Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts (Llewellyn's High Magick)
Author Donald Michael Kraig wrote this after teaching the information in classes for ten years. It is refined, tested, and easy to understand. It is filled with exercises, techniques, and rituals...more
While we didn’t agree with everything he said in the book, we found more often than not that we had independently arrived at the same c ...more
However, this is an excellent starter and resource book. It lays out several important rituals in a (relatively) straightforward and easy-to-understand manner.
DMK tends to give you the theory (most of it borrowed, and badly) for each chapter, then tags a useful ritual at the end.
This book rides som ...more
I'll be rereading and continuing with further studies, but I am very happy with where the book has allowed me to accomplish thus far.
I'm not here to proselytize, but rather to clean my own house. My hard-shell, *sola scriptura* Protestantism notwithstanding, I must concede that many of my unsaved atheist friends are, in practice, more decent and upstanding than many of my co-religionists. Despite the fact that they don't profess my faith (and thusly can't be expected to practice it), they often observe the Golde ...more
this book is exclusively about working with the kabalah, with small amounts of eastern philosophy that are generally taken out of context and are only cursorily explored, and one patronizing section on earth-based magic.
kraig's writing style is redundant and dogmatic. he attempts to prove everything from reincarnation to the existence of the jewish god using logical ...more
I couldn't finish the book, but it's not his fault. The practice of High Magic just isn't for me. But guess what? If Kraig hadn't done such a great job of getting across the essence of the subject I might have had to read the entire thing to realize it.
This one is so exhaustive that, even though I'm not going to work the exercises, it goes in my collection as a topical refe ...more
I recommend this book very highly for anyone looking to get into a routine of daily practical magick.