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Review of Peter Stockinger’s STARS AND STONES: An Astro-Magical Lapidary

I didn’t realize, until I got the book in my hands, that this does a lot more for Hermetic astro-mages than just add to the lore of what stones and metals to use for talismans … Continue reading

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How About an Illustrated Hardcover Picatrix?

Review copyright 2015() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved You can still get the the paperback Picatrix on Amazon, but there is now a hardcover edition of the same thing with a wealth of small (6.5cm x 6.5cm), monochrome talismanic pictures by … Continue reading

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Hamlet’s Mill FINALLY in print again!

(P)review copyright 2015() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I had been pestering Godine about the re-release of this book for…I won’t say how long (but I’ll show you the video if you want). You see, I have a very peculiar … Continue reading

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New review: The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets

My review of Claude Lecouteux’s The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets: Tradition and Craft is up on Spiral Nature. “[T]he Faustian current which arose in early modern magick didn’t just appear without help. Apparently, it is as possible to … Continue reading

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Review of The Theban Oracle

My review of The Theban Oracle is up on SpiralNature! I tracked down the first printed mention of the Theban alphabet for your viewing pleasure. This is p. 597 of the 1613 Zetzner edition of Polygraphia by Trithemius and von … Continue reading

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Review of A Little World Made Cunningly

Review copyright 2014() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I have studied just enough Gnosticism, early Church history, and Mathematics1 to have a keen appreciation of what Scott D. Finch is doing in A Little World Made Cunningly. This is a … Continue reading

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Review of The Witches’ Almanac #33 is up…

…on Spiral Nature! Yes, I have joined Psyche’s review team. I will still be doing reviews and other posts here, but I’m thrilled with the new venue as well.

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