Konstantinos is a recognized expert on occult, new age, and paranormal topics. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and technical writing from New York Polytechnic Institute. He is a published author of articles and short fiction which have been featured in numerous publications including Popular Electronics, The Spook, and FATE Magazine. Konstantinos is a popular lecturer on the paranormal at colleges and bookstores in the New York City area and he has appeared on CNBC's After Hours and The Ricki Lake Show.
A Dark Neopagan, Konstantinos has been researching the occult and practicing magick for over fifteen years. Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Konstantinos now devotes his time to writing, singing Gothic rock music, and exploring nocturnal life in New York City and around the country.
Konstantinos is also the author of Vampires: The Occult Truth, Summoning Spirits: The Art of Magical Evocation, Speak with the Dead: 7 Methods for Spirit Communication, Gothic Grimoire, Nocturnal Witchcraft, Nocturnicon: Calling Dark Forces and Powers, and the forthcoming Werewolves: The Occult Truth (September 2010).
|The Powers Of Night|
Nocturnal Energies differ from those of Daylight and Witches have long known how to take advantage of Lunar Powers and the spiritual entities that prefer the darkness for particular magical operations.
This innovative book explores special techniques for working with the Night Powers and the subtle effects of dark symbols to:
Cast a Nocturnal Magick Circle Invoke the Dark Gods and Goddesses Skry the Night Open the Gates to the Underworld Cast Spells through the Dark Ether Explore the symbolic realm of shadow, illusion, and the mysteries of the Unknown You will learn to find your Inner Quiet, Read Minds through the Ether, Dream for Change, Create and Use Thought Forms, Alter Reality through simple Spells and Rites, and use the powers of Magnetism and Suggestion. And you will Explore the Mysteries of Death and to Speak with the Dead.
The Dark balances the Light. Do not fear it but equally embrace it.
"When the essence of the shadows and darkness empowers you, yet you don't feel evil, you are good-dark," writes Konstantinos (Vampires; Summoning Spirits), as he calls believers to the practice of Nocturnal Witchcraft. Konstantinos writes for people primarily within the Wiccan tradition who feel at home with the night and lunar energies. He reiterates throughout this manual, however, that to draw one's strength from the energies of the night is not at all the same as intending to do dark deeds. In fact, this guidebook might be regarded as a fundamental Wiccan primer save for the fact that Konstantinos turns to night-based rituals and primarily, but not exclusively, to the pagan pantheons of Egypt, Greece and Sumeria to harness good human desires to the yoke of such deities as Hypnos (Night Personified), Pasht (Dark Moon), Nanna (Full Moon), Kali (Protection), Persephone (Descent and Rebirth) and Annubis (Underworld and Death). His ceremonial instructions are clearly described, but the book's chief flaw is that readers must recognize themselves as "good-dark." They are imprecisely beckoned with not much more to go on than "Do you dress in black? Favor silver jewelry? Does being surrounded by the shadows, by the essence of the night, appeal to you?" For those readers self-identified with the night whatever that means his text may offer just the words they have been waiting for; others will find it as obscure as its subject matter. (Feb.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
|Part One: The Craft of Nightkind|
|One Embracing Darkness||5|
|Two Wicca by Night||23|
|Three Reaching the Dark Divine||37|
|Four Circles of Night and Lunar Light||57|
|Part Two: Mind Powers After Dark|
|Five The Inner Quiet||77|
|Six Divining by Night||93|
|Seven Mind Reading by Touch||109|
|Eight Reading Minds Through the Ether||121|
|Part Three: Nocturnal Magick|
|Nine Altering Reality: Simple Spells and Rites||143|
|Ten Dreaming for Change||155|
|Eleven Advanced Thoughtforms||167|
|Twelve Dark Mystique, Magnetism, and Suggestion||181|
|Thirteen Death: His/Her Mysteries||191|