Michael Ford - Magick of the Ancient Gods (12.7 MB)
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Chthonic Paganism & The Left Hand Path.Magick of the Ancient Gods is a grimoire in every way, it is meant to inspire and enchant those who read it, who may not know which path to embark upon and find the thought of the awakening of the Gods and Goddess mutually inspiring. This work began from a specific coin I had obtained due to my interest in Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The coin displayed the radiate head of Antiochus and the back Zeus bearing a lightning bolt. I had conducted numerous meditations with it - the age alone of th... More >>>
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Chthonic Paganism & The Left Hand Path.
Magick of the Ancient Gods is a grimoire in every way, it is meant to inspire and enchant those who read it, who may not know which path to embark upon and find the thought of the awakening of the Gods and Goddess mutually inspiring. This work began from a specific coin I had obtained due to my interest in Antiochus IV Epiphanes. The coin displayed the radiate head of Antiochus and the back Zeus bearing a lightning bolt.
I had conducted numerous meditations with it - the age alone of the coin was from his lifetime - 175-164 B.C. and had survived since. The inspiration was blinding, I began researching the Gods even deeper than before and looked to the Adversarial spirit in each. My Daimon never leads me into a wrong direction I found my wellspring and focus. I was to create a grimoire which was simplistic and easy to understand, where the workings and magickal rites could be conducted without extensive pressure and adapted by a beginner.
The Gods may be viewed here for the first time in a Luciferian and Left Hand Path perspective - there is no "Good" or "Evil" here, there is balance. No more will you see "Zeus" as being some equivalent to the Judeo-Christian God, rather a balanced force of power of both light and darkness. The Adversary manifests in each and every culture, as I have mentioned before yet not in the "devilish" way others seem to always accept.
Luciferianism is about knowledge and wisdom applied, in different ways than first perceived. I encourage each to explore these avenues no matter if you are a Wiccan or Satanist - you will find this grimoire illuminating in your own magickal search and awakening.
They exist now within our flesh they travel through the labyrinth of dreams and seek a greater manifestation in our waking world. We may seek them in nature, our daily activities and goals.
There are many masks of the Adversary, all of which are different with various perspectives and possible goals for the practitioner to approach. The success of the work here is up to you desire and how Magick manifests in you as an individual.
The statues of the Gods, altars and tools of the art is a balance of the need of visual, perceptive elements without your life, a bridge as it is to this world and manifestation. The Gods offer their cups as well to those who may drink from them!
The path of Magick requires the ability to gain perspective from our experiences, to allow them to influence our shaping into Gods and Goddesses accordingly. Listen to nature and the world devoid of the bustle of technology once in a while, the beauty of nature itself will inspire you!
Michael W. Ford, Akhtya May 13, 2009
Michael W. Ford is the Magister of The Order of Phosphorus, a closed order of solitary initiates and The Black Order of the Dragon, the inner guild based around Yatukivah - Persian and Chaos sorcery. He is the author of "Luciferian Witchcraft" which contains 12 different grimoires including the Left Hand Path Tantric Grimoire, Adamu, a forbidden book of Sexual Magick, Goetic Sorcery, a Luciferian approach to the 72 Spirits of the Shemhamforasche, Yatuk Dinoih and other works focused on the darksome rites of the path of Shadow Sorcery and so-called Skir-hand Witchcraft, introduced by Nathaniel J. Harris, a Hereditary Witch from the UK. Known as Akhtya Seker Arimanius, Ford also is the author of Liber HVHI, an explaination of the Luciferian trinity and the rituals of the Qlippoth, The Book of the Witch Moon which features an introduction by Chaos Magician Peter J. Carroll and numerous articles and essays.
Recording with Black Funeral and Darkness Enshroud, a ritualistic-darkwave band, Ford relocated for the first time to Houston, Texas, having just recorded and released his first industrial record, Valefor - Death Magick on Cold Meat Industries "Death Factory Records" in 1996.
Michael Ford was granted the Order of Nine Angles command by Christos Beest in 1996, from which Ford operated until 1998 in Indianapolis. Ford left the active ONA due to what he has described as its Neo-Fascist stance and political ideals, which in his view are not an inherent part of Magick or Satanism:
"I was and still am very interested in the Northern Tradition and the runes... It was something I am not interested in, Nazism and my projects NEVER HAD anything to do with it... I was more of an anarchist in many ways than the labeled "anarchists", I said things which would disturb, that is the point... I am NOT by any means (and this is in practice too) any kind of racist or such. That is ignorance in a high form."
Michael spent several years developing his Magickal practice between 1998 and 2000, when moving to Houston, Texas in October 1999 and editing his Book of the Witch Moon, where he had previously corresponded with Kenneth Grant.Ford continued working on music and recorded several ritual-music albums in the late 1990s, under the band name Psychonaut. Michael's interest in the works of Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant and the mythology of the Adversary throughout the history of humanity were his primary interest during that time .
In 2001 Ford met Dana Dark, a gothic model and vocalist from Houston, and two others to begin recording ritual workings and the practice of the specific "luciferian" magick.The band recorded several albums from that point on, performing several live rituals. The group practiced magick as a Coven during this time period.
In 2003 Ford began publishing chapbooks and distributing them at low cost throughout the Satanic and Left Hand Path underground, which was designed as a type of "hit and run" guerrilla tactic. Ford had written in numerous published interviews that his goal was to upset and redefine the often-stagnant occult genre with an "Adversarial" approach. 2004 brought Michael's first contribution to a soundtrack, during his collaboration with Hexentanz, a ritual-medieval music project, with The Soil Bleeds Black and Psychonaut 75).
Ford published Luciferian Witchcraft in 2005, which quickly reached LULU.com's top 100, where it remained through 2008. Soon after Ford published numerous other left hand path and satanic books, redefining and presenting a new approach to so-called Dark paths of Magick and religion.
Ford is also the founder of The Order of the Phosphorus and The Black Order of the Dragon and a co-founder of The Church of Adversarial Light, a Luciferian Church. Ford has been an initiate and developer of the Luciferian Path for over ten years and also takes a significant interest in ancient Zoroastrian mysteries and Yatukih Sorcery. Ford is the co-owner of Succubus Productions and The Luciferian Apotheca.
He has done soundtracks for the movies Cadaver Bay and Hell Bound Book of the Dead released in 2004. (from wikipedia.org)