Tag Archives: western esoteric tradition

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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Pens for Talismanic drawing?

I’ve been using Pilot V5s (like these: Pilot Precise V5 Stick Rolling Ball Pens) because Poke Runyon recommended them, now I see these ultra-fine pens (Sakura 50075 16-Piece Pigma Micron 05 Assorted Colors) that look even better for “close” work. … 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 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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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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