This is a guide to the religion and ritual in Mesopotamia, aimed at those who want to explore it in a personal pagan practice. This book is focussed on the animal-headed demon-goddess Lamastu - exiled from heaven for her uninhibited desires and charged by the gods with a fearsome task: to cull the human population. Jan Fries sees Lamastu as an expression of the divine. He provides a modern translation of the Lamastu Series, together with commentaries, which can be used as a guide in exploring this early form of religion and sorcery. Ritual, meditations and other magical techniques are included for those who wish to use them.
London: Avalonia, 2016. Softcover, large format, 578 pages. New.