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Hermetic Magic: The Postmodern Magical Papyrus of Abaris

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Edited and introduced by Stephen Fared Flowers, Ph.D. This book opens the gate to the use of the authentic Hermetic formulas concealed in the magical papyri of Egypt. Students can use this information as a basis for developing and enacting their own magical systems.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 15th 1995 by Weiser Books
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Sep 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Very down to Earth tome, describing the cosmology believed in by the "Hermetics" in the first half of the book, followed by a very decent translation of the Hermetic papyri of Abaris, which contain a compendium of spells and rituals from this key Western school.

I really cannot find fault with this book. It is engaging, readable and not even slightly boring. It goes into a wealth of detail explaining the belief system (theory) as well as the details for performing the rituals (practice). The only
Christopher Selmek
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Having read this book, I am now a Hermetic Mage.

Not really. But I have to give Dr. Flowers some respect for borrowing his format from Anton LaVey. The first of his four parts, A History of Hermetic Magic, makes the reader feel he is doing the smart thing by participating in a respectable tradition with deep, historical roots. Flowers mentions Greeks, Egyptians, and Jews, making the case that one can remain within the Judeo-Christian tradition while dabbling in Hermetic Magic.

Like LaVey, Flowers
Äsruþr Cyneaþsson
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating and well researched study into Hermetic/Khemetic magical ritual. The theory is studied and explained in immense detail before the presentation of essential and powerful workings. The reader who grasps this book has grasped a full comprehension of the root of all Western magical systems. This is one of the keys to occult power.
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Reading this in small sections so that I can "digest" it as fully as possible. It's spurring my Work... and a desire to learn Ancient Greek. :-)
Valenfore Alestreneon
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Stephen Edred Flowers is one of those most notable writers on the subject of Magik and Occultism around. This book really gives a good understanding of the background and history of Magik.
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American Runologist and proponent of occultism and Germanic mysticism.

Flowers is an advocate of "Esoteric Runology" or "Odinism", an occultist version of Germanic Neopaganism

Flowers has graduated in Germanic and Celtic philology.

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