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Secret Traditions of Elves, Faeries, Druids and Dragons; Druidic Trilogy by Joshua Free Reveals All

The Druid's Handbook, Elvenomicon and Draconomicon by Joshua Free

A critical year in the literary legacy accounting for the Secret Traditions of Elves, Faeries, Druids and Dragons preserved in the classic underground Druidic trilogy by Joshua Free, first begun in the mid-1990’s while still writing and contributing toward the underground New Age developments as “Merlyn Stone.”

Joshua Free on Mardukite Necronomicon, Sumerian Magick & Remembering Tracy Twyman These writings have directly influenced thousands of people over the past decades, indirectly even millions, and most overtly leading to the inception and development of the Mardukite Research Organization and the evolving NexGen Systemological Society of Esoteric Philosophers.

DRACONOMICON: THE BOOK OF ANCIENT DRAGON MAGICK
25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hardcover

by Joshua Free

THE DRUID’S HANDBOOK: ANCIENT MAGICK FOR A NEW AGE
20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hardcover

by Joshua Free

ELVENOMICON -or- SECRET TRADITIONS OF ELVES & FAERIES
15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hardcover

by Joshua Free


Joshua Free’s paramount Druidic trilogy demonstrates the definitive DRUID CONNECTION to the totality of western civilization–including its magical traditions, philosophies and systematization of society and intellect. The legacy runs deep, crossing diverse and controversial pathways that have led the author into dangerous territory for many years.

Elvenomicon by Joshua Free, Discover Hidden Worlds of Elves and Faeries

In 2008, coinciding with the inception launch of the modern Mardukite movement, material by Joshua Free specifically from DRACONOMICON and what is now called ELVENOMICON (formerly ‘Book of Elven-Faerie’) caught the attention of two underground individuals– Nicholas de Vere and Tracy R Twyman –both influencing the earliest revival interest in matters of intensive controversy and conspiracy that have now become everyday household concepts, including “the Dragon Legacy” or “Merovingian Mythos” and other aspects later popularized in mainstream media such as the “Da Vinci Code.”


JOSHUA FREE’S WORK IS COMMONLY EXPLOITED BY POPULAR TV AND RADIO SHOWS WITHOUT HIS RECEIVING RECOGNITION AND WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY SUPPRESSING EXPOSURE TO HIS DEEPER WORK as briefly brought to light when recently interviewed on Michael Decon’s live End of Days program.

Joshua Free / Nabu / Merlyn Stone What is it they don’t want you to know from his books ???

JOSHUA FREE’S PREVIOUS INVOLVEMENT IN THE NEO-DRUID COMMUNITY SINCE 1995 HAS ALSO BEEN A SOURCE OF CONTENTION AMONG SUPPOSED NEW AGE AUTHORITIES and yet all of his most controversial historical theories were scientifically confirmed this year as new DNA evidence reported from Europe in April 2019.


Elvenomicon -or- Secret Traditions of Elves and Faeries by Joshua FreeELVENOMICON, even as a stand-alone title, represents a powerful tool advancing spiritual technologies on the planet as a literary knowledge-key, once only available to the initiated, used to unlock forbidden truths of esoteric archaeology including:

–How traditions of the Ancient Near East evolved into mythical, mystical and societal systems in Europe.

–How the forgotten arcane legacies of Elven-Faerie and even “Dragon” races on Earth have shaped the Western world and “Western magical tradition.”

–How modern folk-magic and “New Age” revivals may be traced back to coincide with evolutions in Human civilization marked by specific ancient migrations.


Draconomicon: Book of Ancient Dragon Magick by Joshua Free DRACONOMICON reflects some of the oldest writings by Joshua Free still in print from the “Merlyn Stone” days, newly revised and rewritten for its 25th Anniversary hardcover collector’s edition.

The Dragon Legacy is an important and integral part of the history and traditions of all cultures, and subsequently underlies all cultural magical traditions–not to mention symbols and motifs that lie beneath the development of human civilization as a whole. Nothing is separate. And this is one of the lessons 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, with Self-honesty, for how they truly are–another gift of The Dragon.

