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True Magick
True Magick
A Beginner's Guide

By: Amber K
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738708232
English  |  360 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: October 2006
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Contents
Preface . . . xv

Acknowledgments . . . xvii

Introduction to the 15th Anniversary Edition . . . xix

1: About Magick-and You . . . 1

What Magick Is Not, 2
What Magick Is, 3
What Magick Is For, 4
Acting in Accord, 6

2: A Brief History of Magick . . . 7

Magick Everywhere, 8
Magick at the Dawn of Humankind, 8
Magick in the Fertile Crescent, 9
Life, Death, and Magick in Khemi, 10
The Magick of Old Europe, 11
Science and Magick in Greece and Rome, 12
Magick Versus the Church, 13
Magick Comes to the New World, 14
The Western Tradition Rises, 14
Wicca and Paganism: “We're Back,” 15
The Triumph of Science and Religion, 16
Science Discovers Magick, 17
Exercises Toward Mastery, 17

3: First Steps in Magick . . . 19

A Time for Magick, 19
A Space for Magick, 20
Your Magickal Journal, 22
A Purpose for Magick, 22
Your Family and Neighbors, 23
Choosing a Magickal Name, 23
Your Magickal Apparel, 25
Dedication Ritual, 28
Music, 30
Books, 30
Tools, 30
Supplies, 31
The Journey Begins, 31
Exercises Toward Mastery, 31

4: Magick and Science . . . 33

The Limits, 33
The Nature of Reality, 35
Energy Is Abundant, 39
Everything Is Connected, 41
Possibilities Are Infinite, 43
Scientists as Magicians, 45
But Does It Really Work? 46
Exercises Toward Mastery, 47

5: The Path Lies Within You . . . 51

The Middle Self, 52
The Younger Self, 53
The Higher Self, 53
The Magickal Team Within You, 54
Clearing the Path: Phase One, 55
Clearing the Path: Phase Two, 56
Clearing the Path: Phase Three, 58
Exercises Toward Mastery, 58

6: Ethics and Hazards . . . 61

Part 1: Ethical Guidelines, 61
The Wiccan Rede, 62
The Law of Return, 62
Magick Only with Permission, 62
Refusing to Charge Money, 63
Part 2: Hazards, 64
Energy Imbalance, 64
Excessive Introversion, 64
Temptation to Act Unethically, 65
Interference from Nonmaterial Entities, 65
Success in the Wrong Endeavors, 67
Persecution, 68
Exercises Toward Mastery, 69

7: The Pyramid of Magick . . . 73

A Profound Knowledge, 73
A Creative Imagination, 75
A Will of Steel, 76
A Living Faith, 76
To Keep Silent, 77
And Love Within, 78
Exercises Toward Mastery, 79

8: The Energies of Magick . . . 87

Cleansing and Balancing Your Energy Field, 91
Centering and Connecting, 91
The Power Within You, 92
Raising Power from Without, 92
Sending the Power, 93
Earthing Excess Energy, 93
Protecting Animal Companions, 94
Recharging Talismans and Wards, 95
Exercises Toward Mastery, 96

9: Magick and Your Health . . . 103

Eating Right, 103
Clean Air, 106
Regular Exercise, 106
Natural-Fiber Clothing, 107
Restful Sleep, 108
Natural Light, 109
Love, 110
A Word About Addictions, 113
Exercises Toward Mastery, 115

10: Creating the Magickal You . . . 119

Balancing the Elements in Yourself, 119
The Elemental Star, 120
Elemental Star Questions, 122
Your Elemental Star, 125
Your Priority Element for Personal Work, 126
The Sacred Marriage, 127
Connecting with Deity, 130
Exercises Toward Mastery, 135

11: The Varieties of Magick . . . 137

Styles of Magick, 137
What Kind of Magician Are You? 139
Some Magickal Traditions, 141
Shamanism, 141
Wicca, 142
Norse Magick, 143
Huna, 144
Alchemy, 145
Brujaría, 146
Qabala, 147
Voudun, 149
Western Ceremonial Magick, 150
Other Magickal Traditions, 151
Connecting with the Magick of an Era or Culture, 152
Exercises Toward Mastery, 153

12: Nature Magick . . . 157

Hunting Magick, 158
Herb and Garden Magick, 158
Divination with Nature, 160
Sun, Moon, and Stars, 161
Water Magick, 163
Tree Magick, 163
Animal Allies, 165
Earth and Stone Magick, 166
Weatherworking, 168
Exercises Toward Mastery, 169

13: Intrinsic and Inner Magick . . . 173

The Tools of Intrinsic Magick, 174
Inner Magick, 177
Memory, 178
Visualization, 178
Imagination, 179
Othersight, 179
Energy from Emotions, 180
Direct Mental Manipulation of Energy, 181
Visualization Plus Energy, 182
Inner Ceremonial Magick, 182
Magick with Virtual Tools, 183
Allegorical Inner Magick, 184
Symbolic Inner Magick, 185
One Goal, Five Inner Methods, 186
Direct Manipulation, 186
Visualization, 187
Ceremonial, 187
Allegorical, 187
Symbolic, 188
Intrinsic Magick, Pluses and Minuses, 188
Exercises Toward Mastery, 189

14: Getting Ready for Ritual . . . 193

Knowing Your Purpose, 193
Your Ritual Tools, 195
Your Altar, 199
The Timing of Ritual, 201
Understanding Correspondences: The Language of Ritual, 202
Exercises Toward Mastery, 204

15: Creating and Performing Ritual . . . 207

The Steps of Magickal Ritual, 207
A Sample Ritual, 215
Analysis, 217
Exercises Toward Mastery, 218

16: Spellcraft: The Techniques of Magick . . . 223

A Spell to Become Calm and Centered, 224
A Spell for Easing Grief or Sadness, 225
A Spell for Employment, 226
A Spell for a House Blessing, 226
A Spell for Love, 228
A Spell for Prosperity, 229
A Spell for Safe Travel, 230
A Spell for Self-Blessing, 231
A Spell for Self-Confidence, 232
A Spell for Self-Healing, 233
Techniques, 234
Exercises Toward Mastery, 236

17: Everyday Magick and Daily Spiritual Practices . . . 237

Daily Spiritual Practice, 237
Grounding and Centering, 239
Protective Spells, 240
Quick Divination, 241
Travel Magick, 242
Daily Theurgy, 243
Magick to Sacralize the World, 245
Odds and Ends, 246
Portable Ritual Tools, 249
Exercises Toward Mastery, 251

18: Your Magickal Education Continues . . . 253

Contact Points, 253
Schools That Teach Magick, 255
Evaluating Teachers, 257
The Question of Fees, 259
Learning Magick from Books, 260
Learning from Nature, 261
Practice and Experimentation, 265
Exercises Toward Mastery, 267

19: Change, Death, and Magick . . . 269

What Is Death? 270
The Lessons of Past Lives, 272
On Dinosaurs, Death, and the Dance, 274
Exercises Toward Mastery, 276

Conclusion . . . 279

Appendices

I:Glossary of Terms, 281
II:Elemental Correspondences, 301
III:Colors for Magick, 303

IV: Recommended Reading, 305

V: Seeds for Meditation, 313

VI:Discussion of Ethical Scenarios, 319
VII:Magicians Through the Ages, 325
VIII:Elemental Star Charts, 339

Index . . . 345




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