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Magic, Power, Language, Symbol
Magic, Power, Language, Symbol
A Magician's Exploration of Linguistics

By: Patrick Dunn
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738713601
English  |  288 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: August 2008
Price: $17.95 US,  $20.95 CAN
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introduction xi

one 1

The Theory of Symbols: The Practice of Magic

two 23

Language: The Bridge of Mind and Matter

three 47

Incantation: The Poetry of Power

four 67

Sigils, Glyphs, and Characters: The Alphabets of Magic

five 87

From Babel to Enochian: The Search for the Primal Language

six 107

Speaking in Tongues: Glossolalia and Barbarous Words of Invocation

seven 129

The Qabalah: The Grammar of Number

eight 155

Mantras: Formulas of Power

nine 173

Magical Narrative: Metaphor, Myth, Ritual, and Theurgy

ten 199

Self-Talk: The Janus of Words

appendix one 221

Liber Numerorum: A Dictionary of English Gematria

appendix two 231

The Hebrew Alphabet

appendix three 233

Suggested Correspondences between the Tarot and the English Alphabet

appendix four 235

Applications

glossary 245

bibliography 253

index 261




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