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BOOK OF PHERYLLT – Complete Druid Source Book developed by “Merlyn” Author’s Apprentice

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT edited by Joshua Free is a realization of legendary proportions, delivering the virtually impossible—a complete collection of esoteric Pheryllt Druid fragments scattered across history into a single coherent source, collected from the popular underground trilogy from Joshua Free, and now accessible to all modern Druidic practitioners for the first time ever! Published in collaboration with Kima Global Books, the literary home of Douglas Monroe’s conclusion to the ‘Merlyn Trilogy’—The Deepteachings of Merlyn, (which also included a brief ‘Interlogue’ written by Joshua Free).

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT
A Complete Druid Source Book

edited by Joshua Free

Come drink deeply from the wisdom of authentic Celtic Druidism brewed at the Cauldron of Awen, wherein lies unknown depths and heights of true mystic initiation. Travel far along hidden wooden paths of the Enchanted Forest—using The Book of Pheryllt as your guide—and discover the ancient storehouse of Nature’s Mysteries from the original Druidic database of universal knowledge.


Although best known for his work connected to the modern MARDUKITE “New Thought” movement, Joshua Free has been involved with “practical Earth magic” since he was 12, starting with his first initiation into Pheryllt Druidism in the mid-1990’s as “Merlyn Stone.” At that time, he was once the youngest initiate ever of the Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids (OBOD) in England, before leaving to exclusively pursue a Druidic apprenticeship with Douglas Monroe, and is now “Bard of the Twelfth Chair” at New Forest Centre for Magickal Studies.


Douglas Monroe fondly memorializes the efforts made by his old apprentice in the Preface for the Joshua Free’s presentation of THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT from Kima Global Books

“Our paths first crossed back around 1995. I was teaching university abroad, and there received an email from one Merlyn Stone, a teenage aspiring writer with a headful of penetrating ideas which he confessed the 21 Lessons of Merlyn had someway triggered. I recall being astounded at the depth of the letter, and was soon to learn that ‘Merlyn Stone’ was actually the pen name of Joshua Free… Through the intervening years I have watched as Joshua Free has matured into a fine writer—and an even better scholar, whose prodigious output of books cover a wide range of esoteric topics and philosophies, well worth exploring… Joshua’s genius lies in his ability to compile, categorize and connect vast stockpiles of lore, ancient to modern, and which has, over the last decade, culminated in a truly impressive contribution to world metaphysics… In time, I believe his work will receive more of the serious recognition it deserves…”
—Douglas Monroe, author
“21 Lessons of Merlyn”
“Lost Books of Merlyn”
“Deepteachings of Merlyn”

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT : A Complete Druid Source Book by Joshua Free is an epic literary compilation drawing from the underground ‘Pheryllt Trilogy’ of volumes edited by Joshua Free for the Mardukites (from 2014 through 2018), collected together in one economical anthology for the first time ever. Globally released on Yule—Winter Solstice, December 22, 2018.

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PHERYLLT 3 – Completion of Pheryllt “Books of Fferyllt” Trilogy Series by Joshua Free

In ancient Keltia, the Druid Order consisted of learned ones, those educated in Bardic Arts: cosmology and spirituality, natural-native history and geology, legendary history of heroes and mythology, healing and botanical medicine, astrononmy and astronology, and of course ‘magic’ – all of which are hidden in lines of Bardic verse and the researches of those who study them. As primary preservers of Celtic and Druid Mysteries, it is no wonder that Bardic Druids were considered the transmitter or catalyst of -awen- the essence, Divine Spark or spirit of inspiration that the Greeks termed ‘gnosis’. It is to the ‘ebb and flow’ of the -awen field- that the magical and poetic genius of the Bard is attributed.

Preservation of ancient knowledge is key among all elite orders of the ages. This Ancient Mystery School is timeless and spans all places on Earth. Past mystical cultures often relied on elite orders of scribe-priests and poet-magicians to bridge ancestral roots and traditions with the future – orders rooted in ‘languages’, ‘communication’, and above all the written word. The poetic genius of “awen” – the Divine Spark of Creation – manifests throughout all creative arts and as the spirt of “prophecy,” an ability to observe experiences with a heightened awareness and communicate it in the World of Form. Druidism is, therefore, an echo of this “poetic genius,” an amalgamation of collected knowledge preserved by the ancient elite, including a mystical and scientific understanding of the world that eluded the perceptual range of ‘common’ folk.

