I find there are different kinds of texts; those that are straightfwd/literal, vs those that need be "eaten-digested" and thus absorbed (not to "figure-out" but the process of going through, allows its meaning to seep-in and rise-up).
This text I find to be the one published by BALG like this (much as the works of Castaneda, and even Crowley, are glossed in this way).
[quote=“Barskevilles Dog, post:1, topic:5592”]Iam really interested and I think Ill try to find one copy of Necromantic Sorcery.
Has anyone tried any type of rite from Dante’s Book? If so give us a feedback.[/quote]
Interestingly I was just recently going over the book again- outlining parts from. [on a skim-level, it could almost seen that there are different-parts, like chapters were written in different "author's voices".. and then pasted-stapled together.. but not only are there different layers/lvls/contexts.. but the weaving of them, the <shift>s hint towards what if just taken each literally.. would miss. -both in the bk, as well as in the interviews/videos, it is mentioned explicitly that the rites are not merely a metaphor, but not to do-them-literally as presented.. ]
anyway- just happened to sign back in forum, and saw this, and some other posts (like one on the Necronomicon... stories about the stories, tapping the current-flows is tricky.. and can have movement in the dark-depths.) in Dante's text, there are a couple of tales-legend/myths? which provide an interesting key(s)...
So I am glad for my copy, and I’d be curious someday to speak with the author about it… but my own experiences have gone on a few paths…
I’d be cautious about combining it with else (especially the other straightfwd, walk in and do methods- ‘introductions’ easing in I’d say is necessary), and also be cautious about assuming what is meant from a word used… then relating that to other ideas for that word… and then linking a “understanding” (although I’d hope those might be taken in to mind in more cases.) - (~i.e. sorcery can be said to be a "full-contact sport)…
< above may not be the sort of tales-of-power sought, but may be of more use? -I find some thing that is more distinctly recognized, and integratable… is a smaller change; while a true-change, sort of knock the box, disrupts the house. >
for ex- Climbing the Tree… is ‘not’ the usual recent books that re-work/re-present the K.Grant related QLpht ‘ladder-steps’ … rather a Lwa which itself is what links realms…
-also the Invocation of Death Essence, also being (becoming- more of a singularity expression of an Other) different than may be assumed.
(oft it is figured, just translate the common-meaning of the words used to describe, and that reveals- if so, why need all the words in chapters and description? in most cases a "special use of words" SophisticatedCode to use the Rhetoric vocab.. - but, perhaps I'm reading into it? but the using of a word, and then defining it differently, that contrast creates an AHA itself than can reveal another pt-of-view (perspective-reveal)
the perfect possession by a 1,000 (Many of these chapter-names and/or the ritual-working names, I think were hyped a bit to sound 'epic'.. ie- that one doesn't seem to be imply actually a thousand... rather an uncountable number- many, and yet a distinctly finite.. like a crowd, a mob.. seeing them, as they see out through you(r eyes), and 'they' each see into-you, and each other (not sure about that last sentence, writing this recalls the internal-morphing each triggered, and re-triggers)
the first section- has some pop-necro type writings… but within that first part are a few “formulae”… but otherwise I think that was just to ‘get-going’ and smoke-screen… then it enters Order of the 13th Judgement (which steps are demanding quite a bit of prereq skill- able to see in Vision/exper in Rapture, in the Xrds and in the Room at once-- as a beginning to link “here” and “there”… and not lose that focus, when contacting and inviting in, the Being involved… each in seq) -just that section alone is curious (espec. depending upon if one just takes some of the more extreme items as literal… and yet if challenge some of the more extreme to re-interp… then likewise re-interp/under-stand the whole likewise).
anyway- just to affirm prior comments here- it is different than, but also less accessible perhaps?
(like giving a Divination method of Ouija, or even Skrying in fire or water or “mirror”… letter and visuals- largely literal; if can see (could be tricky) then just interp…
but contrast that to Divination of Runes, or even Tarot (if understood as image-Arche), even Astrology… not just how-to… but then they need become alive (both Tarot and Iching, as I’ve learned, have this skrying/gateway peeking through the ‘window’ as well as a ‘portal’ whence Visitor-guest/informants? pass to you through… although some writings teach each as look up the meaning of the Tarot or hexagrams (respectively) in a glossary and assemble -to each their own… (that way though one can sit down and try it… the other way, takes a while, and even once you get-it, you can’t then explain it to another in literal words)
anyway- perhaps this was way too many words- just a poem in the night cast to the listening shadows.
(edit: part of comments in above is in ref to some of the described actions I would not do- others, seems more is implied… either way- I have actually benefited each time I’ve gone back to it… more layers to peel… I like the writing style also (not only “read-able” but very different styles, almost, but not quite, as if different authors- at least in diff. writing-head-space(s))
good luck in your seeking-hunt for a copy (I know I’ll be holding mine) -cheers