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So I did a search and didn't find anything specific about this author. But I saw his book Cauldron of the Gods at a local book store. I searched him on amazon and he has good reviews but few reviews. So I was wondering if anyone here has read Jan Fries and what they thought of his books.

This is a link to his book Cauldron of the Gods on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Cauldron-Gods-manual-Celtic-magick/dp/186992861X/ref=la_B0034NCI4Q_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1385605746&sr=1-5

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I have not, RF, but your post got me looking at some of his books and information.  Preliminarily, I find his approach a bit dis-jointed, but his approach to magic seems to be very engaging.  I'll be on the look-out for one of his books, just to see if my first impressions were correct. 

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I was browsing and came across this book by Jan Fries...called Nightshades: a Tourist Guide to the Nightside, unfortunately only available at amazon in hardcover.  I was also wondering if any of you had read material by this author.  The review at the bottom touches on the use of Qliphoth although there is nothing in the book description to hint at that.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Nightshades-Tourist-Nightside-Jan-Fries/dp/1906958459/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1Z9KP7209A3VTW452WJQ

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I was browsing and came across this book by Jan Fries...called Nightshades: a Tourist Guide to the Nightside, unfortunately only available at amazon in hardcover.  I was also wondering if any of you had read material by this author.  The review at the bottom touches on the use of Qliphoth although there is nothing in the book description to hint at that.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Nightshades-Tourist-Nightside-Jan-Fries/dp/1906958459/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1Z9KP7209A3VTW452WJQ

 

Hmmm.... any possibility it's been reviewed elsewhere like good reads? 

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I found this review on it...not sure if it's helpful enough- but it does say a bunch of the book is artwork

http://www.horusmaat.com/silverstar2/SILVERSTAR4-PG49.html

 

NIGHTSHADES: A TOURIST GUIDE TO THE NIGHTSIDE

Jan Fries, Mandrake of Oxford, 2012

Jan Fries has published and illustrated a number of excellent books, ranging from Shamanism to Norse and Celtic myth and magic and Tantra. He is notable for his excellent research, and for many German sources which give other perspectives. His current volume is an exploration of the shells of the Qlipoth, the dark side of the Tree of Life, as seen in Crowley's Liber 231 and expanded in Kenneth Grant's Nightside of Eden and Linda Falario's Tarot of the Qlipoth. In general exploration of these realms is rightly regarded as a bad idea for amateurs, kind of like sleeping with Cthulhu, and I have seen a few folks have blow-outs. However, in the hands of an expert, this is a very interesting  work; about two-thirds is art.

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