by Lücas N.

 

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To unearth something from the chthonic depths and to resurrect its name is an audacious yet blessing task. To awaken a power shunned in such way that threatened and still threatens those with fear of changes, those who feared and fear themselves and embrace in blind euphoria their own chains, since the birth of humanity – this work is not for them.

ISFET is all and nothing, the primeval unfathomable chaos that inhabits all of its children, an everlasting menace to the created world since the birth of time. No attempt at deepening the Isfetic cult has been made so far, not even in a so-called “academic” way, neither “esoteric” nor “exoteric” attempts can be found in the history of writing. The only knowledge on the forces of Isfet accessible to the student devoted to the occult are the parchments and studies about its most known manifestations: “Set-Typhon” and “Apep”, and even these sources are poor and incomplete. Keeping this in mind, the adept can see how far the work on Liber Isfet: The Grimoire of the Mesu Betesh has gone and its undeniable relevance.

Liber Isfet: The Grimoire of the Mesu Betesh is the first and fundamental grimoire devoted to Ancient Egyptian Chaos-Worship, (or Anti-cosmic Satanism; this may be a neologism, but the cult itself is pre-historical; sects imbued with Anti-Cosmic thought go back to immemorial times) as a whole. Liber Isfet is not only attached to the Egyptian lore, but it expands its scope to the manifestations of Isfet in all times, places, circumstances, and approaches. Chaos is timelessness. All ritualistic work/practice on this book are directed to the forces of lawlessness and timelessness.

The focus of this work is not to reduce the unknown to the known/familiar, having in mind that it would only bring intellectual frustration and be a disservice to the true adept. The focus of this book is to incite and poison the minds of those who eagerly await, in ecstasy, for the liberating venom; the focus is to expand the wounds on this creation, so Isfet itself can break through, once and for all, when the time comes, just as the ancient Egyptian society recognized and feared. To achieve these goals, Liber Isfet: The Grimoire of the Mesu Betesh is divided into two parts, the “theoretical” (elucidations, researches, history, insights) and the “practical” (rituals, amulets, formulas, prayers, sigils).

The figure of Isfet appeals to not only those with an inclination toward the Egyptian pantheon; as the first deification of Chaos, Isfet is one of the most obscure gods of Chaos in human history and anyone attracted to the Anti-cosmic current will find an affinity in this primordial force.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Isfet and the prrimitive Egyptian cosmology

The Ogdoad

On the principles of gender and sexuality

Myths, The bridge between the divine and mundane realms

The power inherent in images and words

Isfet - Lawlesness

Lawlessness – Transgression and Crime – Metaphysical outlaws

Mesu Betesh and the Ordeal

On the role of dreams

About Initiation

Set-Typhon

Apep

Children of Apep: Fiends of the Underworld - Sigils of the Mesu Betesh

On the Temple and ritualistic apparatus

Prayers

Ritual works

Epilogue


Liber Isfet

The two different versions of Liber Isfet

 

 

 

You can find an excerpt of the book at this location.

Liber Isfet: The Grimoire of the Mesu Betesh has been beautifully illustrated by the talented Serpent Soul Arts, with 7 full-page illustrations depicting key elements of the book. This grimoire will be presented in two editions:

Hekau Edition: This deluxe hardcover edition will be limited to 72 hand-numbered copies, handbound in dry blood-red French Morocco and with the Sigil of Isfet embossed in the front. All the spines are hand-sewn and the leather has been prepared in an artisanal way. The paper comes in a wonderful cream tone that offers a nice contrast to the numerous (over 200) illustrations and diagrams.
Specifications: Octavo size (148 x 210 mm.), 115 g. voluminous two side-coated paper with 120 g. black end-papers. 150 pages. A digital version of the book is included in the price as well.
110€ + shipping.

Typhonian Edition: Limited to 300 copies, this hardcover edition is bound in dark red Italian cloth, with the Sigil of Isfet embossed in the front. The spines are hand-sewn, and as it's the case with the Hekau Edition, we will be using a cream colored paper and black end-papers.
Specifications: Octavo size (148 x 210 mm.), 90 g. voluminous two side-coated paper with 120 g. black end-papers. 150 pages.
35€ + shipping.

