UK: Scarlet Imprint, 2012. Paperback, 335 pages. New edition, new cover.
This tradition is the fusion of Umbanda, Angolan sorcery, European demonology and Kardec’s spiritism; it erupted in a uniquely Brazilian cult of practical magical action.
Quimbanda is a living tradition that gets results. It is a massive storehouse of magical lore, heresies and history which has absorbed aspects of Goetia, Grimorium Verum, Red Dragon and even Huysman’s La Bas. Exu is a forceful spirit who presides over the kingdom of the world, offering a fierce path for those that would take him as companion. Frisvold discusses the fearsome Exu Mor for the first time, a subject not treated in his previous works. He also teaches quimbanda workings and rites, with details of offerings, powders and baths, songs and seals.
This book will appeal to students of the grimoires and traditional witchcraft, as well as those drawn to or working within the cults of Quimbanda, Candomble, Santeria and Palo Mayombe.