The classic occult text from the 1990’s New Age underground returns, revised and reissued, by Joshua Free, first writing as Merlyn Stone, in this special 21st anniversary collector’s edition hardcover of:
“A Book That Changed The World…”
…setting the stage, in 1998, for Joshua Free’s future inception of the modern Mardukite movement, Mardukite Druid School and the NexGen Systemological Society!
A “sorcerer” seeks to unlock the secrets of the Universe, questioning human-fashioned truths of the “world” to transcend the animalistic nature of homo ferox—literally “man, the ferocious” as coined in T.H. White’s “Book of Merlyn.” The sorcerer may essentially do and become anything. It is this removal of trust and attention from abstract deities and concepts, placing it rightfully with “Self” that allows such an actualized being to be potentially the most powerful “system” functioning on the planet… and potentially the most dangerous.
“In 1995, the world was not ready for Mardukites. I worked within the paradigms that were much more accessible and did not require a lot of “background”—ritual magick, spellcraft, high psychology and even ceremonial systems.”
From 1995 through 1999, Joshua Free assisted in producing not only several ritual collections—or “Book of Shadows”—for practicing underground groups, but also his own operating and experimental social circles, teaching workshops and lectures in local Denver-area New Age outlets and bookstores.
One of the popular workbook companions Joshua Free developed for his course on practical magick later expanded into the infamous Sorcerer’s Handbook by Merlyn Stone.
Simultaneously revolutionary and introductory in its delivery, SORCERER’S HANDBOOK—and early works such as THE DRUID’S HANDBOOK and DRACONOMICON—served as inspirational precursors to materials he later developed more thoroughly in order to establish the “Mardukite” brand of occult interpretation, including ELVENOMICON (formerly titled ‘Book of Elven-Faerie’), ARCANUM and remaining volumes of the ‘Mardukite Core’—such as NECRONOMICON: THE ANUNNAKI BIBLE and even the underground secret development of NexGen Systemology. It is due to the wider circulation of his more recently developed work that interests revived regarding early contributions and distant origins.
Over two decades after the fact, the Joshua Free Publishing Imprint am pleased to present these
works for returning fans and the next generation in a format prestigious enough to give true commemoration to the legacy of the SORCERER’S HANDBOOK OF MERLYN STONE—incorporating elements from all editions since produced, public and private—the end result: a collected works anthology of all surviving “Merlyn Stone” materials beyond even those restricted to the original Sorcerer’s Handbook proper—making this perhaps the finest edition of the Handbook ever to be released.
Archival YouTube Mardukite Course based on Sorcerer’s Handbook!
Archival YouTube Biographical Video on “Merlyn Stone”