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Gothic Grimoire

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  346 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
As the rest of the world goes to sleep, the nightkind - those who prefer to explore the mysteries of the night - prepare for their rites. Whether you are new to the practice of nocturnal magick, or a seasoned dark mystic, this companion to the popular Nocturnal Witchcraft is sure to bring new levels of power to your nights.
Expand your connection to the dark ether and the
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 8th 2002 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 2002)
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Claudia Loureiro
Jul 05, 2015 Claudia Loureiro rated it really liked it
Shelves: death-and-dying
Gothic Grimoire is the personal Book of Shadows of author Konstantinos, and it shows! The author focuses on the night world of magic, presenting many potent rituals and rites for the beginner or advanced practitioner. Astral Travel, Nocturnal Sabbats and Opening the Gates to the Underworld are but a few of the many topics discussed in the book.
Few books focus on the dark arts because they can be misrepresented and confused for something evil or nefarious. However, Konstantinos avoids this pitfal
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Kosjitov
Dec 18, 2012 Kosjitov rated it did not like it
People giving this book two or more stars are being very kind.

Have you ever felt like someone took a word and attached it to everything under the sun and devalued its meaning in the process? That is what Konstantinos has done here. I never want to see the word "nocturnal" again. Nocturnal witch, nocturnal servant, Nocturnal Tradition, nightkind, ect ect. I honestly feel like the author specifically catered to the gothic stereotype, cramming this book full of what feels like leftover gaming necro
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Morgan
Oct 08, 2014 Morgan rated it it was amazing
This book helped me a lot when I was first starting to get into spell work (even though I have not performed most of the spells in it)however, I want to share how I found it.
It was in a used book store and I was looking for a different book and this one caught my attention. I picked it up and felt that I needed to get this book or else someone else would that would use it the wrong way. When I got home I skimmed through it and someone had underlined and took lots of notes in it.
The very first
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Äsruþr Cyneaþsson
Aug 15, 2016 Äsruþr Cyneaþsson rated it really liked it
Konstantinos, perhaps employing sophistry and salesmanship in the naming of the work, presents a grimoire centred around nocturnal witchcraft. There is nothing really 'dark' here, only a focus upon astral journeying, nighttime rituals and a preference for darkness (lighting level wise that is).

The work itself is rather well written and the structure of the rituals and rites are well presented. The aspects I have employed are certainly effective, yet there is nothing really new here.
Anastasiya
Dec 11, 2015 Anastasiya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
I read this book briefly because I feel like I should read Nocturnal Witchcraft first. And since I liked this book, I probably will read it a bit later.

I loved the history; the lifestyle; occults and rituals; the nocturnal celebrations.

Although YA Fantasy is my favorite genre, I really enjoy nonfiction books about religion, lifestyle, etc. (especially the darkling ones)

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Caroline Åsgård
Mar 08, 2016 Caroline Åsgård rated it liked it
I read a sample of this, but it was so short that I couldn't make up my mind about it.
I am a Wiccan, and also a goth, but I have never read into dark magic or anything like that. So I'm not sure this is the magical path for me.
Conure Hermary
Jan 05, 2016 Conure Hermary rated it liked it
Compared to the other two books I've read by Konstantinos, this book was actually interesting to read! I still found him very arrogant and a touch self righteous, but his spells appear sound and his view of night magic is something I wouldn't mind replicating.
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Konstantinos Rowley, born in 1972, has been a paranormal researcher for over fifteen years, is the author of six books published by Llewellyn and has a bachelors degree in English and technical writing. A recognized expert, he has consulted for and been a guest on various shows and documentaries on MTV, the SciFi Channel, NBC, History, Discovery Channel, and other networks. A former Physics major, ...more
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