I used to think that comics books for Batman and Wolverine were ridiculous. Not for the premises, which I was willing to accept, but that they were in half a dozen books having completely different adventures all at once. How could that be possible?
Joseph Peterson has made me believe in Batman again, with his indefatigable effort and ability to work on multiple projects at once. His latest is a long-awaited translation of La Véritable Magie Noire, or True Black Magic, as made famous by Waite’s Book of Ceremonial Magic. As with other works condemned by Waite as “Rituals of Black Magic,” it is a variant edition of the Key of Solomon with material no worse than what Mathers excised from his own Key. The edition is on Amazon, it’s cheap, and I’m enjoying it so far, with a review to follow. (It’s a purchased copy, and the usual caveats about co-authors apply.)
I hope to post something on the cost of occult books very soon. Sooner if you pay me. (I’m kidding.)