Sunday, May 3, 2015

Playing Catch Up: Recently Released Books That You Need

     During my hiatus from blogging there are a number of things that have taken place that, when in business-as-usual mode, I assuredly would have written about. While going back and posting a paragraph or two about each of them that had occurred from last August to the present is something I have neither the time nor inclination to do, as an author and occult book enthusiast I do want to touch on a few books that have found there way to my collection that I firmly believe belong on the nightstand of everyone reading this blog. (And also on the nightstand of all those former readers who have angrily left for greener pastures due to my absence).

     Before that, though, allow me to explain something. The last time I recommended a book it was one released by my own publisher -Nephilim Press, which happened also to be authored by a friend who I actually pitched Nephilim to when he was preparing to write his book - Rufus Opus. When I named his book Seven Spheres as a must-have, someone who clearly doesn't know me very well opined that my recommendation was likely colored by it being a Nephilim title and one written by a friend. I won't waste much time refuting that or explaining the strict standards I have for anything I put my seal of approval on, instead I'll summarize by saying I couldn't give less of a fuck if a book was written by my wife and published by my dog. If I don't find it valuable, I don't endorse it. I also do not endorse every title Nephilim has released. If you care to go back through my posts from the time I first signed on with them until now you'll notice there are several that were never mentioned here, weren't advertised or pitched by me. In their early days they dropped a couple turds, as we all know. These days you won't find a publisher that has higher standards than Nephilim, I can attest to that because I'm involved with them and I see the shit Frank puts authors through to make sure nothing that isn't great goes out the door, and you can bet when he does release somethng, the author has been put through the wringer and the material reviewed meticulously by Nephilim and by the authors peers, something no one else I know of does. But In general, if you see a product or book mentioned on my blog or site its because I find it valuable. The reason all the book reviews you see on my site are positive and complimentary is because I don't sit around and read shit books just to have something to criticize. I have a serious lack of free time and what little I do have, I spend reading books I believe I'm going to enjoy or get something from. Sometimes I am wrong and a book I thought might be good ends up being, well, not so much, and in those cases I usually toss them halfway through and forget they exist.

That being said, on to the books. 

The Book of Oberon

     On several occasions I have been published or recorded as saying that aside from the well known Grimoires we all know and love there is a potential plethora of unknown manuscripts that could represent significant additions to the corpus sitting in one library or another gathering dust, and that it is a damned shame the majority of them will never grace our shelves. The Book of Oberon is one that was spared that fate, having been rescued from ignominious  demise amongst other unwanted volumes by Joe Peterson, Dan Harms and James Clark. The Book of Oberon stands apart from its more famous counterparts in that it takes the form of a working magician's personal Grimoire. Instead of instructions for performing a set of invocations that, together, constitute the corpus of the Grimoire, The Book of Oberon closely resembles something done by Hockley or Dr. Rudd; that is, a textbook comprised of a number of rites collected from various sources for specific gains & results. Don't allow that description to fool you though - far from the "Books of Shadows" which take similar shape and contain such venerable magicks as "Pierce the eye of a worm and say blagojevich 24 times at midnight whilst eating taco bell", The Book of Oberson is VERY much a Grimoire - Summoning the denizens of the unknown, previously unseen seals and talismans, oracions as beautiful and powerful as any of Solomonic origin and all.

     I can say in all honesty, The Book of Oberon has taken its place among my "Top 5 Grimoires", both for the magnitude of material, its diversity and practical application and for the fact that it has manifested in such a complete, thorough and painstakingly researched form. In past reviews I have touted the contributions made to the corpus by both Joe Peterson and Dan Harms, and this work is, in my opinion, one of their best. Alongside those by Stephen Skinner, Harms and Peterson's works represent the best of the best, and Oberon is no exception.

