It was 14 years ago, on the Summer Solstice of 2008 that Joshua Free (formerly known as Merlyn Stone in the 1990’s) emerged from a seven-year journey in the underground, out of sight from the general public, and launched what became a fundamentally new genre of the modern New Age with the inception of the Mardukite Research Org and the original Mardukite Truth Seeker Press (now the Joshua Free Imprint or JFI Publishing) premiere presentation of The Great Magickal Arcanum.
But what is more likely to have been far more memorable to many of those following along for over a decade is the launch of the Mardukite Chamberlains, coinciding with the Global Beltane Gate Ritual of 2009 and its annual revisiting for each year since — and we have been active and avidly working all this time on one purpose or project or another.
While there are many newcomers that were perhaps not around for the original event, the Mardukite Office has consistently encouraged a synchronous observance of this annual ‘threshold’ every year… and each year our movement has grown; enlarged itself with increased membership — and also the publication of titles and editions that consistently help drive the economics behind new developments.
Most recently, on Beltane 2020, our energetic intentions were directed to drive forward the acquisition and development of a more permanent home for the Mardukite Offices and within two months, the Mardukite Borsippa HQ was established in the Colorado San Luis Valley, now the global home and headquarters for the Founding Church of Mardukite Zuism, Mardukite Academy and Systemology Society.
A Mardukite Beltane video featuring David Zibert, Mardukite Zuism Archbishop Patesi of Canada
Last year, in 2021, our efforts shifted to establishing a stronger presence for Mardukite Systemology and the work that would ‘bridge’ Grade-IV to Grade-V. Within only a few months, starting in the Summer of 2021, a new series of workshops and the “Freedom From” lectures were given at the Mardukite Academy and now compose the newly released volume Way of the Wizard by Joshua Free — specifically planned for global distribution premiering on Beltane 2022.
You can access a significant amount of the MARDUKITE BELTANE ARCHIVES from ::THIS BLOG::
Also released today, for Beltane 2022, is the Mardukite Academy revised second edition of the underground classic Crystal Clear by Joshua Free.
Another soon-to-be released revised Mardukite Academy second edition in this series is the esoteric bestselling systemology ‘grimoire’: Imaginomicon, which debuts globally on May 19, 2022.
Perhaps of all the new releases set up by JFI Publishing for the 2022 Beltane season, the most anticipated to the widest array of readers and practitioners is the long awaited sequel and continuation of the Draconomicon series:
Draconomicon (Volume 2): The Pheryllt Researches: Leaves of Druidic Wisdom from the Book of Pheryllt
…in a matching 25th Anniversary hardcover collector’s edition!
Many antiquated scholarly references to the “Books of Fferyllt” or the “Pheryllt” themselves may be found by a diligent scholar (many of which are paraphrased in this special anniversary collector’s edition of “The Pheryllt Researches”). 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 in former presentations of a ‘Pheryllt Trilogy’ and are now made whole – forming a complete source book of undefiled mystical lore as a companion to the original Draconomicon volume (also available in this series separately in hardcover).
Whatever name, guise, or title we might attribute to this work as the proverbial ‘Body of the Dragon’ – and we have chosen PHERYLLT – this same lore (originally accessible to very few with small networks) serves as basis for the majority of Celtic and neo-Druidic revival of the past few centuries, not to mention other forms of ‘neo-paganism’; whether or not it has received its due credit as such.
“The Pheryllt Researches” were once only available — in their complete form — to members of the Mardukite Academy of Systemology, within the appendix section of the Grade-I Route-D Master Edition anthology textbook: “Merlyn’s Complete Book of Druidism: A Master Course in Druidry for Modern Druids” and is now published as a stand-alone hardcover title for the first time, commemorating its 25th Anniversary since originally compiled by Joshua Free (when once writing as ‘Merlyn Stone’) as an apprentice of New Forest Centre for Magickal Studies in the 1990’s.