Fiancee of Thanatos
Joined: Aug. 2009
|Posted: Sep. 11 2010,6:16 am
I love ritual, and I'm glad I have a (softcover) copy of the book. I hope you'll always make it available in some form -- even if only for download, although I'm glad some paper copies (the handmade hardcover) will still be available -- because there will always be at least a few people like me. I do love a grimoire, even if only for reading! Magickal tomes are usually interesting, even if (as in some cases) I don't plan on using the rituals in my own type of practice.
My acquaintance with The Necromantic Ritual Book has a surprising history. It is the first Westgate book I owned -- and I received it as a gift! My mystical-minded boyfriend found it somehow (I don't think he even remembers where), bought it (before he met me), and eventually concluded it was more my type of thing ("cup of tea"? whatever). When he first gave it to me, I thought it very visually attractive (especially with the medieval calligraphy) and a great collector item, but I wasn't sure I'd ever use it. So I filed it away.
Then I saw several Westgate books in an occult store, and was intrigued with them, particularly Necromance. What a beauty, and with such an insightful introduction! As soon as I realized NRB was by the same author, I thought, "I want to read this more closely!"
I haven't used any of these particular rituals yet, but the book is an inspiring read. Like Russalka, I think it can help people like myself to create their own rituals. In my experience, the most powerful rituals are those based on magickal formulae and/or traditions, but which include an element of individual creativity.
"Death is the mother of beauty." -- Proverb