     (Lest ye detractors think this review was flavored by something other than genuine respect, let me state that I have never exchanged so much as a word with Joe, have had only about 5 minutes of unrelated discourse with Dan Harms and prior to this volume had never heard of James Clark. The publisher, Llewellyn, is one about whom I have very publicly expressed great contempt)

Seven Spheres

     Having mentioned this title above, as well as the kerfluffle that ensued when I made mention of it once previously suggesting it to a facebook friend, I won't spend much time here. Besides, if you're a reader here chances are you're well acquainted with Mr. Opus and his particular style of Hermetic Magick, and you've likely already read this book. I am, nonetheless, obliged to mention it, simply because it kicks ass. In this volume RO explicates his strain of planetary magick, expanding greatly on the Planetary Gates series he released some time ago. Within we find magick influenced heavily by Agrippa, yet very clearly RO's own and therefore unlike any other. To say I was excited when RO told me he was finally going to release a print book would be an understatement, and to say that excitement was justified when I finally read the final product would be even more so. This work serves to present a working (and well proven) system of planetary magick that many, including myself, have used to great effect. Rufus' planetary work as taught in 7S formed the central rite of the Magickal Group "Gentlemen For Jupiter, of which I was once upon a lifetime a member, and although to say it was the only Jupiterian work we performed would be a lie, I can say that while working with it as a group, the group flourished and a great many of its members experienced very tangible material gains. For lack of a better paraphrase, Our Kingdom Cameth. I heartily recommend this title to all - and no, fucktard, NOT because I like the guy or because Nephilim is my home. 

That's all folk's! Well, for now anyway. There are 3 more books I need to review, and 2 more yet to read and review after that, but today's free time has come to an end and other, offline, obligations call. The next review will be a more in depth one on Stephen Skinner's Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic which, in my eyes, represents the most important work in 10 years.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gnostic Magicians Rejoice

     For the plethora of readers who have found the Magick contained in The Book of Abrasax, and by extension in the PGM itself, there is reason to celebrate. Not long ago a previously unseen manuscript very much tied to the corpus from which we work was released in print for the first time, under the name A Coptic Codex of Ritual Power. This release constitutes the first time new material from this field was introduced in many, many years, and I could not be happier with *how* it was published - that is, by a respected academic publisher, reproducing the manuscript itself with a translation and cd on which you will find high resolution images of the manuscript itself. It appears to be dated from a bit later than the PGM, however it is clearly of the same school and shares much with the earlier work, as well as expanding on it substantially with rites not previously found. As a sidenote - I have no connection whatsoever with the publisher, author or anyone involved with the project, so please know that this post is not a pitch or promo - my interest in this book is strictly personal. The content is excellent and will be found valuable by anyone with interest in the field, and represents a key piece in reconstructing the system.

     It also represents the reason I've been absent for so long. When this work was released, I was in the middle of releasing the first of the series called "The Castillian Grimoires of Alfonso X", and much to the dismay of my publisher and friend at Nephilim Press, I dropped everything and jumped head first into this manuscript. My absolute focus on reconstructing this material as I did with what's presented in The Book of Abrasax and turning the transcription into a workable system of Magick overtook everything else in my life, and all else, including my relationship with my (former) fiancee, was second. The result, fortunately, is an addition to the corpus from The Book of Abrasax that in many ways supersedes the work to which it was added. The manuscript I was working with this time contained something those from which Abrasax is drawn didn't, a key that lent additional power to the rites therein, which has also empowered the (already powerful and effective) rites contained in BOA. So as you can imagine, I was quite absorbed in this work, ignoring this blog, the book I had been working on, my relationship and everything else. It took a death in the family to wake me up, but the work produced while I was playing hermit is as good, likely better, than anything I've previously done, and has added significantly to my own Magickal repertoire. 

     As a portent to the value to come later in the book, the very first rite contained therein stands out as one that was found nearly perfectly intact in the manuscript, and has proven to be one of great worth. Both christian and gnostic in theme, this invocation calls upon jesus as well as Sabaoth, by virtue of the same divine names we find throughout the earlier PGM. 

Portions of this invocation:

I give thanks to you, and I call upon you, Baktiotha; 
The great one, who is very trustworthy, the one who is lord over the forty and th nine kinds of serpents, they all being servants to him... namely, the ones who are in the abyss and under the air, the deaf and the blind, those who can hear and who can see! 
It is your fear which is over them all! 
I appeal to you! twice good ruler, twice almighty, twice! 
Behold, Jesus, thrice savior, thrice El, thrice ANANOUEL, EMANOUEL, APASOUSA, PASOUKTHA, the living christ in heaven, the one begotten and the right side of his father! The Barbelo, living wisdom, Sophia who was filled from the two loins of the father and has begotten for us a perfect living man! 
Listen to me, I NN son of NN, the one from SOLOMON, I am Mariham in what is hidden! Marihamen in what has been revealed!
I call upon you, in every hour


