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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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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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Astrobabble, bad and good

copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved My favorite piece of egregious astrobabble, of course, is from Hair: When the moon is in the Seventh House, And Jupiter aligns with Mars; Then peace will guide the planets, And love will … 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 Dramatic Ritual (Best of the Equinox, Volume II)

“… it is no secret that the falling away of all nations from religion… is due to the fact that the fire no longer burns in the sacred lamp.” — Aleister Crowley Review copyright 2013 () Freeman Presson, all rights … Continue reading

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