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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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Review of _The Best of the Equinox III: Sex Magick_

Review copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved Maestro Lon Milo DuQuette has again made selections of articles from Crowley’s Equinox, with a fascinating Introduction. The previous two, Enochian Magick and Dramatic Ritual, have previously been examined here. The selection … Continue reading

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I Dream of Tarot: Three Reviews

Review copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved It seems there are always more turns, climbs, and switchbacks on the initiatory path. I’ve recently read and enjoyed two books on Tarot. One was brought up in an old podcast on … Continue reading

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Review of The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians

Review copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians aims to be a follow-on to Lon Milo DuQuette’s The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford, serving as a first workbook. It covers the Sephiroth, and … Continue reading

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