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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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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 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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Best-Loved Books

Review copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved While I’m waiting to finish something else from my to-be-reviewed pile, I thought I would emulate Polyphanes and write about the contents of my “well-thumbed pile,” my books of frequent resort. Actually, … Continue reading

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Review of The Witches’ Almanac #32 (Spring 2013 – Spring 2014)

Review Copyright 2012 Freeman Presson, all rights reserved Firstly, I would like to thank Andrew Theitic and the rest of the Almanac staff for allowing me such extensive input into the content of the upcoming year’s The Witches’ Almanac. They … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing of Fortune: The Winged Bull (plus …)

“I don’t read fiction1,” I am often caught saying, but it does have an “unless” clause. In this case, it was “unless I feel overloaded with study and just want to be led down a primrose path for a bit.” … Continue reading

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