[quote=“XXShadowXX, post:17, topic:3242”][quote=“Baphomet, post:15, topic:3242”][quote=“XXShadowXX, post:14, topic:3242”]I thought I was clear enough, but I don’t think you understand what I mean. I said “All” spirits and their sigils. And I said “All” the spirits in the books mentioned above.
Which would mean a single book that contains all of the spirits mentioned in Koetting’s books, Bardon’s book, the Necronomicon, and every other book that has spirit sigils. That’s why I said there could be legal/copyright issues in making such a book. It would be extraordinarily useful to just pick up one big book where you could look up a spirit alphabetically or look up all the spirits in a particular heading such as “wealth”. You would be able to find all the spirits ever published that deal with, for example(under the heading) “wealth”, that are from various books from various authors.
I’ve considered putting something like that together for my own personal use but it’s way too much work. It may not sound likely that such a thing could be made due to copyright issues, so I highly doubt such a book exists.[/quote]
Copyright issues? Unless the spirit is a thoughtform or egregore then it doesn’t belong to anyone. So such a book could be written, by do it when they’re already available elsewhere. Plus, all the books and authors you mentioned can be found in PDF format so I doubt anyone who write up a book that contains the same information easily found for free if one knows how to search for it.[/quote]
Another simple minded answer. You saying there would be absolutely no copyright issues is naive. The spirits may not belong to anyone one person, but when you put words and symbols on paper and copyright them, the words/symbols belong to that one person. I acknowledged the possibility of such issues arising. To say the possibility doesn’t exist at all, when you hear of copyright court cases all the time over the dumbest of crap, is again naive.
And why would someone write such a book? Maybe for the convenience. I personally would like to just pick up one book when searching for a spirit rather than shifting through numerous books. And I am sure there are others who would agree.
You say that “I doubt anyone would write up a book that contains the same information easily found for free if one knows how to search for it”. Well not everyone knows how to get it for free. Even when they do get a free pdf, people sometimes buy the books. And you know there are beginners that aren’t familiar with all those books. If such a single book was published by a well known occult author, I’m sure there would be many on this forum rushing to get it.
And this is a stupid topic to be arguing over. But it was extremely obvious you were eager to knock my idea without even trying to understand what I was saying. That’s all I will say anymore on this topic.[/quote]
…no one is trying to knock anything. And if there are copyright issues then why haven’t authors like JSK, Lon Milo Duquette, Joe Peterson, Stephen Skinner, Davind Rankine, Frater Thaibon, Michael Cecchetelli, among dozens more been sued by their competing publishing houses? All those authors published books that contain some of the same spirits and sigils as any other author who writes on the subject. So according to what you’re saying, they and their publishers should be battling a multitude of copyright infringement lawsuits. No clue why you’re so sensitive, but ok, have a good day.