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Hardcover. 8vo. 173pp. Saffron cloth, black titling to spine, black chalice stamped and finished with night black endpapers, black ribbon marker. Prepared in a strictly limited and hand-numbered edition of 814 copies. "Devoted" comprises fifteen essays by fourteen writers on their devotional work. It is a bloody and passionate blend of primal gnosis and poetic expression. ...more
Hardcover, 173 pages
Published 2008 by Scarlet Imprint
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Maurice
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: journals, occult
It was an interesting journey, getting to know diverse perspectives of practicing magicians, from an apophatic, distanced view. I approached each chapter with the foreknowledge that it is the live's blood of each of these practicioners, I could enjoy it with a discerning, non-judgmental open mind. Every chapter is thriving with it's own life, a splendid book for people committed to their own work, when read with enough respect, finding some cues and tonalities that inspire others, and sometimes ...more
Pieter-Jan Beyul
Sep 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
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A fascinating book by more than a dozen writers, all devotees of a different god/dess or other deity. Their narratives, their magic in theory and praxis. It's a perfect mixture of personal accounts by experienced and learned magicians and their perspective on the notion of 'devotion'.
Often times this word has the connotation of mere submission to a higher power ( like Islam ) and therefore seen as an obstruction to self-actualization by the Will-centric tradition in Western occultism. This book
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Naomi
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Incredible book about individual devotion to deities. Highly recommended.
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really disliked this one, couldn't finish the garbage.
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