If you didn’t know what New Avatar Power is, it’s a modern talismanic grimoire written by Frater Malak, which has a passionate cult following behind it. Especially these days, due to its’ accessibility and quick results. I myself am quite fond of this grimoire and has used it extensively, I’ve achieved a lot of things compared to other grimoires.
What’s my beef?
If I’m such a fanboy of this grimoire, what is my beef?
I find the way NAP was marketed and how it is written, it sugarcoats how dangerous magick can be. It was marketed as a beginners grimoire, maybe due to the New Age boom era it was released on. There is a lot of hokey 70’s style case studies written in it but most of it was fake and was included as a market tool.
It feels like it was released by people who don’t know how magick is supposed to work, for people who don’t actually practice magick. The grimoire should’ve come with a disclaimer because improper use of it can really damage a practitioner. Luckily, I’ve been a seasoned practitioner already and didn’t have to deal growing pains or misadventures.
I’m always wary of a book about practical magick that doesn’t hand out the basics or even mentions it. No magick circle, no protection, not even a blurb about raising spiritual authority. Also, Elubatel is an entity advertised for “success” in the book. It is utilized as a general duct tape solution towards achieving success. In-depth research of Elubatel suggests that his office deals with more than that. As well, with actual case studies from real practitioners, it provides “success” in a more thorough manner. If you also look at the other entities in this book, you’d be surprised at what office they actually govern. Why were they classified in the book as such?
Overall, NAP is not as beginner friendly as it advertises.