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Opus of the Parametamagus: an Antero Alli Wonderwork

I took a lot of notes during my first viewing of Antero Alli‘s “To Dream of Falling Upwards.” They mentioned the dreamlike opening, in which a woman walks a labyrinth, sits in the middle, is visited by a hummingbird, then … Continue reading

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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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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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Notice of Paganism 101

Review copyright 2014() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I see that Paganism 101: An Introduction to Paganism by 101 Pagans just went up on Amazon. Apparently, this book is going to do rather well. There are sections for a variety … Continue reading

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Review of Stones of the Seven Rays

I reviewed Stones of the Seven Rays: The Science of the Seven Facets of the Soul on Spiral Nature! Also recently bought: the deeply annotated edition of the Timaeus: Plato’s Cosmology: The Timaeus of Plato. I expect to get a … 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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Sigils, History, etc.

In my exploration of magic, I did some things backwards. Actually, by some standards I’m doing the whole thing from the middle to the beginning and back out again. Chaos Magic, and in particular, the modern method of “sigil” magic, … 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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