“Hidden in the depths of the Dragon’s Lair is an untold legacy of knowledge and power, secret societies and bloodlines, cults and symbols encompassing our entire material existence–and the means by which it can be controlled. It is quite possible this is among the best kept secrets in the history of occultism, even enshrouded in a cacophony of grand conspiracies. And in its most ancient forms, it is the undefiled, raw and primordial Truth of things–just as we would expect the Druids, wizards and sages of old to understand them. And with understanding comes wisdom.”
–Rowen Gardner in the Foreword to Draconomicon

Druids Handbook: Ancient Magicks for a New Age by Joshua Free Drawing upon over two decades experience in the neodruidic community, Joshua Free’s original underground masterpiece returns to life, newly revised and expanded for this amazing 20th Anniversary presentation. THE DRUID’S HANDBOOK by Joshua Free is a superior addition to any modern Druid Library.

Providing a new vision with unparalleled clarity for modern Druidry, world renown occultist and mystic, Joshua Free explores the magic and deep teachings of Druidic Lore, including core doctrines and codes, triad teachings of the Bards, natural philosophy, the construction of ritual tools and performance of ceremonial magic involving the elements, trees and forces of Nature–all of which is presented in honor of the true spirit of authentic Druidism.

The Druid's Handbook, Elvenomicon and Draconomicon by Joshua Free

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From Babylon’s Gates to the British Isle — Uncovering the Ancient Dragon Legacy on Earth

draconomicon and druid's handbook (by Joshua Free)

“DRACONOMICON” & “DRUID’S HANDBOOK” BY JOSHUA FREE

After twenty years, one of the most controversial themes present in Druidic writings by Joshua Free is about to become common textbook knowledge!

COMING SOON! LUGHNASSADH 2019!
Two long-lost underground classics by Joshua Free return!
:: Draconomicon: The Book of Ancient Dragon Magick ::
:: The Druid’s Handbook: Ancient Magick for a New Age ::

Rewritten, revised and updated hardcover anniversary editions!

[This blogpost is an excerpt from the foreword by Rowen Gardner for the upcoming 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition hardcover DRACONOMICON BY JOSHUA FREE.]

Joshua Free is famously known for proposing the origins of Druidism as Mesopotamia… This theme is sure to catch many folk off guard and has been a constant source of contention between the author and many of his harsher critics and less informed readers. There is little doubt that it is a shocking or surprising conclusion expressed by the author for at least two decades—but the author has remained steadfast, again, in their resolve that their “intuitions” were right. This pursuit became such an occupation for the author that he spent most of this current millennium attempting to establish this point to esoteric audiences…with mixed results.”

“One theory put forth by Joshua Free, keystone to his writings, regards a prehistoric collective migration of Mesopotamian systemology across Europe, citing examples of the La Tene culture and marked by the indigenous traditions developed later in vicinity to the Danube River, one of two pathways he suggested that it probably traveled.”

draconomicon out of print edition joshua free

VINTAGE OUT-OF-PRINT DRACONOMICON

Joshua Free states that it is only the result of Roman intervention and the domination of the ‘Classical World’ over the former ancient one that pushed these traditions and evidence for them into specific concentrated locations—such as we easily can see with the ‘Celtic World’ that is traditionally attributed exclusively to the British Isles or Ireland, yet it once served as a dominating influence for most of the European continent. How easily we forget…”

“One additional facet of Joshua Free’s theory is that prior to the migration, a localized concentration of this population emerged from the Ancient Near East and gathered in ancient Anatolia (modern day Turkey)—the place of the legendary “Drunemeton,” a secret birthplace of Druidry that only the highest ranks among them knew of and would regularly return to during their lifetimes. All wild theories?”

British Proto-Druid migrant population from Ancient Near East (c. 4000 B.C.)