PHERYLLT: Volume 1
PHERYLLT: Volume 2
PHERYLLT: Volume 3

A unique metaphysical apprenticeship combining diverse facets of knowledge – from practical magic, to Welsh Bardic tradition, to Celtic history, or even foreign philosophies assimilated by the Druids – all appear in Douglas Monroe’s Merlyn Trilogy under a premise of being derived from the Book of Pheryllt (or Books of Fferyllt); a collective ‘body’ of Druidic wisdom also called the Body of the Dragon. As such, a wide array of sources and subjects were required to develop an allegorical facsimile (but legitimately authentic) manifestation of the Book of Pheryllt consistent with the mysterious manner in which Bards and Druids conceal and reveal the secret tradition. Considering the sheer variety of citations and scattered references in Monroe’s work, meeting justifiably high requirements and expectations for the ‘Body of the Dragon’ would require more than one volume to be complete and follow protocols – actually three volumes: a TRIAD interwoven as ONE.

Many antiquated scholarly references to the “Books of Fferyllt” or the “Pheryllt” themselves may be found (included or paraphrased in the current Book of Pheryllt trilogy series facsmile). Whatever bits trickle down from classical literature and antiquarian druidism to satisfy a modern thirst for the ‘pheryllt paradigm’ have been collected together in one place – a sacred book once thirded and now made whole – forming a complete sourcebook of undefiled lore. Whatever name, guise, or title we might attribute to the ‘Body of the Dragon’ – and we have chosen PHERYLLT – this same lore (originally accessible to few) serves as basis for the majority of Celtic and neo-Druidic revival of the past few centuries; whether or not it has been given due credit as such.

PHERYLLT: Volume 1
PHERYLLT: Volume 2
PHERYLLT: Volume 3

Several different cycles of important Celtic and Welsh literature and lore – Hanes Taliesin, Cad Goddeu, the Gwarchans, Cymric Triads, the books of Aneurin, Taliesin, Myrddin… – are all found in the Iolo Manuscripts including the Myvyrian Archaeology anthology and Barddas. In fact, we can essentially trace the abundant wealth of surviving Welsh MS. – including the Mabinogion – back to “Iolo Morganwg” (Edward Williams) and manuscripts ascribed to “Llywelyn Sion.” Where a thick scholarly aura accumulated from years of controversy may surround the ‘authenticity’ of some of these manuscripts, valid substitution shortages have bound the modern revival specifically to these available texts and the tradition gleaned from them.

The Book of Pheryllt trilogy of volumes edited by Joshua Free (also collected together in one volume in the forthcoming “Pheryllt -or- Body of the Dragon” anthology to be released later this year) is the realization of a legendary tome collecting wisdom passed down from an equally legendary ‘priesthood’ known in the histories of the Druids as the PHERYLLT (pronounced FAIR-ee-llt or VAIR-ult) – those who resided in the ancient Snowdonian mountains of northern Wales. There, they inhabited an ‘ambrosial city’ named for its mysterious founder, PHARAON (FAR-ah-on), meaning ‘higher powers’ and possibly alluding to the ‘celestial’ authority of a “Pharaoh.” Perhaps it is the practice of “Druid Craft” to call down ‘higher powers’ to conjure inspiration and magic in the world – perhaps that is what Ceridwen is doing where Taliesin the Bard writes: – “She took to the crafts of the Books of Fferyllt to boil a cauldron of awen.” According to our modern ‘Neo-Pheryllt’ tradition, a manuscript known as the Book of Pheryllt exists from the 16th Century collection attributed to Llywelyn Sion of Glamorgan Wales. Along with its companion volume, Barddas, also purportedly by Llywelyn Sion, the manuscripts moved from the library of Owen Morgan (“Morian”) to the private collection of the Albion Lodge of the United Ancient Order of Druids in Oxford (an ancient stronghold of the Pheryllt Order noted by Ralph Waldo Emerson).

PHERYLLT: Volume 1
PHERYLLT: Volume 2
PHERYLLT: Volume 3

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DRUIDS, VAMPYRES & SUMERIANS : Mardukite 2017 (Year-9) Annual Occult & Esoteric Book Review | New Babylon Rising eZine

This past year the Mardukite Research Organization underwent tremendous developments and transitions. What began with establishment of a new Marduk Temple and mobile office for the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press resulted with the much anticipated founding of a NEW BABYLON, the physical 5-acre off-grid HQ and desert preserve of the modern movement in San Luis Valley (Colorado) called the: Mardukite Babylon Ancient Astronomy Research Office.

