The Sacred Book of Death- De Laurence (1906)
The Sacred Book of Death and Hindu Spiritism, Soul Transition and Soul Reincarnation; Exclusive Instruction for the personal use of Prof. De Laurence's Chelas (Disciples) in Hindu Spiritism, Soul Transition, Reincarnation, Clairvoyance and Occultism- L. W. de Laurence (full name Lauron William de Laurence) (1905)
Spectacularly rare book by the legendary occult raconteur and entrepreneur L. W. de Laurence (full name Lauron William de Laurence).
The book is sturdy with a tight binding. The cover is soiled in places but displays nicely. One page is loose but included and features a curse which would befall anyone who should steal this book:
"...being a rare and valuable Volume of Ancient Hindu Wisdom and Celestial Fire, written and arranged in the Hindu manner of Self-Instruction and, in consequence of this, every person is warned and most earnestly cautioned never to steal the same nor dis tort nor tamper with the Teachings or Formulas given therein, for if you steal this Volume or, by intention cause Perversion of the Formulas, Sacred Hindu Names or Seals contained therein you will attract an Evil Spirit and other Powerful influences which will most surely do you injury and cause you to regret your damnable actions to the day of your death.
Should you be so foolish or rash as to steal this Sacred Volume, which is the private property of thy neighbor, before you have read and received this Mandamus, return d unto him at once and no harm will befall you, but if thee dares to disobey this warning "woe be unto thee" for the Great System and Order of "Hindu Adepts and Master Lamas of India and China" have their Astral and Occult Guards who can witness your every action, see and know every thought that goes through your brain, and they will not hesitate, for they know too well, how to avenge thefts or tamperings with their Occult teachings, so beware and obey this Mandamus, otherwise you will never know peace, fortune or contentment afterwards."