Does magick really work? Is it dangerous? Where does the power come from? Can I learn to perform magick myself?
Get answers to all of your questions about the fascinating world of occult magick and Hermeticism with this practical, easy-to-read guide.
Shawn Martin Scanlon has been studying, practicing, and teaching magick for more than twenty-two years. Presented here is the theory and practice of magick in a straightforward manner, including detailed instructions on how to perform your own rituals. Understand the essential principles of occult magick with formulas drawn from the best sources available including Plato, John Dee, Israel Regardie, and Aleister Crowley. This invaluable reference includes easy meditations, illustrated rituals, and concise explanations of complicated magickal concepts.
Understand the Hermetic language
Acquire self-confidence and magnetism
Increase your psychic and astral senses and abilities
Perform sex magick
Create rituals for wealth, health, love, creativity, or any other purpose
Learn how to prepare your temple
Safely work with angels or demons
Maximize the full potential of your mind and body
By traveling your own unique magickal path, you will learn to access true power and gain a deeper sense of purpose and satisfaction in all that you do.
The term "black magick" fascinates as no other, and yet the term itself is so mysterious and vague that it's not always easy to find two magicians who can agree precisely on its meaning. Is black magick that of revenge, theft, cruelty, or other malicious acts? Or is a magick that explores the darker sides of our psyches? Shawn Martin Scanlon, author of Everything You Want To Know About Magick (But Were Afraid To Ask), discusses why we needn't focus so much on the multiple definitions of "black magick"—or even worry about incorporating it into our own magickal practices.
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article