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!
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.