Bible of The adversary and other "Ford" books...

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Bible of The adversary and other "Ford" books...

Postby Seeker666 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:13 am

Are they worth obtaining?
Any of them? I've heard mixed reviews, wanted to ask my friends here.
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Re: Bible of The adversary and other "Ford" books...

Postby Sebomai » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:52 pm

I've gotten a little bit out of his works, but not enough to justify the number of them I've purchased. I think I've pretty much decided to cut that out now. While there is some interesting material in there, it is clouded by many things I don't personally agree with, some information I simply find factually incorrect, and also a writing style that is rather atrocious. Many, many misspelled words, one word substituted where another was clearly meant, and grammar that is erratic, at best. I don't want to slam the man and his works completely, but I find much more value in quality poetic works or literary works or a great, great number of other esoteric works than I do in his occult material.
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Re: Bible of The adversary and other "Ford" books...

Postby Deathspell666 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:53 pm

Michael W. Ford has released a lot of material, and I will say if you are interested in his works to obtain the newer editions of the same books. His early works contain a lot of grammatical and spelling errors and I think this is mostly due to him not having an editor working with him in the beginning. I read the first edition of "Luciferian Witchcraft", and there was some substance there, but it was difficult to get past all the errors in the writing. I later purchased the 3rd Edition of this on Amazon and the corrections make the book much more enjoyable, interesting and readable in my opinion.

His other newer books such as "Dragon of the Two Flames" and "Maskim Hul" don't seem to suffer the errors his earlier works did, and are more recommended.
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Re: Bible of The adversary and other "Ford" books...

Postby Sebomai » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:58 pm

I own Dragon of the Two Flames on Kindle. Guess I'll have to check it out now and see if the earlier issues are cleared up in that. I would like to see if his ideas are any clearer in something with fewer catastrophic non-editing situations.
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Re: Bible of The adversary and other "Ford" books...

Postby Heith » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:15 pm

I've read "Luciferian Witchcraft". Or well, I've tried. But I end up just reading from here and there, because the text felt rather juvenile and shock-seeking, especially the random sex novels in the book. I think there's other books where one's pennies are better spent, but to each their own of course.
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Re: Bible of The adversary and other "Ford" books...

Postby Kenazis » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:04 pm

I have read about 10 of Ford's books and can recommend the Adversarial Light and Beginning Luciferian Magick. The others I cannot recommend.
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