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ISBN-13: 978-0557044290 ISBN-10: 0557044294

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (January 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557044294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557044290
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,155,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author of over twelve books, Luciferian Philosophy and Magick practitioner, researcher, artist and musician Michael W. Ford is the author of numerous left hand path books including DRAGON OF THE TWO FLAMES - Demonic Magick and the Gods of Canaan, MASKIM HUL - Babylonian Magick, LUCIFERIAN WITCHCRAFT, THE BIBLE OF THE ADVERSARY, LIBER HVHI - MAGICK OF THE ADVERSARY, GATES OF DOZAK - BOOK OF THE WORM, SATANIC MAGICK - A PARADIGM OF THERION, FIRST BOOK OF LUCIFERIAN TAROT, BEGINNING LUCIFERIAN MAGICK, BOOK OF THE WITCH MOON, ADAMU, MAGICK OF THE ANCIENT GODS - Chthonic Paganism and the Left Hand Path, RITES OF THE ANTICHRIST - Art of the Adversary, AKHKHARU - Vampyre Magick with many more articles and out of print titles.


MICHAEL W. FORD has been a practicing Luciferian and Satanist/Sethanist for over 16 years. Mr. Ford's path has led him through an initiatory system which has both inspired and changed the life for many individuals. Originally focused on obscure, "hit and run" left hand path booklets Ford's approach to magick was from a luciferian point of view. Soon after, the demand for his works sky rocketed and Luciferian Witchcraft was published. Soon after, the obscure and hard to get published "Book of the Witch Moon" was published in a final edited edition to numerous acclaim. With the further development of THE ORDER OF PHOSPHORUS, Ford understood his role was changing and he would have to adapt from solitary practitioner to someone who could explain a growing ideology which is totally separate from Judeo-Christian and modern ceremonial magick structures. The Bible of the Adversary drew together the trans-cultural perspective of the various aspects of the luciferian spirit, utilizing various workings which would allow the adept to enter the depths of darkness and ascend with the wisdom gained via the experience.

A Luciferian, Yatukih magickian, Michael has work in the areas of Luciferian Witchcraft, Left Hand Path magick, Yatuk-Dinoih or ancient Persian sorcery, Typhonian Magick, Hellenic - Near Eastern (Chaldean/Babylonian) Magick, Chaos Sorcery, Nocturnal Spiritual Vampyrism and more. Ford has also founded the Black Order of the Dragon and The Order of Phosphorus, currently presiding as Magus over both orders. Mr. Ford lives currently in Texas. Michael has over 16 years experience with the luciferian ideology, philosophy, demonology, mythology as a working system of inner faith.. Appearing in several paranormal magazines and features, Mr. Ford continues to expand the thought and concepts around left hand path magick and theory and application of workings to improve and impact the life of those who seek the Adversarial path.


Michael W. Ford lists Charles Pace as one of his primary sources of inspiration, he is writing an Egyptian-Sethanic ritual book and basic biography of Pace and his works currently. In addition, Ford mentions Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant, Anton Szandor Lavey, Nietzsche and Aleister Crowley as basic "teachers" and adds there are many others.


