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The Magician's Companion: A Practical and Encyclopedic Guide to Magical and Religious Symbolism (Llewellyn's Sourcebook)

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The Magician's Companion by Bill Whitcomb is the most complete collection of practical information on magical systems from around the world you can add to your magical techniques.

It begins with a complete introduction to magic, from definitions to a program of study so you can use the many systems described in the book. There are 91 systems described, including:

·The four
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Paperback, 608 pages
Published September 8th 2002 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 2002)
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Noël
Sep 15, 2010 Noël rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in learning a little something about everything
This book is FULL, I repeat, FULL of super-useful information with a paragraph or two on just about everything from Sufism, to Islam, to Western Hermeticism, to Taoism with suggested reading lists on any topics that grab your interest. Anyone wanting an excellent reference text or anyone interested in starting down a path and not knowing where to start, this book is definitely for you.
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Good reference for glyphs, runes, and Halloween scrawlings. It was an interesting read.

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Garrett
Nov 26, 2007 Garrett rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Mages, Witches, Hermetic, Esoteric
A very useful book for those into Magic. Loads of charts...very much influenced by Crowley's 777. There's loads of practical things within it's pages imo.
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Apr 10, 2010 Gori Suture rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: advanced occultists – too much info for the novice
This is a great reference book containing useful correspondence charts for comparative religious study. It is massive and detailed, but it does have an occasional error, so don’t use it without cross-reference.
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Always loved this book. Lots of symbols and descriptions.
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A GREAT reference book for all things occult.
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The BEST reference for symbolism. Again, if you're creating your own spells it's a MUST, along with Cunningham's Herbal.
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Great reference book with correspondence tables, alphabets, symbols, etc.
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