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on 3 February 2018
All rights reserved, that's part of the sentence which you will find at the beginning of a book, it literally means 'don't bloody well copy this' in fact most books I have ever read or own have this proviso, so that being the case can someone tell me why frater u.d. does it stand for 'utter drivel' I wonder! then go on to literally repeat verbatim another book on sigil work written by a more famous author A. O. Spare and his supreme book 'Alphabet of Desire' plus others. When does belonging to a group or having a blog page or being on facebook actually mean you are anything other than a 'name dropper' and more importantly to the writers of plagiarised works does it give you any credibility in the occult world! Like another book recently purchased for me by my spouse as an early birthday present I read it from page to page in less than 3 hours, I must admit I actually didn't skip anything which having learned to 'speed read' at an early age I tend to do was a major coup for me, but I wanted to be able to write a critique on factual work rather than my mind 'filling in the blanks' as speed reading teaches you to do, and I find nothing within the pages which has taken me forward one iota, oh apart from don't be a pratt and have a 'blog'. Occultism today seems to have degenerated into what is acceptable and what can I get away with, normally this is found by the ever increasing bank balance or the reverse of course. I don't like authors who tell you one thing then do exactly what they tell you not to do, hence my ire at the 'do not copy' tract, we all copy, I have been a practicing occultist, left-hand path for those wanting to know, and have copied literally hundreds of pages of text from books I have read or own, in order to ensure that your own 'book of shadows' as its called contains the very things you need, as in rituals, spells, warning etc you copy them from books which come your way, I haven't written 'do not copy' at the start of my own book, why! easy, I want people to see my work, to use it and hopefully design it into their own work, not all rituals work for everyone so changing them to suit oneself is par for the course. The contents of this book as I've already stated are known to me and no doubt I could find them repeated in a few volumes I already own, I have perhaps 400 books on the occult, ranging from Crowley 'how bigs my penis' to Skinner, to Ford to Mercer etc etc etc now i'm dropping names, is this catching! the majority of them ask you to enhance your work by utilising their contents even though they still retain copy-rite on the complete book which is what it is all about. To be honest I've spent more time bemoaning the copy-rite law being used incorrectly rather than the books contents and I don't apologise for that as the book is a waste of time and the space on your shelving, it contains nothing new, to me anyway you may think differently, and what it does contain is found in other works by better more worthy authors. If you are just finding out what the occult world is all about and money is tight this may appeal to you but as I have found to my own cost over the years buying cheap is never profitable, buy a book which has a reputation for containing tracts of information which will hold you in good stead for the future not just for today.