In times passed, some would have killed or have been killed for this kind of knowledge. Two rare occult books are reviewed in this lesson (the Azoetia and the Viridarium Umbris), and methods and magical practices are also covered. As the snake sheds its skin, and the moon sheds its shadow, so to shall you shed your shadow. This is a symbol of throwing off the past and moving forward, or throwing off death to assert power over life. Take hold of my teachings, and gain understanding free from selfish intentions which cast veils over teachings of this nature. Don't limit others by limiting yourself and what you can do for them. Let the light be cast before you. One additional note, to clarify a spell within this text, the object placed within the bottle mentioned is a paper with your intention written upon it and tied by a black string.