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The Magical World of Joshua Free – A Road Paved with Druids, Elves and Wizards

(Joshua Free as “Merlyn Stone” in the 1990’s)

With more than two active decades in the underground “New Age” and occult scene (known as “Merlyn Stone” in the 1990’s), over 20 unique arcane texts in print (not including collected anthologies), and now a decade spent as presiding director of the modern Mardukite movement – you may have already experienced some piece of the magical world of Joshua Free personally or more likely one of the many very publicly visible facets of culture and industry that he has influenced from behind the scenes.

Having so adeptly remained in the underground for so many years, it is quite possible that you have never actually read one of these critically acclaimed esoteric and arcane underground bestselling classics by Joshua Free and there is no better time than now to reap the benefits of the experience. Many of the original beloved titles (from 1996–2008) now appear in a special economical anniversary collection available to the new generation of seekers and returning patrons alike.

Joshua Free (also known as “Merlyn Stone” in the 1990’s) released many amazing resources for the modern occultist many years before his launch of the Mardukite organization (primarily emphasizing Mesopotamian studies). Starting with the SORCERER’S HANDBOOK and DRACONOMICON from the 1990’s and continuing with the BOOK OF DRUIDRY and BOOK OF ELVEN-FAERIE in (the earliest part of) the new millennium – thousands of copies of books by Joshua Free were in circulation before writing his magickal magnum opus to date, the infamous ARCANUM materials, first completed at age twenty-four!

When the SORCERER’S HANDBOOK premiered in 1998, the first edition was printed from an old-fashioned typewriter. It was originally reproduced and bound by a (local) Denver Colorado copy-center until they decided to actually read it one day… then they refused serviced because they were afraid of the spiritual implications of having anything to do with it. Thus began a tradition of Joshua Free self-producing his own books long into his days of more commercial distribution. After circulating in the underground for a few months, a second edition was printed exclusively for members of the “Elven Fellowship Circle of Magick” and the “Order of the Crystal Dawn,” two interconnected underground occult organizations in Colorado using the text as a Book of Shadows in the late 1990’s.

Although best known now for his work pertaining specifically to Sumerian and Babylonian paradigms (especially Anunnaki subjects), over twenty years ago, Joshua Free became active in another prominent underground movement – Pheryllt Druidism – a tradition he was initiated into at the age of twelve and remains active in today as a protege of Douglas Monroe. DRACONOMICON began as a notebook kept from the earliest periods of initiation when personal research led into all matters of “Dragons.” It has been revised, changed and enhanced four times prior to reaching its current state – marking nearly twenty years of neodruidic influence before inspiring the release of a separate “Pheryllt” series/trilogy of materials by Joshua Free (of which PHERYLLT I and PHERYLLT II have been released).

Materials from Joshua Free’s original initiation notebooks (not necessarily specific to dragons) was released to the underground as THE BOOK OF DRUIDRY in 2001, forming a second part of the “Druid Compleat” series/trilogy of materials (also available as an anthology of the same title). The other title in this series, THE BOOK OF ELVEN-FAERE, is not only a masterpiece of Druidry and Celtic Magical Tradition in its own right – It also served as a basis of inspiration (along with materials from all the above mentioned titles) to begin the ARCANUM project and ultimately the inception of the Mardukite movement, publicly solidified in 2008 and rooted in these works before the establishment of the widely circulated ‘Mardukite Core‘ (presented as the Necronomicon series/cycle edited by Joshua Free).

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Secrets of Universal Unification, A New Esoteric Standard Model – “Arcanum: The Great Magical Arcanum” by Joshua Free

THE ARCANUM (or “Great Magical Arcanum”) materials were originally created as a baseline of complete knowledge that many dedicate entire lives (or the equivalency of lifetimes) in pursuit of. Rather than waste many years of initiation exploring what numerous other societies and schools do, Joshua Free released ARCANUM as “Book Zero” at the inception of the modern Mardukite launch, allowing the organization to be properly adjusted to explore a much deeper cycle of mysteries now known as the “Mardukite Core” (consisting of four anthologies of material, starting with the now infamous NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE edited by Joshua Free). For the first time in a decade, Mardukite Truth Seeker Press is pleased to present the most accessible and economical edition of Joshua Free’s ARCANUM to the public in time for its 10th Anniversary!


