The Adventures of a Modern Occultist

The Adventures of a Modern Occultist

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... wreath of pungent fume across the room. The boy on the couch breathed heavily, loosened the restriction of his garments, and soon subsided into a definite state of trance. From invocation we changed to the ritual of evocation. And before the echoes of the first summons had died down, a cold wind seemed to burst out in the very heart of the room itself, making the candles flicker and the shadows flit and dance in arabesques across the low ceiling. I felt for the poniard at my belt and drawing it from its sheath held the naked blade ready. The second and third utterances of the words of power intensified the effect and the boy moaned pitifully. Bentlemeyer signed to me with his rod to look tdward the blood bowl. The surface of the liquid was being slowly agitated, strong swirls and broken wave motions appeared on the surface, sluggish, iridescent bubbles floated for a while and burst, and at last the whole body of fluid within the bowl was in a state of violent agitation. The sorcerer bent to a vessel on the ground and threw upon the brazier some new essencenot an incense. The smoke wreathed itself above the brazier, then seemed to take shape like a pillar and curve toward the blood bowl. ' Elementals cannot face pointed steel. Probably because the latter concentrates radiations of psychic force from the human body which are destructive to them Slowly yet distinctly the vapours clustered above the blood and slowly took semi-human shape. Incessantly they changed and meltednow limb-like, here betraying the outline of a demon face, there a pillared, smoothly working trunk. From the bowl came a noise like cats' tongues lapping and now and then the bowl itself would tilt and move a fraction of an inch or so about the floor. For a moment...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926757
  • 9781236926753