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A sorceror-scientist's grimoire (Roundworld edition) Every universe potentially has its own Supreme Grimoire containing the spells which define its reality and the magic which you can perform within that reality. In this Octavo we have assembled scattered secrets for a Supreme Grimoire forRoundworld, the universe in which you're standing. To this end we have taken some ins ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 186 pages
Published October 25th 2010 by Mandrake
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Taylor Ellwood
Reading the Octavo is kind of a rehash of some of Peter Carroll's other ideas, but at the same time is a clear extension of where he has developed those ideas to a level of sophistication that mathematically proves his points. The Octavo isn't an easy read, and I recommend doing some research into the technical jargon that Carroll uses, but underneath the jargon the reader will find a concise explanation of specific magical concepts and how those magical concepts fit into our particular universe ...more
Sep 19, 2013 Atom rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I loved this book. It's a really exciting read and feels like someone dropping an alka-seltzer into your brain because it triggers off so many ideas and plans. Peter Carroll for those who don't know is a Chaos Magick bigwig who has written some key texts for those of us who like to prance around, make silly noises and ritually interact with the (rotating, hypercuboid) universe. Chaos Magick for those that don't know is the collision between Aleister Crowley, cyberpunk and post-material informati ...more
Steve Cran
Ever world has a secret grimoire that contains the magical secrets of the world. For the Disc world, Terry Pratchett’s creation, that Grimoire is called the Octavo. Thus far Earth’s or should I say roundworld’s grimoire is yet to be be discovered. In Discworld it is buried and guarded. Roundworld’s Grimoire has only been revealed in fractured or fragmented form.

Roundworld is much different from Discworld in many ways. To name but a few, Discworld rests on the back of a turtle and is supported by
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Peter J. Carroll is a leading figure within the Chaos Magic movement. Along with "The New Equinox" publisher and writer Ray Sherwin, Carroll is widely considered to be the originator of Chaos Magic as an independent field of occult exploration.

A meeting between Peter J. Carroll and Ray Sherwin in Deptford in 1976 has been claimed as the birthplace of chaos magic, and in 1978 Carroll and Sherwin f
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