Author: Kraig, Donald Michael Publisher: Llewellyn Publications Year Published: 1988 Rating: With Modern Magick, Kraig has put together a great introduction to ceremonial magick that combines equal amounts of theory with practical exercises to help aspiring magicians start practicing. … [Read more...]
Magic & Mysticism Book Reviews
Below you will find our recent magic & mysticism book reviews including books on Elizabethan occult philosophy and the modern magickal movements of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley.
Author: Yates, Frances Amelia Publisher: Routledge Year Published: 2001 Rating: For anyone interested in occult philosophy, the books by Dame Yates are absolutely essential - and The Occult Philosophy of the Elizabethan Age is no exception. First published in 1979, Yates covers a broad range of topics and key thinkers to show how fundamental occult thinking was during … [Read more...]
Author: Jason Augustus Newcomb Publisher: Weiser Books Year Published: 2002 Rating: If you've read anything by Aleister Crowley, you'll know that he puts quite a bit of emphasis on the Knowledge and Conversation of your Holy Guardian Angel, or in other words, your higher spiritual being that will guide you through your magickal journey. The grimoire, Sacred Magic of … [Read more...]
Rating: Author: Lon Milo DuQuette Publisher: Weiser Books Year Published: 1999 Lon Milo Duquette writes a quirky autobiography of his life as a practicing magician. Starting with childhood, Duquette catalogs his disillusionment with Christianity early in life, though his dabblings in eastern traditions during the hippie movement, and finally into life as a modern … [Read more...]
Rating: Author: Walker, D.P. Publisher: Pennsylvania State Univ Press Year Published: 2000 Walker paints a clear portrait of the magical philosophies that grew up with Renaissance thought. Starting with Marsilio Ficino philosophy of astronomical spirits and magic through Orphic hymns, he first gives an overview of Ficino's beliefs, then summarizes Ficino's pro-magic … [Read more...]