British Proto-Druid migrant population from Ancient Near East (c. 4000 B.C.)

“In April 2019, the BBC headlines read: ‘DNA Reveals Origins of Stonehenge Builders.’ Articles provided research summaries published in Nature, Ecology & Evolution. It described a neolithic western migration in c. 6000 B.C. from Anatolia, modern-day Turkey, across two routes—the Mediterranean and Danube River Valley—which spread early Mesopotamian knowledge of agriculture across Europe, reaching Britain by c. 4000 B.C…”

“I’ve since decided to take the writings by Joshua Free even more seriously. I would encourage anyone else to perhaps do the same…” –Rowen Gardner

draconomicon ancient dragon magick book hardcover DRACONOMICON
The Book of Ancient Dragon Magick

Collector’s Edition – Hardcover

by Joshua Free

25TH ANNIVERSARY
Global Release: July 31, 2019
HERE BE DRAGONS! Behold the ultimate “Book of the Dragon” for modern magick-users and fantasy enthusiasts alike–now completely revised and expanded for its 25th anniversary. This underground cult-classic “Draconomicon” offers powerful teachings and lore of ancient “dragon magick” and its legacy.


:: VINTAGE MARDUKITE FOOTAGE ::

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BELTANE 2019 – Mardukite Global Babylonian Stargate Meditation Ritual Working (Mesopotamian Neopaganism)

TEN YEARS AGO the newly formed band of “Mardukite Chamberlains” (also known as the “Mardukite Research Organization”)—members of the underground “spiritual,” “occult” and “esoteric archaeology” community—received instructions during meditation for a synchronized global meditation working that would unleash a “New Age” of global consciousness on planet Earth toward the reconstruction of the “Anunnaki paradigm” in everyday life and the establishment of a “New Babylon” order in dedication to the “New Thought” principles of human potential and spiritual evolution gleaned from the most ancient tablets on the planet…and that was back in 2009…

[Books displayed throughout this blogpost are current editions featuring specific materials from the “Mardukite Core” applicable to the upcoming April 30 2019 “Mardukite Global Stargate Meditation Ritual Working.” While each title is formatted differently, suggested selections appear in each of these volumes equally.]

The modern “Mardukite” tradition was publicly launched on Summer Solstice 2008—it would take nearly another year before an active group of participants of this brand of “New Thought” and “Mesopotamian Neopaganism” could be formally established, taking place near the Spring 2009 Akiti-Akitu period. And the formal inception of the “Mardukite Chamberlains” and its tradition was to coincide with a synchronized global meditation ritual working in dedication to the post-Sumerian Babylonian Anunnaki paradigm—this also became the first official established esoteric organization overtly dedicated to MARDUK—the Anunnaki patron god of Babylon and the first systemology impressed on the human condition and civilization since its former upgrade by the Anunnaki scientist ENKI.

You can read about the original “Beltane 2009 Global Stargate Ritual Meditation” from these two blogposts:—
:: necrogate.com :: Reconstructing the Global Beltane 2009 Marduk Star-Gate Working – 10 Years After : Mardukite Roots to Branches
:: mardukite.com :: Modern Babylonian Gate Rituals Rekindling Fires of Bel-Marduk : Mardukite Beltane 2019
:: facebook.com :: Event Facebook Page

When the Mardukites conducted the first Beltane Gate ritual a decade ago, they did not possess the same literary archives maintained today—and by that we mean specifically the “Mardukite Core” of research and experimental development that combined the academic and esoteric aspects of the tradition into a functional modern-day paradigm. This “new” wide-angle paradigm—although inspired by the Ancient Mystery School of Babylon—also includes many elements found in the most ancient and coveted forgotten reserves of the “New Thought” movement, “Druidism” and “Rosicrucianism”—and many volumes have been dedicated to the underground connection between these as well, off-shoots of the main lifeline that have sprung up throughout the course of time and expanding all around the globe…All-as-One.

