Donald Michael Kraig graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He has also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ten years of teaching courses in the Southern California area on such topics as Kabalah, Tarot, Magic, Tantra, and Psychic Development. He has been a member of many spiritual and magical groups and is an initiated Tantric.
Don has worked in telephone marketing, managed a courier service for a major bank, managed costume shops, worked in a sleight-of-hand magic store, and he has worked at occult shops. He worked at a used book store for one month and ended up owing them more money than he earned. He has also worked as a professional Tarot reader (he is a Certified Tarot Grandmaster) and has helped teach computer classes as U.S.C. As a musician he has performed in concert choirs, madrigal groups, and in bands that have opened for groups ranging from Elton John to Great White.
Don has received training and is certified as a clinical hypnotherapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH), the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), and the Association for Integrative Psychology (AIP). He is also certified as a hypnosis instructor by the ABH and as a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming by the AIP.
Don is best known as the author of books including Modern Magick, Modern Sex Magick and Tarot & Magick, published by Llewellyn. Recently, his first novel, The Resurrection Murders (see www.resurrectionmurders.com) was published by Galde Press. He has given lectures and workshops all over the U.S. and in Europe. He has been the editor-in-chief of Llewellyn's New Times magazine and FATE magazine. He helped start Llewellyn's free on line journal and is currently the editor of their free Encyclopedia as well as writing for New Worlds. He lives in Southern California.
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It was called Gnostica, and it was published by Llewellyn.
Yes, that geeky kid was me. I was also going to Gilbert's Books around the corner. They had one of the best new and used occult sections in town, and it was rumored that Israel Regardie used to hang out there. Gilbert's is long gone. A smaller version of the newsstand is still there.
Gnostica was just amazing. I
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You may be thinking that this is kind of a stupid