I call upon ou by the name Phanouel, Manouel! I invoke you, I am NN son of NN, In the name of Mosel, Hermopiel, and of Elethe, Dauithe, Eleleth, Souriael, These who are the four great inexpressible light bringers

     Compare the "four great inexpressible light bringers" to the 4 Luminaries found in the PGM and touted as entities benevolent to the Magus in my own Book of Abrasax. The names incanted in the line invoking Jesus are also identical to those found throughout the corpus' elder works. Those who've read Abrasax know that these similarities are one of the things that aid me in reconstructing a system of modern magick from these ancient works. When a string of 20 names is found in one sheet and another sheet has a identical string which was cut off after the 11th due to an illegible portion of the MS or perhaps a missing piece of the papyrus, it is appropriate to complete that page using the 12th-20th names from the former. By associating rites in this new MS with those in the PGM and Bruce Codex, I have been able to further my research and complete more of the system. 

     SO, although I missed you, my dear readers, I am proud of what has been accomplished in the time since my last posts here on The Lion's Den, and look forward to sharing more of this work in the future.

*Although The Book of Abrasax has long sold out, there are a handful of the full leather editions available by contacting me directly

Thursday, April 23, 2015

More Nephilim Press Seconds Available

For those who took advantage of, and especially those who missed out on the recent offering of Nephilim Press' scratch and dent copies of The Holy Guardian Angel, there is another batch of the other titles available.

I got a call moments ago from Herman who Nephilim sold off all their discounted titles to asking me if I could post this advertisement as I did for the last batch. Nephilim recently completed their yearly inventory, and after accounting for everything they sold him a batch of 54 misc titles, all of which are now being offered to the public. He has:

10 Copies "The Book of Smokeless Fire" By S. Ben Qayin
5 Copies "Sabbatica" By Edgar Kerval
3 Copies - "The Keys of Ocat" By S. Connolly
1 Copy - Qlipoth
1 Copy - Grimoire of Tiamat By Asenath Mason
6 Copies - Seven Sphers By Rufus Opus

The rest will be listed on Saturday

Anyone interested please email HERMAN, not me and not Nephilim. Last time we posted about this I got a couple dozen emails and Nephilim got a hundred - These are available ONLY through:


See the pictures below for examples of the condition these are in. Most are perfect or with imperceptible flaws as shown in the book on the bottom, others have scuffing to the covers as shown on the top

UPDATE 4-29-15

Copies of Abrasax in full leather, the deluxe edition of Ocat and a couple of Nephilim's uber-fine editions are also available

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Discounted HGA Seconds - NEW Email Address For Inquiries

I  have been asked to post and inform all who are responding to Jason's post regarding the discounted/ damaged copies of The Holy Guardian Angel (Found Here) that the email address Jason provided in his post (Nephilim2nds (at) is no longer valid.

Jason's overwhelming popularity broke it. Well, kinda. That email address was created yesterday specifically to handle the sale of these scratch & dent books, and once Jason posted it online several dozen emails came in at once. So between the incoming emails and outgoing replies, Yahoo's anti-spam filter said "Whooooa, kill this account!"

Those who sent emails prior to 10am Eastern time will have received replies already including instructions for sending payment, HOWEVER after 10am access to that account has been restricted, so please begin using nephilimseconds(at)  or just

Click Here

*Update - Herman has informed me that he had replied to ALL emails that were in the inbox up until the account was blocked, so if you received an email with payment insftructions you can go right ahead and use whatever instructions were provided in the email. If you sent an email and have not received a reply, you need to write to the new email address or he wont see it

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wanted - New Students For Global Apprenticeship Program

A couple of months back I began taking on students for an apprenticeship course which I had planned and begun in a Beta testing stage, allowing me to begin teaching deserving, earnest and worthy aspirants while designing the structure of the course.

As the program has now been fully developed,  the bugs worked out and the first batch of students are already beginning to experience growth and success, I am ready to open the doors to another 6 apprentices.

