Every few years or so, I get the yen to read the Voudon Gnostic Workbook cover to cover. I have done it three times already and last week I put it in the bathroom and started my fourth read.
Why do I do this?
Well, I mean obviously there are legitimate and useful mysteries there to be gleamed. It you take it slow and make a few notes, it is not as difficult a tome as some people make it out to be. It does have internal consistency. There is another reason though.
There are parts that make me laugh uncontrollably.
On page 46 for instance there is the multi-part questionaire and essay assignments for those that want to join La Societe Secrete Des Zobops. It is rather extensive and reads like a really fucked up college admissions application.
You get to answer questions like
“Is this call to become a were-tarantula unmistakable?”
“What do I imagine to be the philosophy of sexual energy taught by were tarantulas?”
“Perhaps you would like to add certain insights from the paper on angelic and kliphotic languages ?”
Keep in mind this is just page 45 and 46. The book is 619 pages of fun fun fun reading. The thing is though, there is a lot of mojo there if you understand it (reading the M7R lessons helps) and like much of Kenneth Grants work, it hits you in parts of the mind that don’t normally get fed. Still, though, that does not stop me from giggling through the whole thing.