During the Summer 2016 through Summer 2017 (Mardukite Season), the mobile-RV Marduk Temple and its guardians made several journeys and social invasions, including the Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah), the Grotto of the Redemption (Iowa), Carhenge (Nebraska), Badlands National Park (South Dakota), Maquoketa Caves (Iowa), the Renaissance Festival (Colorado), Garden of the Gods (Colorado) and an extended stay at Clear Creek RV Park (Golden, Colorado) while ongoing construction on Mardukite Babylon commenced. Only two of the original Babylon Guardian trinity remains after Sora Siix / “Mik” Mikka (Mikkayla) Streeper defected from the group this Summer. Meanwhile, Joshua Free (DJ Nabu) and DJ Kyra Kaos continue the legacy.


After the RV conversion to ‘mobile office’, the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press continued its publishing schedule with second planned volume of the Books of Pheryllt trilogy: Pheryllt 2: Secrets of the Ogham: The 21 Leaves of Druid Wisdom from the Book of Ogma Sun-Face edited by Joshua Free. The Seeker is led into deep forests of woodland mystery wherein lies the Great Magical Arcanum, initiation to the Divine Secrets of the Universe hidden within the runes of twenty-one Keys – the OGHAM – the secret language and alphabet of the woods. Pheryllt 2 continues the epic tribute to the work of Douglas Monroe that Joshua Free began in 2014. The concluding volume is expected in 2018.

Several years ago, final revisions of the Mardukite Core resulted in a series of matching ‘annual’ anthologies; annual, because each collected an annual Mardukite Season of material (usually three or more books) in one volume. Recent release of the second edition 2012 (Year-4) anthology, History of the Necronomicon: The Secret Evolution of Ancient Anunnaki Tradition in Modern Mardukite Magick of Sumerians & Babylonians edited by Joshua Free, brings the four-volume set full circle to its completion. The anthology includes three books, two of which were newly released as stand-alone anniversary editions this year as well: “Crossing to the Abyss” (Liber-555) and “Enochian Magic & Kabbalah” (Liber-K).

Twenty years after the title first appeared for its prestigious underground release in 1996, Joshua Free’s Druid Compleat is completely revised and expanded for this all-in-one volume, reformatted to include the complete text from the author’s personal Druidic trilogy. Two of the three books included in this anthology were newly released as stand-alone anniversary editions this year: “Druidry” and “Draconomicon.” The most comprehensive course ever developed specific to the magick, metaphysics and secret wisdom of Druids returns for its most economical edition ever!

Rounding off a Mardukite Season of anthologies, the final literary works of Joshua Free, collected from “Vampyre’s Bible: Moroi Book of V” and the 2016 bestseller “Cybernomicon,” the complete rites and teachings of the Moroii ad Vitam Paramus now appear in the NEW anthology compilation: “Vampyre Magick: A Complete Guide for the Modern Vampire.” Prolific author and world renowned occult expert, Joshua Free, presents a unique revolutionary volume drawn from 20-years practical experience and a hereditary family tradition of Living Vampyres – the Moroii ad Vitam – an authentic spiritual system existing for centuries underground in Central Europe, emphasizing balance, transformation and our relationship with the Universe.

In addition to the recent deluxe edition release of the Mardukite all-time bestseller SUMERIAN RELIGION BY JOSHUA FREE, the next forthcoming title to be published by the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press is the 10th Anniversary Revised Edition of the underground classic masterpiece ARCANUM BY JOSHUA FREE, with a limited edition clothbound hardcover pre-release expected SAMHAIN 2017 before next years paperback is available.

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Mardukite Research Organization & Publishing Group : 2016 Year-in-Review | New Babylon Rising eZine

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MARDUKITE YEAR-8 (2016) proved monumental in furthering the work of the Mardukite Research Organization and distribution of Mardukite Truth Seeker Press titles all over the world!

cybervampscollectionsmall Following the revolutionary CyberVamps debut volume in 2015, THE VAMPYRE’S BIBLE, the Beltane 2016 release of CYBERNOMICON completely reevaluated the complimentary synchronicity of the complete works of modern mystic and hybrid messenger Joshua Free — whether dubbed “Mardukite” or “CyberVamp” or “Systemology,” (etc.) the bigger picture for our times has become clearer than ever before!

pherlytcoll23 Continuing the widely anticipated and highly controversial Books of Fferyllt series first introduced with volume one of the BOOK OF PHERYLLT in 2014 with an emphasis on the “Dragon” in history, magic and human consciousness, Pheryllt neodruid initiate Joshua Free provided the second installment BOOK OF PHERYLLT in time for Samhain 2016. It emphasizes the secrets of “Tree Ogham” and herbalism in druid tradition. (Both the CYBERNOMICON and PHERYLLT VOL 2 were first published as limited edition hardcovers for Mardukite Chamberlains prior to paperback release.)

