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Serpent of Wisdom
Serpent of Wisdom
And Other Essays on Western Occultism

By: Donald Tyson
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738736181
English  |  312 pages | 5 x 8 x 1 IN
Pub Date: July 2013
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New Perspectives on Ancient Magic 

Reconciling magic with rational thought, well-known occult scholar Donald Tyson presents an exciting collection of essays that offer fresh insights into a wide variety of important topics in the Western esoteric tradition. Along with practical instructions on the correct casting of the magic circle and the uses of familiars, Tyson includes a new system of coin divination and a complete history of the esoteric ordering of the Tarot trumps. Here you will learn the hidden roots of magic—what it is, and how it works on the deepest levels of reality.

 • What esoteric energy is and how to use it
 • The arcane meaning of the serpent of wisdom
 • The making and use of a book of spirits
 • The essential nature of spiritual beings
 • How we perceive and interact with spirits
 • The truth about spirit possession and why you should not fear it
 • The reality of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and demons
 • A revolutionary manifesto of spirits’ rights

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Date: 2013-07-22
Throughout history, Western magic has been viewed with extreme ambivalence: at the same time accepted and dismissed, even by those who practiced it. Why is this? Could it have something to do with the very essence of magic itself? Donald Tyson, occultist and author of Serpent of Wisdom, explains why his new book thoroughly illuminates magic, its history, and its practice.

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