The information below all comes from descriptions of Kelly’s books on amazon.com and lulu.com where they can be purchased.
Michael Kelly is the author of several books of Draconian Magic and has nearly thirty years of practical magical experience. He is a past Magister of the Temple of Set and a current Master of the Rune Gild. He founded The Apophis Club for the study of Draconian Magic.
A practical handbook of Draconian Left-Hand Path Initiation. The Primordial Serpent lurks in the deepest, darkest roots of human consciousness. Each of its seven heads embodies a power which may be awakened within the psyche.
Apophis outlines the transformative process whereby the human Initiate becomes something much more than human. It provides the weapons necessary to win the war of consciousness against conformity. It openly teaches the means of immortalising the Self.
Videos of Michael Kelly performing some of the ritual postures discussed in Apophis (click on the titles to go to YouTube):
The Pharaoh Posture — The Pharaoh posture, also known as the God posture, a basic yoga position of Western occultism. Its symbolism and significance demonstrated and explained.
The Stance of Set Fighting — The second of the five basic recommended postures in the book ‘Apophis’ by Michael Kelly. This highly offensive / defensive posture is entitled The Stance of Set Fighting, and aligns the consciousness with that of the Egyptian War God and breaker of boundaries, Set.
The Sign of Typhon and Apophis — A demonstration of the posture of Typhon and Apophis, as described in Michael Kelly’s book ‘Apophis’, shown here by the author.
Dragon Posture — The Dragon posture, used for raising Draconian energy, as described in the book ‘Apophis’ by Michael Kelly and demonstrated here by the author.
The Serpent Posture — Michael Kelly demonstrates the Serpent posture from his book ‘Apophis’.
Opening and Closing the Gate — Draconian gestures and posture work to open and close the gate to the Void.
Aegishjalmur ~ The Book of Dragon Runes
Aegishjalmur takes the curriculum of Draconian magic — powered by the Dragon energies that lie in the deepest parts of the human psyche — and applies it within the context of the runic tradition of Northern Europe.
The myth of Sigurd and the Dragon Fafnir is used as a heroic role model fro the Initiation of the reader, who is guided on a journey of discovery which unlocks the hidden dimensions and timeless states of being.
The student is empowered by the polarised energies of the three great Dragons of the North: Fafnir, the guardian of the riches; Jormungandr, the Midgard Serpent who established the boundaries of the world; Nidhogg, the primal Dragon of Chaos, who transcends life and death.
Dragonscales is a collection of essays and articles which supplement the Initiatory curricula presented in Apophis and Aegishjalmur. The articles may be read alone or together with the other two books in the series.
These essays explore some of the Draconian themes in greater depth than was possible within the scope of the basic curriculum, providing new avenues and techniques for students to explore. In particular, this book’s contents shed much more light upon the higher ‘Heads’ in the Draconian initiatory curriculum, providing much food for thought for the more advanced student.
With expanded lore, practice and philosophy across a broad scope of subjects, this book will prove invaluable to all who Seek After the Draconian Mysteries.
Draconian Consciousness ~ The Book of Divine Madness
Draconian Consciousness is the fourth book in Michael Kelly’s Draconian series, and is intended for advanced students.
This is pre-eminently a book of ‘doing’, a practical manual of Work to be performed by the Initiate. It is a challenging and demanding curriculum which gives no quarter and pitilessly turns many cherished ideas and notions on their heads.
This book was penned from the heart of the Void.It is deliberately full of the contradictions and about-faces that characterise the Abyss where time and space no longer exist. Where most occult books fail to deliver, there is REAL power here, use it at your own risk.
The time has come for Apep, the Ancient Dragon, to swallow the Sun. Let the consciousness of the Dragon permeate your mind. You will never be the same again. NOTHING will ever be the same again.
Words of Power
Words of Power is the fifth in Michael Kelly’s series of Draconian titles. Its purpose is to reveal the Mysteries of the spoken and written word, and how the precise use of words is essential to magic.
The book is divided into three sections:
In the first section, historical traditions of magic are studied with specific reference to the ways in which they use Words and Names of power. The Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri; Qabalism; the grimoire traditions; runes; ogham; Enochian; Satanism: all are examined closely and their techniques dissected. This demonstrates how the entirety of magical practice is founded upon words and their correct use.
In the second section attention is turned to the use of our own contemporary language as a tool to influence and persuade others, utilising the skills of Lesser Magic. The secrets of persuasion are laid bare, with a full discussion of how to choose the right words to convey precise meanings and emotions which will persuade others to do what you want, whether you are talking to an individual, addressing a crowd, or using the written word.
The third section looks at the Draconian characters created and used by The Apophis Club, demonstrating a method of drawing forth your own personal sound keys by accessing the qualities associated with various letters in your own subconscious. These words and letters are then explored further through three levels of numerological analysis.
The reader of this book can expect to come away with not only increaed knowledge of the power of applied language, but the skills and techniques to choose the right words to create the changes he or she most desires. For magic is the fulfilment of desires, and this book will show you how to fulfil yours.
The Grimoire of the Sevenfold Serpent
The Grimoire of the Sevenfold Serpent is a small handbook of purely practical, result-oriented magic based upon the Seven Heads of the primordial Dragon and the teachings of The Apophis Club.
In this handy booklet, the sorcerer will find techniques for evoking the essence of each of the Seven Heads and applying their powers to achieve worldly success. There are also instructions for invoking your personal Daemon, an important consideration in boosting the power of your magic.
Here you will find a useful shortcut to harness powerful energies for those who are new on the Path, and who wish a foretaste of the unearthly consciousness which is their Draconian heritage.
Gods and Monsters
Gods and Monsters is a collection of five profound and challenging writings by some of the foremost members of The Apophis Club. These essays seek to address the nature and essence of entities such as Gods, Dæmons and Spirits:
Vampyric Alchemy by Steve Dee and Lucien von Wolfe. This study examines the archetypes of the Lycanthrope and the Vampyre.
At The Left Hand of the Goddess by Matt Anon and Durga Mahavidya. An in-depth study of Indian Tantric practice (the original Left-Hand Path).
The Dragon in Antiquity by Joyful Hydra. A detailed study of the initiatory importance of the Dragon in the roots of mythic traditions.
Haunters of the Dark by Michael Kelly. A study of ghosts, hauntings and the spirits of the dead.
Remanifestations in Rheged by Jez Green. A personal account which demonstrates how Initiates can go about connecting with the mythology of the landscape that surrounds them.