Making Modern Magick Modern
by Donald Michael Kraig
I am so very grateful to the many people (over 150,000 of you!) who
have made Modern
most popular and successful book of its kind ever published. Many
people have told me how Modern
Magick changed their lives for the
better. It has changed my life, too. It enabled me to meet amazing
people, travel the world, and share information. It’s been an
incredible ride, and I like to think that I’ve merely finished the
first lap and that the future is going to be even more fantastic.
It’s not just me and the readers of Modern
Magick who have changed. In
the years since Modern
Magick was initially published the world had
dramatically changed. If you were born after Modern
- You’ve always known about and used computers
- You probably never played a 45 or 33 rpm record
- The war in Vietnam was something you read about in
history books, not something you saw every evening on the news
- The Beatles was the name of the band Paul
McCartney was in before Wings
- The USSR was gone and not a nuclear powerhouse to
- The Berlin Wall was gone and not an icon of terror
- Everything has always had barcodes on it
- You’ve always been told to worry about AIDS
As you may know, I teach workshops all over the US. I have had to
change various workshops to meet the needs of the changing times. And
yet, in spite of a second edition with corrections and an added section
(The “Modern Magick FAQ”), the book Modern
Magick was essentially
Is Modern Magick Modern?
I have to admit that I’m prejudiced, but I think that Modern
a great book. Its purpose has always been to help people become fully
grounded in the basics of practical magick so that anyone could
understand, learn, and work with any system of magick. Part of the goal
was to do this from a contemporary perspective, bringing old and
archaic presentations up to date. Frankly, I don’t know of any other
book that does this and covers so many topics, including such things as
the kabalah and kabalistic magick, ceremonial magick, banishings,
divination, Tarot, astral projection, talismanic magick, natural
magick, evocation, astral rituals, invocation, sex magick, Tantra,
pathworking on the Tree of Life, psychic self-defense, real meditation,
visualization techniques, designing your own rituals, inner and outer
alchemy, making and consecrating magickal tools, and so much more.
In the world of magick, change occurs slowly. Most of the supposedly
new paradigms of magick that have appeared over the past few decades
have vanished. They were often simply someone’s personal
interpretations of traditional magick, not really anything new. When
that person’s interest in their supposedly ALL NEW! discoveries of
magick waned, their new system was mercifully forgotten.
In all of this, and for over two decades, Modern
Magick has held up
extremely well. But as I looked over the book, everything from my way
of saying things, the art, and even the way the text looked on the page
felt old and dated. The information was still good, but Modern
just wasn’t modern any more.
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Invasion of the Golden Hoard
by Donald Michael Kraig
Llewellyn is the worldwide leader in publishing and
distributing the widest range of occult and New Age information. Simply
put, nobody produces more material for this community than Llewellyn.
Llewellyn has continually strived to publish books for all levels of
students, from the beginner to the advanced. To that end, Llewellyn is
proud to distribute intermediate and advanced occult and magick books
from the Golden Hoard Press, featuring exclusive illustrated, hardcover
editions of important grimoires and rare esoteric texts. From Enochian
Magick to Feng Shui, Donald Michael Kraig discusses the first Golden
Hoard Books that represent the start of this powerful relationship.
The Herbal and Magical Uses of Trees
by Ellen Evert Hopman
"Where oak and ash and thorn grow together one is likely
to see Fairies.” So goes the old adage, passed down through the
generations to impress upon us the value and sanctity of trees. For our
ancestors, these three trees and many others were the basic tools of
survival. Through the ages trees have given us shelter, medicine,
tools, and household items such as cups, bowls, and dishes. They gave
us paper, building materials, and cloth. They cooled us in summer and
warmed us in winter. For these reasons alone they deserve reverence.
Ellen Evert Hopman, author of Priestess
of the Forest and The
Isle, discusses the herbal and magical uses of Oak, Ash, and
The Subtle Energy Body: Your
Passport to the Mystical Realms
by Constance Rodriguez
Have you ever walked into a room or building where the energy felt dark
and heavy? Or have you been with another person and their energy felt
either dark or light? Constance Rodriguez, author of Gifts
of the Soul, explains about
the subtle body and how to become a full expression of who you are at
the level of the Soul.
Llewellyn is pleased to distribute titles from Golden Hoard Press!
Golden Hoard Press specializes in illustrated
hardcover books containing original source works of ceremonial magic
and other rare esoteric texts. These sought-after editions feature
previously unobtainable grimoiric material as well as works translated
into English for the first time.