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A two-headed presentation from Dr Alexander Cummins and Brian Johnson on  the Anglo-Germanic corpus of handbooks of conjuration and folk magic called the Faustian grimoires.  
Delving into the practical demonology of these texts, this class will  explore their workings of traditional exorcism and spirit conjuration to summon treasure spirits, send forth devils, and help haunting ghosts move on.  Comparisons of the working practices and protocols found in the Black Raven, Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis, the Compendium of Unnatural Black Magic, and other Faustian grimoires will be drawn and considered in contexts of broader grimoiric tomes, techniques, and tools.  
We invite you to join us - of your own free will - for this feathered feast of Germanic exorcism and cryptograms; of geists, ghasts, and Goethe; of folk nigromancy and the planetary magic of haunted houses;  and much much more of such devilries in the details...


About the Presenters:
Dr Alexander Cummins is a contemporary cunning-man and historian of magic. His magical specialities are the dead (folk necromancy), divination (geomancy) and the grimoires. His published works include Nazarth: Pillars of Gladness (Hadean Press, 2022), An Excellent Booke of the Arte of Magicke (Scarlet Imprint, 2020) with Phil Legard, The Starry Rubric (Hadean Press, 2012), A Book of the Magi: Lore, Prayers, and Spellcraft of the Three Holy Kings (Revelore Press, 2018) and several chapbooks and anthology contributions through Three Hands Press, Hadean Press and Scarlet Imprint. He is a frequent speaker on the international circuit, co-hosts the podcast Radio Free Golgotha, and is a founding editor of Revelore Press’ Folk Necromancy in Transmission series. Dr Cummins’ work, classes, and services can be found at


Brian Johnson is an independent scholar, freelance editor and research consultant, and translator of historical documents pertaining to the occult. His work is largely concerned with reconstructing the esoteric worldviews and practices of historical individuals, based upon the study of primary source documents



This class recording link will be emailed to you within 3-5 business days of your order. You will have access to this class recording link until the end of 2023.


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A Many-Headed Raven: A Presentation on Faustian Grimoires & Folk Necromancy

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