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For centuries, familiars have assumed many forms-the heavenly lover of the shaman, the wise imp of the witch, and the elemental companion of the theurgist. But the time-honored practice of summoning a magical assistant has been mostly forsaken due to the false perception that it is both difficult and dangerous. Now, renowned occultist Donald Tyson shares his revolutionary ...more
Paperback, 259 pages
Published January 8th 2004 by Llewellyn Publications (first published January 1st 2004)
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I must admit, I really didn't know much on this subject before I read this book.
All in all, this was a very good book, and I've found it to be quite useful. However, there are a lot of things that Tyson presents as fact, such as spirits lie, demons are debasing evil creatures, etc., that are nothing more than his own opinion and are not necessarily true.
The end of the book contains details of his own personal system of sigil creating using his own "power glyphs" which is more graphic than charac
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Donald Tyson is a Canadian from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Early in life he was drawn to science by an intense fascination with astronomy, building a telescope by hand when he was eight. He began university seeking a science degree, but became disillusioned with the aridity and futility of a mechanistic view of the universe and shifted his major to English. After graduating with honors he has pursued a ...more
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