THE ARCANUM by Joshua Free is a unique literary contribution toward harmonic unification of knowledge receiving many names throughout the ages: magickal, occult, pseudo-scientific and now, even quantum. Rise of technology and this recent “information age” provides a wellspring of metaphysical lore, but it is not generally mutually synchronous with other knowledge or even other New Age systems, often due to vocabulary use. “New Agers” separate their sects and factions in the same manner as scientists and religious officials, and we (as a society) have not been progressing towards global unity. All of our developments and paradigms of truth continue to grow and prove themselves only when isolated within the system in which they were designed.

Materials of ARCANUM are multifaceted – this innovative presentation requires that YOU have immediate access to supplemental information on any given facet of related knowledge. This is indicated in the text by the appearance of “links” or bold-faced type that prompts YOU to explore other specific parts of the book for additional clarification. Choice of this design allowed Joshua Free ability to cover more topics in a tighter space without having to be unnecessarily repetitive of more common aspects. This book is not to be mistaken as simply another “A-to-Z Encyclopedia of Magick” or a superficial discourse concerning “where science and magic meet.” In fact, this text was not written for the true beginner in mind and its scope surpasses practical “new age” magick alone.

ARCANUM can be integrated into any personal background or developmental stage. With sufficient time, study and practice, seekers work through the entire body of knowledge, beginning first with the facets of individual fancy and inclination, and then continuing on with the remainder of the entangled material, which you will find to be coherently interconnected, not simply clumped together to make a massive book. By presenting this primer of a new standard model of the mysteries, any individual, couple or study group can find the ease of using this global” system in spite of prior personal religious, spiritual, philosophical, scientific and academic accomplishments or background.


Throughout history a uniquely separate class of individual has existed on the edges of known reality, bearing a great magical secret. Some have come to call these folk “wizards” or “mystics,” the possessors of the “hidden” or “occult” knowledge of life and the universe. They alone bring the obscure and “invisible” properties of existence into the light, albeit rarely upholding contemporary norms. And while there has been an observable increase of interest in such topics progressively in recent past, the walls of the Ancient Mystery School have far from collapsed.

Hidden within these pages is the true story of the development of civilization, human existence, the traditions and “real magick” adopted by individual hermits, orders and societies at each stage. Unlike many other A-to-Z styled works, ARCANUM is not simply a collection of vocabulary, history and arbitrary biographies, nor is it composed of randomly dispersed pseudo-psychological techniques and spirito-magickal puffery that often runs rampant in the mainstream New Age.

ARCANUM seeker follow a practical and experimental journey from ancient
Mesopotamia and Egypt through the traditions of “magickal” races and bloodlines of later Europeans. YOU will observe the loss of Truth experienced globally during the Dark Ages, which secret societies have so strongly sought to maintain. Finally, YOU will arrive at the forefront of current developments in “quantum theory” and “unifying fields,” new paradigms reviving old philosophies with new terminology, by which the modern “wizard” can better understand the effects of metaphysical “thought magick” on the physical world and the relationship between the resonance of external-environmental energies and the internal self.

Joshua Free’s ARCANUM challenges seekers from any path (whether religious, mystical or scientific) to “shed their skin” for a moment, to release the programmed Ego and layers of belief and sensory experience in order to discover Self-Honest Truth that exists outside boundaries of all defined systems or paradigms. Rather than take the approach that all systems are “just wrong,” Joshua Free explains that it is simply our “beliefs” concerning each facet or level of reality that are in need of revision. Drawing from diverse sources and traditions, the coherent highlights are presented that actually unites knowledge of varying systems. It validates their complimentary comprehensive efforts rather than minimizes them.

ARCANUM prompts all people to embrace their intuition in light of real Truth. For example, during the last century, anthropologists revealed startling confirmations concerning ancient Mesopotamians and their influence on human genetics and civilization. Sumerian, Babylonian and Akkadian tablets (previously unavailable to seekers a century ago) now reveal a more ancient source to the Genesis of mankind that was presented to Hebrew culture by Moses… Anunnaki-Nephilim lore of the same geographic region provides the source of angelic mysticism, obscure races of elemental beings and the European faerie folk. Lore preserved by diverse traditions and secret societies provide evidence for belief in specific dynasties and bloodlines of “real” wizards and elves, a folk that have since passed into realms of fantasy and imagination… And these are just a few of the 1,000 subjects of knowledge explored within these pages. Conventional textbooks and history lessons have certainly not caught up. This is your chance to know!


