Sepher Yetzirah Magic: Magic and Meditations derived from the first and greatest Qabalistic Work
ISBN 978-1-907881-56-5 (Hardcover)
The hardcover edition is printed on 120gsm offset litho in black and white throughout, section sewn with Wibalin black endpapers and covered in Metal X-Brush Byzantine cloth with black foil lettering on cover and spine. 210mm x 148mm portrait. 500 copies strict.
Sepher Yetzirah Magic is a stand-alone work which requires no previous knowledge of Kabbalah, and presents a collection of practical magical and meditational techniques for solitary and group practice.
The Sepher Yetzirah stands as the foundation work of Kabbalah, a mystical and magical text which establishes the cosmology and roots of the tradition. The Sepher Yetzirah emphasises the symbol set of the Hebrew alphabet and expresses language as the liminal medium which unites emanation and manifestation. The divine force is given form in written language, the glyphs of letters being divine forms which act as receptacles of divine force and gateways to creating change. The expression of spoken language activates this divine force in innumerable permutations, expounded in this work through magical practices and meditational techniques drawn from the text and expressed through the voice of the practitioner.
David Rankine is an author, esoteric researcher and magician who lives in Glastonbury, England with his partner, artist and tattooist Rosa Laguna. He has been making major contributions to the modern occult revival since the 1980s, through lectures, workshops, presentations, articles and books. His esoteric expertise covers a wide range of topics, including the Western Esoteric Traditions, especially the Qabalah, the Grimoire tradition, Greco-Egyptian magic and Ceremonial Magic, as well as British Folklore and European Mythology.
David’s esoteric knowledge and scholarship can be seen in the thirty books he has authored, his essays in various anthologies, and hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, international part-works and websites.
His published work in recent years has been characterised by the publication of previously unavailable or inaccessible material on the grimoires and other areas of magic. David has given lectures and facilitated workshops around the UK and Europe for the last three decades, concentrating on the subjects closest to his heart, including the Grimoire Tradition, Angelic Magic, Greco-Egyptian and Celtic Mythology and folklore.