Michael continues his spiritual workings, development of luciferianism and has a deep interest in the authenticity of ritual practice from the ancient near east with Canaanite, Egyptian, Persian, Babylonian, Assyrian and Sumerian with a foundation of Hellenic-Greek gods.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Swartt Sixclaw on October 17, 2009
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I don't always agree with Michael Ford, one of the things that bothers me is he does not believe in Lucifer as a literal being, but then again traditional orthodox Luciferians are hard to come by these days. This is one of his better books. It does not try hard to shock you with blood rituals and seemingly cruel animal rites, like the toad ritual in his Luciferian Witchcraft book. It is a book that features beginer rituals, but most of it is his philosophy on Luciferianism. I said his philosophy meaning not all Luciferians share his view. It has the holidays, demons and fallen angels you can work with. Over all It is a good book to start with as oposed to his other works.
It is a refreshing aproach to The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey and a good edition to any Occult library.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By K. Collins on January 13, 2009
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I recently purchased this Bible and was pleased with Michael W.Fords style of writing. Once I started reading this book I could not put it down. His detailed writings on the GODS especially Lilith was the BEST I have found in years. Very happy with this purchase! I highly recommend this Bible to the Adept and Beginner. Great work!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Leo V. Lane on July 2, 2009
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There is little doubt that for better or worse Mr. Ford is filling a void in the much neglected world of Satanism/Luciferianism. He is what is happening now. This particular book and it's companion "Beginning Luciferian Magick" are primers in his unique approach.
While there are nay sayers in the Satanic community, my response is that at least he's out there keeping things fresh. And he is.
He is a little over the top for me and he is in desperate need of an editor. However he is (as this and his other works demonstrate) a very well thought out and bright young man bringing much to the table. I for one salute him and wish him well. Oh and yeah, aside from some editorial problems, I endorse this book.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Azazel on September 21, 2009
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Few books or grimoires have been written about "the dark side." However, as a Spiritual Satanist, I find his title "Bible of the Adversary" to be a bit much. For one thing, he is a chaos magician, who believes that we are our one and only God. I know and believe in the entity known as Satan--and I know Him as a real being, not a concept or a way to ascend to a higher plane. One can indeed ascend with Satan, but it is a partnership. I do not believe humans can elevate themselves very far without going through the Source, who is Satan in my case. I like the hymns in the back of this book, and Mr. Ford has done much research esp. with regards to demons in different cultures. I wonder though, when he talks of using "toad skins"--what happens to the toad? I would find it unethical if the toad was killed just so I could practice a bit of magick. I think a better title for this book would have been "The Bible of Dark Chaos Magick." Calling it the bible of the Adversary, when he does not even acknowledge Satan as a living being, is misleading. And he speaks of Luciferians being "predatory"--I think that is unethical. One last thing--he speaks of some of the demons as "bloated, dripping [...]," etc. I don't see any reason to think of them that way--that seems like the same old saw of the Christians--that demons are ugly and monsters. I know a few demons and they are not "filthy" in any way--in fact they are gorgeous. I am glad to be able to use some of the hymns in the back of the book in my own rituals, but I sometimes have to change a few words. I'm not sure if I would buy it again, not at the prices listed here anyway.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. M. Davis on December 16, 2010
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This book is principally useful to two groups of people: beginners in left hand magick, and adepts who are looking more for inspiration than for specific material to work with. For the beginner, this book offers a good set of rituals, prayers, etc. for practice and development, far more useful than what one finds in LaVey's "Satanism for Dummies", aka, the Satanic Bible. The book largely swings between Persian sources, invoking frequently Ahriman, and Qliphotic magick on lines similar to the Qabalistic methods of the Golden Dawn. Both systems and methods are expanded in Mr. Ford's other books, particularly Liber HVHI. For a truly experienced sorcerer, an Adept of the Left Hand Path, there is useful food for thought and inspirational material, but an Adept has evolved sufficiently to be able to operate without the elaborate speeches and so forth of "grimoire Magick."

For a truly aspiring sorcerer, I'd encourage supplementing the study of this book with Libri Null and Kaos, by Peter Carroll, and even more so, NAOS and the Black Books of Satan from the Order of Nine Angles. So armed, you may be set upon the path to Adeptship, maybe even Mastery of the Earth.

Don't get me wrong: this book is GOOD. However, to offer a bible to the sorcerer is needless, as each of us finds truth in his own path, and none can give it to another. Further, one would expect a Bible to contain anything and everything one might need to explore one's chosen spiritual path, and, as evidenced above, I think this particular book is best studied in association with other materials.

In any case, Do what thou Wilt.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Joseph on June 25, 2009
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Though it's not quite as dark or in-depth as 'Luciferian Witchcraft'... this book makes for a good companion to the aforementioned tome.
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