeking wisdom and knowledge from the wings of ethereal messengers, you will see legions of angels and demons, archangels, fallen angels, old gods and even a few faeries and green butterflies. And, maybe, they will be looking back at you too.

As these essays demonstrate, Angels have been with us for many thousands of years, and their influence continues to be felt as strongly today as it ever was!

2009, 210 pages. Paperback & Kindle editions available.
ISBN 978-1-905297-26-9
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam

Both Sides Of Heaven edited by Sorita d’Este

  • Introduction - A Host of Winged Messengers - Sorita d'Este (editor)
    Fallen Angels and Legends of the Fall - Rufus Harrington
    On the Wings of Rebirth - Katherine Sutherland
    The Myth of the Fallen Ones - Michael Howard
    The Enochians - Aaron Leitch
    Madeline Montalban, Elemental and Fallen Angels - Julia Phillips
    Azazel & Shemyaza - Diana Allam
    Thirteen Unicycles in the Woods - Adele Nozedar
    The Salvation of the Sidhe - Emily Carding
    The Green Butterfly - Dan Harms
    The Fallen Angels and the Goetia - David Rankine
    Demons & Devils - Maestro Nestor
    Grimoires for Pagans - Jake Stratton-Kent
    The Thwarting Angels - Stephen Skinner
    The Face in the Mirror - Charlotte Rodgers
    Between Gods and Men - Kim Huggens
    Loving Lilith - Melissa Harrington
    Zoroastrian Angels and Demons - Payam Nabarz