10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!!!

ARCANUM : THE GREAT MAGICAL ARCANUM provides a complete structure and standard by which future developments in this field will have to be rethought to include the metaphysical, psychological, quantum and spiritual significance of meditation, visualization, ritual magick, ceremonial tools, natural magick (herb & trees), “spellcraft,” energy work, auras, chakras, resonant energy in environments, sacred sexuality, the philosophy of knowledge and morals, philosophical and laboratory metaphysics, the contributions of secret societies and magickal organizations, divination, prophecy, skrying, astral work, astrophysics, the interpretations of astrological symbolism, the influence of planets, the symbolism of celestial mythology (Sky Gods), the historical background to Christianity, the effects of the Church through the Dark Ages, the heredity of Dragon Kings, incarnated elemental beings, quantum physics, unified fields, superstrings (string theory) and other waves and particles of energy. Provided within are all the tools YOU, the seeker, require to discover the ARCANUM of life for YOURSELF.

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How Ancient Mesopotamian Traditions of Sumerians and Babylonians evolved into Mystical, Mythical Systems of Western Europe

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The legacy brought forth by the ancient Mesopotamian world (and Egyptian for that matter) did not die with them or we would not have anything near to the world that we have today. Their influence remains true. One might believe (or prefer to believe) that since we no longer live under the same conditions and guises of our ancestors, that we have somehow been able to escape their Truth – that it could not longer have application for us. Such is clearly not the case, nor did things end entirely with the lore and sagas of the Sumerians and Babylonians and other desert dwellers in a forgotten world – no indeed…

ElvenFaerieBK3rdTHUMB THE ORIGINAL UNDERGROUND CLASSIC RETURNS…
…in a newly formatted, revised & expanded economical third edition!

THE BOOK OF ELVEN-FAERIE:
Secrets of Dragon Kings, Druids, Wizards & The Pheryllt

(Third Edition)

by Joshua Free

An authentic, beautiful and uniquely complete Elvish Druidic Tradition revealed in the light of the mortal world… for the first time ever!


CRITICAL REVIEWS:

The Book of Elven-Faerie actually restores the historical basis of the modern ‘New Age’ movement, resulting from one seeker’s pursuits into the origins of the Druids.

The Book of Elven-Faerie became the literal genesis of the modern ‘Mardukite’ movement when privately released by prolific visionary writer, Joshua Free, in 2006.

The first part of The Book of Elven-Faerie describes the history of elves and faeries, how they were created and eventually disappeared. The second part dives into the practice of the Elven-Faerie tradition, complete with rituals for both groups and solitary practitioners. The book concludes with a section on less formal practices including working on the astral plane, sacred trees, herbalism and forest magick, including use of the Ogham.


ElvenFaerieBK3rdTHUMB Mesopotamia was only the beginning. As time and geography took its hold onto the ancient source traditions, it… evolved! If it can be said that this ancient stream is indeed our well-spring of civilization (examined very intensely in the Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible), and if we are to try to seek the most complete “systems” that have been brought forth through time and space, there are no others that compare to both the beauty and current and functional revival relevance as the Druids. Druidism is just as misunderstood and just as often misrepresented as the mythos and magick of ancient Sumeria, Babylon and Egypt – and, as it turns out, is directly related via a “dragon lineage” that was seeded by a race that we can identify with as “Elves” or “Faerie” begun in ancient Sumeria and Eurasia and carried forth into the Western World by distinct tribes of Europe.

The Book of Elven-Faerie is a revolutionary and controversial compendium of lore and magic reveals many things including:

ElvenFaerieBK3rdTHUMB * How ancient traditions of Mesopotamia (Sumerians, Babylonians, etc.) evolved into mystical, mythical and societal systems of Western Europe.
* How the most arcane practices shaped the customs and beliefs of the Western World.
* How modern folk magic can be traced back through the evolution of human civilization as carried by Druidic Tribes, the Tuatha de Dannan and ancient Anunnaki.

The Book of Elven-Faerie reveals an entire exploration into the Elven Way, Celtic Faerie Tradition and Danubian Druidism is offered — such as never seen before. Drawing from hundreds of sources, a reconstructionist Elven-Faerie tradition and system paradigm is presented by critically acclaimed Mardukite Druid, Joshua Free, including two complete grimoires that bring the magic and enchantment of nature, the elemental world, astral plane and woodlands to life!

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