Foundations of Practical Sorcery

A seven-part set of magical treatises on Ceremonial Magic and the Occult Arte
by Gary St. Michael Nottingham

848 pages.
Originally privately published as pamphlet-books by the author, these sought-after texts have now been fully re-edited and made available as a set of seven books exploring the key practices and essential information for the practice of magical conjuration, geomancy, theurgia goetia, skrying and much more.

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foundations collected worksCollected Works: Hardback Edition

The Foundations of Practical Sorcery: Collected Works (unabridged)
This hardback edition contains seven works by Gary St. M. Nottingham.  Each volume is presented unabridged, as a convenient format for readers to own all seven works making up this series.
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Individual Paperback Volumes:

Volume I – Liber Noctis
(A Handbook of the Sorcerous Arte)
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Liber Noctis explores the attitudes, training and preparation required for success in ritual, and, as the title suggests, does not shy away from the ‘darker’ aspects of magic. Practical, experiential, lucid and non-judgmental, this book lays the groundwork for the successful study and practice of sorcery in the modern world.  Learn more…

Volume II – Ars Salomonis
(Being of that Hidden Arte of Solomon the King)
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Ars Salomonis is a practical manual for working with the talismanic figures found in the Key of Solomon, the most significant of all grimoires.  Including two methods for empowering and activating the planetary pentacles, the author makes this vital work safely accessible to beginners.  It is an ideal entranceway into the grimoire tradition.  Learn more… 

Volume III – Ars Geomantica
(Being an account and rendition of the Arte of Geomantic Divination and Magic)
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Ars Geomantica explores the medieval system of Geomancy, one of the simplest and most practical of the divinatory arts. The inclusion of detailed instructions on the creation of geomantic staves, elemental fluid condensers, and talismanic construction and consecration make this work a superb introduction of wide scope to the principles of magic and divination.  Learn more…

Volume IV – Ars Theurgia Goetia
(Being an account and rendition of the arte and praxis of the conjuration of some of the spirits of Solomon)
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Ars Theurgia Goetia presents a precise and practical guide to working with the spirits of this neglected text from the Solomonic grimoire cycle, the Theurgia-Goetia, giving the full seals of the spirits for the first time. The full ritual sequence of preparation, conjuration and license to depart is lucidly demonstrated, making this work suitable for both the beginner and the experienced practitioner.  Learn more… 

Volume V – Otz Chim
(The Tree of Life)
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Otz Chim is a practical exploration of the magic of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, the glyph which concentrates the essence of magic and mysticism within the Western Mystery Tradition. This book focuses upon lesser-known aspects such as the angels associated with the paths, their seals and invocations, and includes the previously unavailable Massa Aborum Vitae.  Learn more… 

Volume VI – Ars Speculum
(Being an instruction on the arte of using mirrors and shewstones in magic)
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Ars Speculum is a concise and practical work on the use of mirrors and shewstones in magic, which explores skrying and working with the four elements of air, fire, water and earth, both with elemental condensers and different elemental creatures. Other techniques include contacting other levels of being, the conjuration of spirits, binding and ligature, and healing and protection.  Learn more…

Volume VII – Liber Terribilis
(Being an instruction on the seventy-two spirits of the Goetia)
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Liber Terribilis is a practical study on how to work with the seventy-two spirits of the infamous seventeenth century Grimoire, the Goetia.  It also explores the vital and often neglected use of the seventy-two binding angels of the Great Name of God, the Schemhamphorasch, and is based upon the work of a small group of occultists who have explored the grimoire conjuration tradition. This volume will be of value to all levels of students and practitioners of the grimoire traditions.  Learn more…

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All seven volumes are available in hardback format as The Foundations of Practical Sorcery: Collected Works (unabridged, 848 pages).

Customers who prefer to own the series as a set of seven separate paperback books, can for a limited time save more than £20 off the combined RRP of £90.93 – Available here only.  Order all seven volumes now for just £70.00

Gary St. M. Nottingham (above)

Foundations of Practical Sorcery, is available as seven individual paperback volumes, or as one collected works (unabridged) hardback edition, containing all seven the works listed below:


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