This second group will have the benefit of coming in now, after the trial run wherein the difficulties were worked out and my teaching methods were perfected, and will therefore be able to begin immediately with no "growing  pains"

Those coming aboard will have an introductory skype meeting immediately, including a tarot reading to discern if there are any obstacles to your participation and success. (For each new student I do a rite to remove all hindrances and obstacles that would impede them). Following the reading is a brief interview, and subsequently your first written lesson and a rite to be performed daily. Skype meetings are helf on Weds and Fridays and any & all students having studied the previous lessons or experienced anything of note they'd like to discuss, or for which they need instruction are able to meet with me on those days anytime between 9 and 4, or outside those hours by appointment.

This course is Alpha to Omega, inclusive of all the basics and taking you through every field of Magick with which I am proficient, and culminating in VERITABLE Evocation.  The first group has thus far walked this path:

Lesson 1 - Meditation for Ceremonial Magick

Lesson 2 - Lucid Dreaming and Magick Therein

*Homework - identify 3 entities you'd like to work with, describe the reasons why, any difficulties you foresee and benefits you'd expect. 

Lesson 3 - Astral Separation

*Invocation of Isis for her blessings in this pursuit

Lesson 4 - Techniques For Achieving Astral Travel "At Will"

*Calling of the Sevenths introduced to daily routine

Lesson 5 - Evocation in Theory

Lesson 6 - Intro to Planetary Magick

*Apprentices use divination to select a planet, formulate a rite based on my instructions, I review and ALL willing students perform, including myself.

Those who are interested in this program and the unique educational opportunity it presents, please email me using the contact me link above. This is unfortunately not a free course, however any of the students can attest that the tuition will fit any budget

Monday, October 13, 2014

Free Books And Items To Be Listed on Listia From Now On

Those who've been here a while know that as an avid collector of occult books, a few times a year I post a list of books I no longer need and allow you all to pick and choose, giving them away free. From now on, in order to make sure more of you get a chance to pick some up and also so my inbox doesnt get flooded, I'm putting them all up on this Freebie Auction site, Listia. (No this isn't some promotional thing). I was reluctant to use the site first, but after trying it I must admit it's a nice concept. Give stuff away, earn credits you use to get stuff other people are giving away, no money involved. If you want more credits to bid on items, you can do things like post on facebook, surveys or whatever, but the premise is give away stuff, get other stuff. Basically a karma, save the earth by recycling your stuff instead of throwing it away type thing, but personally I just like being able to give shit away without needing to answer dozens of emails.

At present I have a few tarot decks and some misc household electronics up, but will be putting up a dozen paperbacks throughout the week as well as a couple items from an order that was canceled (a Solomonic Ring and a Talisman). I am thinking of also doing a weekly Tarot reading there as well as putting my older eBooks up rather than having to send those out manually, and so you all can pick them up without opening the wallet.

To sign up, use this link so I get some extra credit for sending you and you get a few hundred to start.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Last Batches of Talismans Received

In the interest of reaching the handful of you at once instead of sending multiple emails, I thought I'd post a brief update here to let those 4 of you whom have not yet received  their talismans that I have received the latest batch from the 3D printer today, and they will be consecrated in the coming week. This batch took longer than usual, but if speed and not POWERADE is what you wanted, you'd go to ebay, not me.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Zeus In Need of a New Home

     With the move to my new home having provided significant additional altar space and the opportunity to upgrade my statuary. With a beautiful new marble statue of Zeus on his shelf in my temple, the idol shown below which has adorned my altar since 2011 is now in need of a good home. It is a hefty piece, a replica of the statue of Zeus in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum, in a bronze/ resin. 16" in height, quite solid.

     I picked this up a few years back while visiting the Parthenon. (The full scale replica of the Parthenon found in Nashville, TN. that is).