 

Liber Isfet: The Grimoire of the Mesu Betesh will be Lücas N.'s first published work. In his own words: “I can remember being bewitched by the ways of the unspeakable since I became aware of my own existence - the conscious undifferentiation. Thenceforth Isfet has spoken to me. My formal works with magic are but the residuum of an everlasting childish (in the sense of pure/indiscriminate) absorption of phenomena, a source of enlightenment and evidently a source of suffering as well. Along with and as important as it, the ever-present quenchless nonconformity, the seed of Isfet itself. Maybe this outset can justify my predilection towards primitive magic. If a word were needed to epitomize all my path so far, this word would be transgression, and here comes the figure of Set-Typhon, the son of Isfet.

All my magical practices were and still are directed towards lawlessness and the pulsing manifoldness of chaos, since my first workings with any pantheon or practice, be it Typhonian/Shamanic/Qliphothic/Necromantical magic or any other.

As soon as my researches on Isfet started, it became my main source to all kinds of magical workings and disregarding all idiosyncrasy inherent in any magical path (if deserved to be named as such) I’ve decided to rebuild its cult faithfully as once it was. This “rebuilding” does not imply in any abetment of “orthodox” practices (I repudiate it myself), but its main purpose is to open a less narrow gateway to immemorial atavistic currents/energies/power, a gateway that can be oddly dynamical to anyone who dares approach it.

May we all erect the temple for its inexorable return."

- Greetings! Can you please introduce yourself and your work to our readers? What was your main goal when you started working on Liber isfet, and have you accomplished it?

Greetings! I can remember being bewitched by the ways of the unspeakable since I became aware of my own existence - the conscious undifferentiation. Thenceforth Isfet has spoken to me. Since all my practices were and still are directed towards lawlessness and the pulsing manifoldness present in chaos, Liber Isfet is no different - The figure of Isfet was and still is my main source to all kinds of workings. As I’ve exposed before, the ever-present quenchless nonconformity and the cult of transgression can epitomize in a fair way the core of this work. Liber Isfet opens a less narrow gateway to immemorial atavistic currents/energies/power.

The work itself is a product of something that escapes description and stays unreachable even to this active vessel who is writing. Therefore, the “goal” was by all means reached.


- The lore behind the figure of Isfet and the Mesu Betesh in ancient Egyptian myth is not easy to find. Can you talk us about your research process for Liber Isfet?

All sources dealing with Isfet and the Mesu Betesh are incomplete, so I’ve entered in a pilgrimage which culminated in the writing of this book. The act of peregrination itself is linked and praised by any nightside/draconic cult, especially that of Isfet/Set-Typhon, having in mind that Set as the wanderer of the desert acts in opposition to stasis, so he who sets himself in motion driven by quenchless will acts like Pakerbeth i.e., in the likeness of Set.

This pilgrimage had two main zones in where the production of content was exalted: England (with researches and long discussions with bookmen) and obviously Egypt, where besides research and discussions I could in a more experiential way dive into the mysteries of Isfet (with the decoration of tombs, monuments and inscriptions that worked and still work as constant reminders of the beyond). Even thought I had the possibility to access those precious sources, the most important and explicit ones already faded into oblivion.

Notwithstanding all those hindrances, I had an advantage that was by itself enough to surpass them: The primacy of Egypt. All came from the land of Khem, therefore I could find all those things that were shattered preserved through transmission. Naturally most of them are by now distorted and therein lies the greater difficulty I’ve experienced and at the same time one of the major sources of personal growth while purifying the true lore from the punishments inflicted by time.

While the connections done with Isfet (as the primordial chaos) are clearer, those connections with the Mesu-Betesh are still highly obscured. Manifestation (opposing to Isfet/Chaos where all is undistinguished and exists only in a potential), emerges through process of refraction, therefore our created world is essentially confined to the principle of duality. An ordinary but extremely practical example is that of black and white that are only perceived being a polarized pair. With the principle of duality in mind, we are armed with enough information to observe clearer the fact that the Mesu Nebu/Mesu Betesh were distinguished (and existed in opposition one to another) since the beginning. We can find the Mesu-Betesh in the pre-historic elementals, the so-called “evil sevenfold progeny”, latter identified with the sevenfold progeny of Typhon and likewise in the sevenfold progeny of the Sumerian Tiamat.

