Being an Instruction on the Seventy-Two Spirits of the Goetia
By Gary St. M. Nottingham
Liber Terribilis is a practical introduction to working with the seventy-two spirits of the infamous seventeenth-century grimoire, the Goetia. This work draws upon the experiences of a small group of occultists who have explored the methods of conjuration given in the grimoires. English alchemist and sorceror Gary Nottingham gives clear and workable instructions to allow the reader to explore and work with these spirits - which tradition declares King Solomon bound to his will, and who helped to build the great Temple of Solomon.
The author argues convincingly that these spirits are real and will attend on the will of the conjuror so far as their office allows them to do so. He also explores the vital and often neglected use of the seventy-two angels of the Great Name of God, the Schemhamphorasch, which assist in the binding of the spirits and also have their own offices to perform. This work allows the conjuror to interact with both the Goetic spirits and their controlling angels.
The tools of the arte and their consecration, the preparation required of the serious practitioner, and the full process of Goetic conjuration are all covered, together with the seals of the spirits and angels, their appropriate colours and fragrances. This excellent volume will be of value to all levels of students and practitioners of the grimoire traditions.
This book is Volume VII of the 7-volume series Foundations of Practical Sorcery by Gary St. Michael Nottingham.
2015, 204 pages. Paperback & Kindle editions available.
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
Liber Terriblis by Gary St. M. Nottingham
Introduction to ‘Foundations of Practical Sorcery’
Of Our Arte
Of Those Spirits Both Darksome and Divine
Of the Tools of Arte
Suggested Further Reading
Gary St. M. Nottingham’s commitment to the study and practice of the alchemical arte, ritual magic, grimoires and spirit conjuration means that he can often be found peering at bubbling flasks or a shewstone – or otherwise engaged in deepening his knowledge and understanding of such matters. His practices also draw on the work of the 17th-century astrologer William Lilly and the arte of horary astrology.
He organised the legendary Ludlow Esoteric Conference (2004-2008), helped produce Verdelet occult magazine, has taught many free day workshops on basic occult skills and is a popular speaker at esoteric conferences.
The seven volumes of Foundations of Practical Sorcery are an unabridged collection of Gary’s much sought-after previously published work, updated and made available to a wider readership at last. Ars Alchemica and Ars Angelorum may be seen as companion volumes to this central work.
Gary was raised in south Shropshire, where, during his mid-teens, he became involved with a small Coven, thereby gaining an excellent grounding in a wide selection of magical practices. Following the conjuration of a spirit, and asking it for help that manifested when least expected, he subsequently became involved with a group of practising alchemists.
He has a background in horticulture, enjoys spending time in the garden and playing chess.