     $75 brings this piece to your door, as long as you're in the U.S. Otherwise email me to figure out international shipping costs. Interested parties, email me using the contact link above and at left.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Book of Abrasax, The PGM and REAL Ancient Magick

     Just a few short years ago, there was no definitive work on the Magick of the PGM in print. A few authors had touched on it briefly, recognizing the limitless untapped potential of this most ancient and venerable of systems, and others incorporated bits and pieces of it into their own work, albeit with a Thelemic or Golden Dawn flavoring to suit their own worldview; but for the aspirant seeking not to "use" the odd bit or piece of the system, or who wasn't content to simply throw some of the voces magicae contained exclusively in the PGM into their own rites and actually wanted to practice THE Magick of our forefathers, not as part of another system but AS the system it was and is, there was no definitive "Go To" book. Betz' translation, while great for the academician for presenting the unaltered text as it appears, is all but unusable from a practical perspective. Flowers' "Hermetic Magic" was about the best of the bunch, and certainly provided one of the stepping stones and points of reference when I set out to build, or rather rebuild, a whole and complete system of Magick from the PGM, but beyond this volume and perhaps Seven Faces of Darkness (which in and of itself was heavily flavored to the authors LHP taste), there was nothing even resembling a practical, workable manual from which one could actually LEARN Graeco-Egyptian Magick, and the aspirant was left to fend for themselves in a noble but lofty quest to make something of the scholarly works available. For this reason, many turned from this path, electing to pursue a field more "user friendly", or for which such instructional materials abound.

     In 2012 I had the honor of releasing what was immediately touted as THE definitive work on the PGM and related Papyrii for the practicing magician, and which has remained the "go-to" guide for anyone interested in the genre of Magick to this day. Much to my surprise, The Book of Abrasax was accepted by even my critics. Hell even those who find me personally rather unsavory, lacking the social graces, sensitivities and formal group training a right and proper magician must surely have, committing frequently the sins of telling my contemporaries and fellow authors when their work just plain sucks instead of calling it innovative and groundbreaking, not being born a Brit, etc., even THEY had to admit Abrasax was a classic. But I digress...

     While I have loved the warm reception The Book of Abrasax continues to receive, and moreso the now 167 success stories I've received from its readers, those of you familiar with the work will recall that in my introduction I said that chief among my motivations was the hope that the readers would be inspired to continue building upon its framework, and my gdeepest wish was for one of those greater than I to take on the task and supersede my book, producing an even deeper treatise than anything I would be capable of.

     Today I am quite pleased to report that the latter has indeed occurred, and the business of making a practical, workable, credible and formidable system and a veritable manual of training for it has indeed been taken up by one who I look up to in the same way a student of military strategy and war might look up to Sun Tzu. While I don't presume to think he was in anyway inspired or motivated to take on this task by my work with the PGM or The Book of Abrasax, (or for that matter even aware of its existence). And NO, I'm not a fucking groupie, I'm just that rare bird who actually appreciates QUALITY over horseshit bound in gnome scrotum and sold for $300 a copy, the pages of which are useful only if one unfortunately runs out of toilet paper, and to any serious student or practitioner who intends to USE the material, one of this gent's old titles in user $5 paperback from Amazon is immeasurably more valuable than a specialty press' deluxe $400 "Order of Astaroths Unholy Assrabbits Edition"

     I am happy to surrender The Book of Abrasax' Crown to Stephen Skinner, who has just announced the release of Techniques of Graeco-Egyptian Magic later this month. While I have yet to read the book, I am perhaps more familiar with Stephen's books than my own, and I can say in all honesty and without a shred of doubt, 390 pages of his caliber of work on the subject of the PGM will be the best book of the year, bar none, and if it is in the aspirant's budget too by only one book, look diirectly past my Book of Abrasax and GET THIS ONE. I will be doing a full review of the book as soon as it is released to discuss it in more detail, and as always I will be dead on honest, but I can say truthfully that I fully expect this title to be a classic. 

     Disclaimer - Lest ye, oh skeptical reader, begin to think this review is less than objective, let me state emphatically that I have NO acquaintance with Stephen Skinner. I have him as a Facebook friend, along with 600 other people I don't know, but the only time I have ever spoken to him one on one was to say "I would love to review this book. I have a blog with a very large following, most of whom are highly interested in the PGM having found me and the blog after reading my own "Book of Abrasax" which is on the same subject, and I'm quite sure they'd be precisely the type you want hearing about your book", to which he replied "Sure. Let me have your address and I will send you a reviewers copy. By the way, "Frater MC", whats the MC stand for?"