With an original lack of specific widespread criteria, many chose to observe the “2009 Beltane Gate” individually by practicing intention-based “rites,” “meditations” or “ceremonial expressions” of their own design—dancers danced, artists created, ceremonialists…ceremonied(?)… but the most important part of it all…the world was dedicated and focused together in a combined effort to bring a higher level of realization to global consciousness… and it was quite successful. At the Mardukite Offices in 2009, the original group of esoteric practitioners still heavily relied on the Simon “Necronomicon” structure for their practices—being the primary “occult” contribution of the Babylonian spiritual-gate system prior to the more complete execution developed over the past decade by the Mardukite Research Organization and Council of Nabu-Tutu, a select band of long-term and experienced alumni from within this brand of work. To deliver power and control of the system back to MARDUK, the Seal of Marduk was placed within Gate of Nergal—an esoteric facet that many did not catch or grasp, thinking that the seal and gate were of the same degree…they were not…and this was intentional. Those using the “Simon” motif for their 2019 observations should correctly place the Seal of Marduk within the Gate of Marduk for this operation—and that is, of course, assuming you are using that methodology for your work. Most modern Mardukites have come to better relay their work specifically from the “Mardukite Core” of materials developed independently of other modern revival works and fanciful notions.

For those wishing to observe the “Mardukite Beltane 2019 Global Ritual Meditation Working” in alignment with the tradition reinforced specifically by the modern “Mardukite” movement over the past decade—all of the formal ritual instruction or meditation suggestions for this event are found in the newly revised, refined, updated and most beautifully enhanced pocket hardcover tome:—

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MARDUK BY NABU
A Pocket Anunnaki Devotional Companion to Babylonian Prayers & Rituals
10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hardcover

Many folks who previously have accessed the materials selected for this expanded edition have chosen to acquire a souvenir copy of the new version in time for use this April 30—when hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of people all over the world are using these rites remotely from their own locations to join energies for the reestablishment of the Anunnaki paradigm in this “New Age” and toward the permanent and physical infrastructure of a New Babylon to ensure the continued growth and success of the modern “Mardukite” efforts permanently into the future!

The Complete Book of Marduk by Nabu—10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Pocket Hardcover includes the following material:

THE BOOK OF MARDUK BY NABU (Liber-W)
– Introduction & Application
– The Great Rite / Incantation of Eridu
THE SEVEN ANUNNAKI OF BABYLON (Liber-W)
– Monday (the Moon) : Nanna-Sin
– Tuesday (Mars) : Nergal
– Wednesday (Mercury) : Nabu
– Thursday (Jupiter) : Marduk
– Friday (Venus) : Inanna-Ishtar
– Satuday (Saturn) : Ninurta
– Sunday (the Sun) : Samas-Utu
THE ANUNNAKI SUPERNAL TRINITY (Liber-W)
– Enki (E.A.) : Neptune
– Enlil (EL) : System Command
– Anu (AN) : Uranus
THE BOOK OF ZAGMUK BY NABU (Liber-Z)
– Introduction & Application
– The Morning Invocation to Marduk
– The Great Hymn to Marduk
– The Book of Enuma Eliš (Tablet-N)
– The Book of Fifty-Names (Tablet-F)
THE BOOK OF GATES BY NABU (Liber-G+/-L)
– The Book of Nabu-Tutu (Tablet-T)
– The Book of Crossings II (Tablet-X)

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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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Really Ancient Wisdom Revealed! — “Book of Pheryllt : A Complete Druid Source Book”

Kima Global Publishers

The Complete Source of Authentic Pheryllt Druidism.

The Book of Pheryllt edited by Joshua Free is a realization of legendary proportions, delivering the virtually impossible—a complete collection of esoteric Pheryllt fragments scattered across history into a single coherent source, now accessible to all modern Druid practitioners for the first time ever!

For decades the public has sought access to teachings based on the famous and rare never-before-published 16th-century Welsh manuscript entitled The Book of Pheryllt, and now what the world has been waiting for has arrived!

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 wooded 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.

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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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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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