Thursday, September 4, 2008

Book Review: Sanctus Quattuordecim

Sanctus Quattuordecim, as you linguaphiles out there know, means (the) Sacred Fourteen. It is a book about sigils and as you can imagine, it has 14 of them contained within. These sigils have been supposedly passed on to the author's great-great-great-grandfather though ascension and are now being shared with us who have bought the book. On to the review:

Positive: 14 sigils might not seem like a lot but these sigils are pretty comprehensive in their scopes and help with everything from concentration and learning to purification and cleansing to separation and revenge. Along with each sigil is a list of correspondences from what Demons, plants, planets, colors, hour, day, numbers, stone, element, and metal are associated with each one.

Not just throwing out the sigils, the author also explains how they can be used. He mentions how to join or trine sigils, not just the ones discussed in the book. To finish it all off, he talks about 14 rituals that can be used with any of the 14 sigils.

Neutral: I'm not too incredibly happy with how the sigils are drawn in the book. They do show the sigils but they are kind of pixalated from being drawn what looks like freehand in MS Paint. In saying that, I probably couldn't have done better!

Negative: Nothing struck me negatively with this title. It was short but it was cheap so that didn't bother me.

Over all, the material in this book is designed to be used by people who already know the basics of Demonic Magic. You can learn all you will need to know about demonic magic in The Complete Book of Demonolatry and The Complete Book of Demonolatry Magic.

I rate it: 8.5/10

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