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Something I Had To Share

     A few weeks back, I began taking on students for a beta program in distance learning Magick. For those of you who are long time readers of this blog or followers of my work, you'll recall that for years I had spoken of students whom I tutor offline, and the Magickal Education I offered them, yet despite the hundred of emails I received asking how one could apply, I always responded that I was not yet accepting any students who were not in my geographical area, or who could not travel for face to face instruction. The reason for this was, quite honestly, I didn't know *how* to teach in my style without having the student here present. This because my style of training is tailored specifically to the individual; I do not provide a series of written lessons that applies to all under my tutelage, because I don't know how to write an instructional lesson that fits everyone. Anyone, long story short, after much brainstorming I opened the doors to a beta group of students who would receive weekly skype meetings, one on one instruction, and be handled as if they were my only student. 

     In order to provide as much room for success as possible for each individual and to not allow the course to be thwarted by outside interference or obstacles, when I accepted someone into the program I perform a series of rites, one of which uses this statement of intent:

"...That N. be freed of all that restrains him/her, that all obstacles be removed leaving his/her path  clear of hindrances and all that could impede their studies, practice and ascension. Let all opposition, be it in the form of another, be it manifested as hardships or distractions, or be it geography, be torn asunder, so that N is free to pursue this noble and sacred art unencumbered"

     Last week, as the new students and I began our weekly Skype meetings with a Tarot reading and preliminary lesson on the fundamentals, the following was sent to me by one who has rapidly become endeared to me. Typically, when posting such reports, I would omit the sender's name and any circumstances or specifics that could identify them, however as those of you on my Facebook page or her own are aware, she's been very vocal and more than willing to be known. 

     THIS, this right here, is why I do what I do, and why I love the art of magick for taking me as one of its children. 

August 7th, 2014
Dear Frater MC,
I have been sitting here, struggling to find the words to express to you the immeasurable gratitude I am feeling right now.
How do you properly thank the person who saved you from being sued into oblivion?
How do you properly thank the person who saved you from legal extortion?
Call me a cynic, but the sad truth is if you do not have the money, if you do not have the political connections, or have a fierce, competent attorney at your disposal, you are screwed.
What about the Truth? Please.
What about Justice? Don’t make me laugh.
Money is what determines the outcome of a trial. He with the bigger war chest wins. It’s not fair. It sucks. BUT we’re not left without hope, are we, my brother? There are magicians who can turn any hopeless situation around. Talk about alchemy!!!!!
YOU are one of these rare, blessed souls, MC.
On July 18th, you announced on your blog that you were looking for six new students to mentor. I decided to apply and I was completely open, honest and upfront about myself and all my fucked up baggage, including a frivolous lawsuit I’m currently involved in. Why?  I wanted you to know exactly what you were getting into. I like to tell it and like it told to me straight, with no fucking chaser. I also told you I was heading to court. I applied and on July 23rd, I was shocked to learn that you had a slot for me. I was FLOORED. I cried like a baby. I was so grateful.
Please note that this was July 23rd, 2014.
Like I stated above, I was being pressured to sign a settlement agreement that was unfair to me and only benefited the man suing me. My former attorney even asked and was granted a motion to relieve himself as my counsel. I was headed to trial in just a few short weeks with NO attorney. In other words, I was fucked. Sure, I could go Pro Se. But the adage “He who represents himself has a fool for a client” is true. I was up against the wall but I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees. Shit, if I was going down, I wasn’t going down without a fight. I was going down SWINGING!!!!
On July 25th, 2014, just two days after you informed me I was going to be one of your students, I received a letter from my former attorney. He informed me that the man who had steadfastly refused to dismiss this lawsuit, decided to DISMISS IT ENTIRELY!!!!!  
Then today, August 7, 2014, I see the “Notice of Voluntary Dismissal” on the civil case database. This makes it OFFICIAL.
Words fail me as I struggle to find the words to properly thank you, MC. This horrific ordeal almost cost me my son when he was hospitalized for a suicidal depression. This ordeal almost broke up my marriage. My son has left the country and no longer even speaks to any of us.
BUT he is still alive.
My marriage is still together.
And now, with this lawsuit dismissed, we can all, FINALLY, try to move the hell on.
Now, if the evil bastard ever tried to re-file, you think I’m calling an attorney?
Please, be serious.
I’m calling YOU, MC!!!!!!
May your beloved gods, goddesses, and especially your Mother Isis, continue to bless, prosper, and protect you and yours.
Gratefully and Respectfully, EB