2016reissuecollectionsmall As it turned out, 2016 was a banner year for “Anniversary Editions” commissioned by the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press commemorating long-standing underground occult classics developed by Joshua Free, dating back to his years writing under the name “Merlyn Stone” in the 1990s.

DRACONOMICON, first published underground in 1996 for the Mystics of the Earth (Draconic Celtic Lodge of Druids) celebrates its 20TH ANNIVERSARY this year! This original classic by neodruid Joshua Free predated the authors more recent official work with New Forest Centre of Douglas Monroe and the Books of Pheryllt literary series.

JOSHUA FREE’s unpublished manuscript titled “Applied Druidology” in 2001 served as reference material for later works including “Book of Elven-Faerie” and “Arcanum.” It appeared underground under the title “Druidry” in 2012 and has now been re-released to the general public for its 15TH ANNIVERSARY edition as the THE BOOK OF DRUIDRY, complimenting a growing line of pocket eco-editions from the Mardukite Publishing Group.

BoZthumbcvr In addition to the CyberVamps and Pheryllt Druid paradigms, the Mardukite-specific work from Mesopotamia also saw restoration this year, including a new 5TH ANNIVERSARY pocket eco-edition of the ceremonial guide to the Babylonian Akitu New Year Festival in the BOOK OF ZAGMUK BY NABU. Furthermore, a new edition of the “Book of Sajaha the Seer” reappeared as the LOST BOOK OF SHAYAHA.


Plans are still being developed for the National Mardukite NexGenCon scheduled for the August 2017 eclipse at Carhenge, Nebraska following a Wizards of the Wasteland spiritual retreat in the South Dakota Badlands.


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DRACONOMICON – Underground Occult Classic “Book of the Dragon” by Merlyn Stone: 20TH ANNIVERSARY edition released!

DRACONOMICON!!! History, Magick and Traditions of Dragons, Druids and the Pheryllt presented by Joshua Free for an incredibly amazing and economical 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!!!

The ultimate “Book of the Dragon” for magick-users and fantasy enthusiasts alike!

DRACONOMICON 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

DRACONOMICON 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Merlyn Stone’s underground cult classic Draconomicon celebrates 20 YEARS of delivering powerful teachings and lore of ‘dragon magick‘ and the ‘dragon legacy.

Discovering the wisdom & power of the DRAGON has never been easier. Come and initiate yourself to the Great Mysteries and venture on a journey beginning in the primordial depths of the primeval abyss of the “Great Universal Dragon” and following through millennium of ageless mysteries into the present age… and the future!


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DRACONOMICON 2008 LIMITED EDITION

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM JOSHUA FREE, CREATOR OF THE DRACONOMICON

“Twenty years ago I became active in Pheryllt Druidism. The Draconomicon began as a notebook kept from that period – during a time when I investigated all matters of Dragons. It has been revised, changed and enhanced four times prior to reaching its current state – marking its twenty years of influence in the Underground neo-Druidic movement.”

“When the Draconomicon was being developed by the Mardukite Research Organization for its 15th Anniversary edition in 2011, things were different for me as the creator. At that time, I had not yet been officially installed into Douglas Monroe’s Pheryllt New Forest Council, nor had the Deepteachings of Merlyn (the third book by Douglas Monroe) been released, which even included an essay of mine.”

BOOKS OF FFERYLLT (Pheryllt Vol 1 + 2)

BOOKS OF FFERYLLT (Pheryllt Vol 1 + 2)

DRACONOMICON also represents the forerunner for the druidic literary series that Joshua Free is currently involved with – the BOOK OF PHERYLLT – or BOOKS OF FFERYLLT… of which two of three volumes are now available to the public (the first of which excerpts previous editions of the DRACONOMICON directly). Not only is the series of significance to Mardukites, but they have even been adopted by Monroe’s New Forest druidic workshops.


THE DRAGON LEGACY is an important part of the history and traditions of cultural magic and the development of human civilization as a whole. “Nothing is separate.” And this is one of the messages we learn from the Dragon. That everything is connected together and we cannot see things in exclusion to other things if we are to see things for “how they truly are” – another gift of the DRAGON.

