Preparing the practitioner for the challenges of deeper more powerful magic Breaking out of the age old restraints of secrecy & oaths, Magical Knowledge leads the reader through the techniques, issues and beings that the Initiate can expect to encounter. This second book in a series of three, guides and advises, informs and introduces the serious magician to rarely discussed areas of visionary and ritual magic. The information presented in this book flows from the deep roots of true magic, and as such can be applied to any particular path or magical method; the reader is introduced to the structure and inner contacts behind the various schools of magic that exist today. Magic can only truly blossom if the boundaries are challenged, and to do that, the magician needs to understand the dynamics of power and the inner worlds. This book aims to guide the magican along that path. Contents: Accessing the inner worlds: making contacts without the use of temples, rituals and patterns/Practical methods for working with angelic beings/ Working with deities: pitfalls and approaches/ Working with Ancestors/ Accessing and Working Within the Faery Realm/ Polarization: magical dynamics of work and partnerships/The physical implications of practicing magic/Inner landscapes of the people and the land/Magical protection: working methods/Sigils and seals: what they are, how they work and what to do with them/ Inner World Parasites/Removing ghosts and other unwelcome guests/How to deal with simple magical/psychic attacks/Dismantling Hermetic or Kabbalistic curses/ Short Tour of the Tree of Life without Kabbalah/The Structure of the Abyss without Kabbalah/The inner structure of magical lodges & groups/The Ritual Overlaying and Patterning of the Sacred Isle of Britain/ Working with Sleepers/Death and Birth/Using Tarot as a working tool/ Working methods for leading group visions/workings/The Inner Aspects of Consecration Josephine McCarthy is a seasoned occultist and writer living in the wilds of the Dartmoor National Park in the UK. Josephine has taught and led various Western Mystery groups throughout the USA and UK for many years, and has written a variety of magical non-fiction and fiction. Her previous books include The Exorcists Handbook and The Work of the Hierophant.
I have been teaching and writing on occult/ Western Mystery themes in the USA and UK for the last two decades and have been involved in magic/occult for 35years. I was birthed out of the cooking pot of the magical city of Bradford complete with its ritual lodges, Theosophical Society, Golden Dawn Temple and strange population.
In the past I have been, among other things, a classical ballet dancer, coach and choreographer, college teacher, stand up poet, arts officer, exorcist, occultist, waitress, cleaner, gardener, director of a federal parrot rescue, Indian Rez bar tender, prep cook in an Haitian/Cuban cafe/bar and tree planter/forestry worker for the Salish And Kootani tribal forestry division in Montana. I now live back in the UK in a wee Dartmoor village and spend my time writing, painting and freaking out the locals.