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The Old Sod: The Odd Life and Inner Work of William G. Gray

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William G. Gray was a real magician, a kind of primeval spirit who worked his magic as an extension of the Life Force, not as a sop to ego. He reeked of psychism like he often reeked of incense, could give you the uncomfortable feeling that he could see right through you and beyond, and had been to places in spirit that we could scarcely imagine. Many of the books on magic ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published January 31st 2011 by Skylight Press (first published 2003)
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Jun 03, 2012 Peregrin Wildoak rated it it was amazing
"As a bookseller I have noticed a curious thing: There are certain scientific books of epochal importance, titles recognised by every educated citizen in the Galactic Milieu, that nevertheless languish unread by modern people...works that provoked controversy in their day - only to subside into banality once there contents had passed the test of time and merged with the common body of human knowledge."

I can't help feeling a similar thing occurs with the great magical writers and teachers, such a
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Feb 01, 2016 Purnacandra Sivarupa rated it really liked it
This book stands alongside works like Do What Thou Wilt: A Life of Aleister Crowley as one of the better biographies of important figures in Western occultism and, just like that book, The Old Sod does not shy away from the uncomfortable areas of the subject's life. I hesitate to therefore call it a "warts and all" bio because the purpose of the book is not to air dirty laundry so much as it is to provide a more complete picture of the human being who did such amazing things and produced such gr ...more
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Sep 11, 2013 Jönathan rated it it was amazing
Excellent bio on William Gray, founder of the Sangreal Sodality. Very intrigued by his Grail theories that predate similar ones in popular alt-history books.
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