Clearer distinctions are seen in Norse mythology with the use of the terms innangarðr (within the enclosure) and útangarð (beyond the enclosure), the latter one being clearly a resurgence of the Ancient Mesu-Betesh. More common to the western reader we have the bible’s eschatological part were we find "ho anthrõpos tes anomias" (the man of lawlessness), obviously another resurgence coming from the original Egyptian source (Mesu Betesh), and even a glimpse into the latter separation between the upper and lower Mesu Betesh (explored on Liber Isfet) concealed in the epithet “ho huios tēs apōleias” (the son of destruction).


- As one of the oldest civilizations on Earth, how and how much do you think the ancient Egyptian ideas of Chaos and Chaos-Worship influenced other civilizations that came after it? Do you see it as the original source of anti-cosmic gnosticism?

All ancient monuments of Egypt are constant reminders of how closer their civilization was to unearthly influences. This influence, exerted by countless means, was already explored through historical and sociological approaches. Authors such as Sigmund Freud with his work “Moses and Monotheism” expose very well how much the ideas coming from the land of Khem permeated the whole world.

“Source” it’s a very delicate word, anyway Egypt is indisputably the chief cornerstone of anti-cosmic Gnosticism transmission, in its purest form.


- What and who are your biggest influences both as an occult writer and practitioner?

What moves me to write and to work with magic is Isfet itself, that pulsating bit of unrestriction and chaos that lies at every soulful work. Some people have/had obviously a profound impact in my life: Linda Falorio, Isidore Ducasse, Martin Heidegger, Austin Osman Spare, Carl Jung, Kenneth Grant, Goethe, Sigmund Freud, Charles Baudelaire, Dante Alighieri, Cruz e Souza, Liev Tolstói, Georgiǐ Gǐurdžiev, Gilles Deleuze, Carlos Castaneda, to name some.


- What similarities and differences does the anti-cosmic current you work with in Liber isfet has with other anti-cosmic philosophies, such as, for example, Current 218?

I’m glad you came up with this question since it will be of great help to elucidate some aspects of this work. Firstly, I’d like to stress that Anti-Cosmic Satanism (or whatever nomenclature one may use) and Current 218, are two different things. Sects imbued with anti-cosmic thought go back to immemorial and pre-historical times, therefore it is not a product of any current, order, association or person.

Not so long ago I discovered the works of such current and its authors. Immediately I’ve seen that our work had some similarities, a similar scope in different pantheons. Probably the most visible (and easier to elaborate) part of my work that moves it away from another anti-cosmic authors or currents (at least the ones I had access to) is principally the abatement of heterodoxy as a fundamental part antinomianism and the disengagement from any association/order/group.


- I found interesting how you compare the psychological repression mechanisms described by psychoanalysts such as Freud, to the current repression of the primordial forces of chaos. You say that “the repressed content is far from being destroyed or fallen into an irreversible oblivion, it maintains its effectiveness acting in another level”. Can you elaborate?

Comparisons with the psyche are inescapable when dealing with such topics and they are recurrent in the theoretical part of Liber Isfet. Meta-psychology, psychoanalysis and psychology consist in great part of occult wisdom concealed in crippled forms, molded to fit the modern paradigm of knowledge.

About the excerpt you mentioned: it is of general consensus amidst occult students that there was a time where power was visible and all manner of magickal beings existed upon earth. Just as a habitual or momentary forgetfulness could never be taken as a destruction of the mnemonic system, the forces of chaos could never be destroyed by the surfacing of time and limits. As the example says, it would be the same as to consider simple forms of life as nonexistent due to the “evolution of species”. Just as repressed content acts in unconscious levels, the forces of chaos act in the Realm of Isfet, Universe B, the realm of the amorphous, the extra-cosmic or whatever nomenclature you may use.


- What comes next? Have you said everything there is to say on the subject, or is this an evolving matter?

An evolving matter for sure, thank you Alex for the space and cooperation with the publishing of Liber Isfet.

May we progressively and vehemently deepen the fall.

- Thank you for your time.