Monday, May 19, 2014

Nephilim Press Presents: The Book of Smokeless Fire

The Book of Smokeless Fire

By S. Ben Qayin

"The work that is being presented in “The Book of Smokeless Fire” is based on a very little known and overlooked Solomonic text simply known as “Miscelaneo de Salomon”, which amazingly mirrors that of Lovecraft’s, “Necronomicon” both in content and history. It is an ancient and forbidden Arabian manuscript, that seems was later evolved into the Greek “Goetia” and gives the earliest known account of King Solomon and his binding of the seventy-two sinister Djinn he sealed away in the infamous brass container.
In “The Book of Smokeless Fire”, the ancient manuscript has now been reworked into a completely new system, utilizing revolutionary evocation technology, to again call upon the ancient and destructive Djinn, whose names have been concealed for centuries…"
Author S. Ben Qayin has outdone himself with this stunning interpretation and cohesive reworking of a long lost magickal discipline. The Book of Smokeless Fire is over 190 pages of pure magickal knowledge laid out in an easy to read format that really flows. With no fluff, filler, and no nonsense, Qayin manages to take what some have dabbled in and written about in the past and open it up into a fully workable system of magick.


  1. Why are the Djinn described as sinister? Rufus Opus describes them as being nuetral daemons in his Modern Grimoire.
    What is your take on this?

  2. The classification of the 72 Djinn in this work as evil or sinister was done by the original author, not the man who wrote this book. The manuscript on which this book is based is the same one Nineveh Shadrach translated in The Book of Deadly Names, and the manuscript goes to great lengths to explain that the Djinn named within are among the most evil known. Whether this is true or a classification colored by the original author's Islamic faith, I don't know.

  3. Have you had a chance to read this text Mike? I received my copy a day or so ago and aside for the interesting sigil, circles and triangle designs the book itself seems like new age hokum laced with LHP terminology. The evocation ritual itself seems so....made up. I can't take this book seriously. If you've read it, what's your take on it?

  4. Actually I haven't. I am a fan of the manuscript this came from, and as evidenced by my release of the Book of Abrasax I am quite find of reconstructing antiquated systems of Magick used by our predecessors, however I have yet to open this one, so I can't speak to his handling of the system. I LOVE the manuscript, and what Nineveh did with it. Once I've actually read this one I'll update the post with some comments or a review