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OfflineGRiMBLe_GRuMBLe
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Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik
    #1061337 - 11/18/02 12:03 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

I'm wanting to find some good books for someone new to Ritual Magik and the occult in general. Anyone want to recomend a good place to start? Or maybe suggest an author?


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Invisiblemjshroomer
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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: GRiMBLe_GRuMBLe]
    #1061721 - 11/18/02 03:31 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

Richard Alan Miller, The Ritualistic Use of Herbs and Sex in Magic. or something similar. Look it up at amazon.com

Beltane Books, 1978?

May be new revised edition since the first had many errors and misinformation, especially an alleged mazatec Sexual Ritual Ceremony.

Something the Mazatec Indians refrain from three days before and after a ceremony.

mj

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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: GRiMBLe_GRuMBLe]
    #1061763 - 11/18/02 04:19 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

_oriental magic_ by idries shah
( a bit scholarly, but a worthwhile read)


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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: GRiMBLe_GRuMBLe]
    #1078327 - 11/22/02 11:20 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

check out Modern Magick by Donald Michael Kraig. it's an excellent book for beginners. It covers so many different traditions and practices, like solomonic magic(goetia), enochiana, wicca, thelema, sex magick, astral projection, and ,of course the mother of them all, the kaballah. it guides you step by step through all the processes. don't get me wrong. it's not a magic for dummies book or anything. it takes a lot of time and effort, but it's extremely helpful if you're willing to work at it.

St. Yossarian


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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: GRiMBLe_GRuMBLe]
    #1080305 - 11/23/02 09:07 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

some very solid reading comes from the pens of dion fortune, gareth knight and paul foster case. i rate these three as among the best and most reliable writers of the last century. especially gareth knight for ritual work.
just do a search for any of those names and you'll find more info.

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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: mr crisper]
    #1081334 - 11/24/02 08:48 AM (21 years, 4 months ago)

The Satanic Bible by Anton Szandor LaVey is a good start. It focuses a lot on the theories behind ritual magic. It's nice too becuase it doesn't focus on arbitrary objects and symbols that don't mean anything to most people.


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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: the universe]
    #1082363 - 11/24/02 06:12 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

i haven't read this book closely, just a quick read a long time ago.
its unusual to hear anything positive about anton.(especially unusual to hear the satanic bible described as 'nice' :wink:). most people, beyond tabloid newspaper hacks, don't take him seriously.

 

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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: GRiMBLe_GRuMBLe]
    #1085002 - 11/25/02 04:59 PM (21 years, 4 months ago)

"Psychonaut & Liber Null" by Peter J. Carrol. Very good book on Chaos Magick. I reccomend it.


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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: mjshroomer]
    #1177924 - 12/29/02 04:21 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

There is in the windoew of Twice Sold Books on the corner of 45th and University Way in Seattle, Washington, a book titled:

Drugs and Magic

and if you do not hurry i will actualy go there tomorrow evening and buy it.

mj

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Re: Recomendations for Books on Ritual Magik [Re: GRiMBLe_GRuMBLe]
    #1177960 - 12/29/02 04:54 PM (21 years, 3 months ago)

A Self Made by Magic by William Gorden Gray
Magic:Its Ritual, Power and Purpose by W. E. Butler
The Golden Dawn by Isreal Regardie
For myself I'd stick to the cartoon versions like David St. Clair's Lessons in Instant
ESP.

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