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Hidden in the depths of the Dragon lair is a legacy of bloodlines, secret pacts and cults, the symbolism of an entire universe and the means by which it can be controlled. This is perhaps one of the best kept secrets or grand conspiracies in the history of occultism. It is the undefiled, raw and primordial truth of things – just as we would expect the Druids to understand them.

Whether looking to incorporate the “dragon” into your personal spiritual or magical tradition or even simply as a unique and remarkable treasury of esoteric knowledge as revealed by a leading member of the occult underground, Joshua Free, the DRACONOMICON is the perfect addition to your literary collection and everyday life.

SUGGESTED READING:
Draconomicon (20th Anniversary) by Joshua Free
Book of Pheryllt (Volume 1) by Joshua Free
Book of Pheryllt (Volume 2) by Joshua Free
Vampyres Bible (Moroi Book of V) by Joshua Free
Cybernomicon by Joshua Free

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PHERYLLT 2: Secrets of the Ogham: 21 Leaves of Druidic Wisdom from the Book of Ogma Sun-Face (by Joshua Free)

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The 21 plants of Ogma Sun-Face – each one stands for a sacred rune, and each for a lesson… the Ogham plants have remained the cornerstone of Druid Magic since the Cad Goddeu of ages past…
Douglas Monroe, The 21 Lessons of Merlyn

heryllt2pbcvrcrop TREES are an inseparable icon to the Druidic archetype and they are central to this second volume of the Fferyllt series edited by world renown mystic, Joshua Free. The Seeker is led into deep forests of woodland mystery wherein lies the Great Magical Arcanum, initiation to the Divine Secrets of the Universe hidden within the runes of twenty-one Keys – the OGHAM – the secret language and alphabet of the woods.

ladder For two decades a modern movement of neodruids influenced by modern Pheryllt Druidism have become bystanders amidst the unbreakable schism. Alleged authorities on Druidry raise one hand screaming how these documents supporting an ancient Welsh Bardic Druid (and Pheryllt) tradition are a hoax, but with the other hand they borrow from these same sources for their own purposes.

The authentic premise guiding the modern Pheryllt Druid tradition are works that exist from the Welsh MS. Society and the continuing efforts of the National Welsh Eisteddfodd in preserving the genuine Celtic Bardic tradition in Wales. Sources for the Ogham Tree Alphabet include the “Ogham Tract” and 14th Century “Book of Ballymote” transcribed by George Calder as “Auraicept na n’Eces” – named after the opening lines meaning “primer of the poets” or “beginning of the lessons.”

All modern Ogham Tree systems revived for ‘New Age‘ practices derive from the Scholar’s Primer. The Ogham origins, however, are from the Tower of Babel and attributed to the “god” OGMA SUN-FACE, Patron to Bardic Druids (poets, writers, scribes and artists) and the “Mercurial” messenger current that appears elsewhere with Nabu, Merlyn, Thoth, Hermes, and so forth.

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BOOKS OF FFERYLLT (Pheryllt Vol 1 + 2)

BOOKS OF FFERYLLT (Pheryllt Vol 1 + 2)

OGMA, a man well skilled in speech and poetry, invented the Ogham. The cause of its invention, as proof of his ingenuity, that this speech should belong to the learned alone, to the exclusion of rustics and herdsmen.
–Auraicept na n’Eces

In ancient Keltia, the Druid Order consisted of learned men, those educated in Bardic Arts: cosmology, native history, legendary history of heroes and spirituality, penal laws and punishments, geography, healing, botanical medicine, astronomy, astrology and magic. It is no wonder the Bard is viewed as transmitter or catalyst of awen, the essence, divine spark or spirit of inspiration that the Greeks termed gnosis. It is to the ‘ebb and flow’ of the awen field that the poetic genius of Bards is attributed.

“–So Ceridwen took to the crafts of the Book of Pheryllt to boil a cauldron of Awen…”


Preservation of ancient knowledge is key among the elite. This Ancient Mystery Tradition is timeless and spans all locations on the globe. Its fundamentals and the connection between history and future is based in “language,” “communication” and above all, the written word. The “poetic genius” of AWENthe Divine Spark of Creation – manifests throughout all creative arts as the spirit of “prophecy,” an ability to observe experience with a heightened awareness and communicate it in the World of Form.

THE BOOK OF PHERYLLT (VOL 2) reveals an incredible “Druid Database” – the original mainframe – of knowledge and wisdom that unified the Celtic lands for at least a millennium and forever shaped the consciousness of the planet thereafter.

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