Falcon Books has opened pre-orders for A Guide To The Elementals by André Consciência, the inaugural title in the publisher’s A MAGICAL STUDY SERIES VOLUME 1. The posted description says:
“The realm of elementals is often called the enchanted realm, it is the realm that is being enchanted by the word as in the creative power of light. In a way, it is the natural world inside the creative power of light. In this book we are concerned with certain features of Edinnu, the Garden of God or the Paradise of Pleasure, that is, the heavenly region directly connected to the senses. Entrance is subject to certain conditions.
“The Sumerians had at the door their scorpion versions of the sphinx, angels whose gaze was death, and the Jewish Paradise had the flaming sword that would smite the visitor. These are representations of the ecstatic states of trance where the elements stop being seen in their limited form and become infinite as four aspects of the Divine. It is, thus, important for the magician to build his own magical garden in the image of this Edinnu before travelling through the cosmos, just like the ancient Persian hero Jamshid is warned by Ahura Mazda (Divine Providence) about a freezing winter approaching and so builds his magical garden on top of a mountain to save himself and the world. That is, the magician is to be firm in his own magical equilibrium, for even though we will not yet dare to eat from the Tree of Life, we will drink from the Edenic Rivers.
“This book will explore the nature of the mind, soul, and body, the nature of the four philosophical elements, the four elemental kingdoms, the life of the four elemental kingdoms, and that which animates it. A magician following the Bardon tradition will feel at home reading it, for the book explores its aspects. All in all, the work makes a complete Grimoire on its own and an area of elemental specialization for all those following the hermetic tradition and the goetic path concerning the art of evocation, adding about 40 beings beyond those mentioned by Bardon at the Practice of Magical Evocation and many additional hermetic meditations derived from quabbalistic formulas. In it the keys to magic, mental wandering, evocation, and the four elements are given according to different times and cultures in the light of universal knowledge, clairvoyance is deeply applied to the study of the different sprites, and the sprites of the elements named by Franz Bardon are interviewed in the triangle of art directly to the readers.”