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Magick without Peers: A Course in Progressive Witchcraft for the Solitary Practitioner Paperback – 15 May 1997


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Capall Bann Publishing (15 May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1898307997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1898307990
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author, magician and esoteric researcher David Rankine lives and works on the Welsh Borders with his wife author Sorita d'Este and their son. Since the early 1980s David has been making major contributions to the modern occult revival, through lectures, workshops, presentations, articles and books. He is fascinated by all areas of magic, but his particular passions are medieval and renaissance magick as exemplified by the grimoires, the Qabalah, and Greco-Egyptian magic.

David's breadth of esoteric knowledge can be seen in the hundreds of articles for magazines, journals and international part-works, his contributions to anthologies, and the twenty-three books he has written or co-written, including the Practical Magic series with his wife Sorita and the Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic series with Stephen Skinner. His work is characterised by the publication of previously unavailable or inaccessible material on the grimoires and other areas of magic. He is a member of both Societas Magica and ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism).

David has given lectures and facilitated workshops around the UK and Europe for the last three decades, concentrating on the subjects closest to his heart, including the Grimoire Tradition, Angelic Magic, Egyptian and Celtic Mythology and spirituality. He has frequently featured in media interviews over the years on his specialist subjects, including television programs on Channel 5, ITV, BBC and Sky; BBC Radio London and Glastonbury Radio, and numerous publications including TIME OUT, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Alternative London and many others.

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This is a book about Progressive Witchcraft which the authors see as being more eclectic and universal than Alexandrian and Gardnerian Wicca. Witchcraft is composed of three main elements - Magic, Mysticism and Religion - each treated in depth, and integrated in this excellent, practical book. Witchcraft contains elements of Shamanism and this book includes techniques such as dance, breathing techniques and the use of sacred herbs to explore other states of consciousness. Techniques and teaching from many different countries and cultures are integrated and used to great effect, drawn from the courses and teachings carried out by the authors. The book gives a solid grounding in personal magical work, aimed primarily at the sole practitioner, though members of groups will also benefit from the teachings given.

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A course in progressive Witchcraft
This is a book about Progressive Witchcraft which I see as being more eclectic and universal than Alexandrian and Gardnerian Wicca. Witchcraft is composed of three main elements - Magic, Mysticism and Religion - each treated in depth, and integrated in this practical book.

Witchcraft contains elements of Shamanism and this book includes techniques such as dance, breathing techniques and the use of sacred herbs to explore other states of consciousness. Techniques and teaching from many different countries and cultures are integrated and used to great effect, drawn from the courses and teachings I have implemented.

Magick Without Peers gives a solid grounding in personal magickal work, aimed primarily at the sole practitioner, though members of groups will also benefit from the teachings given.


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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 May 2001
Format: Paperback
WICCA AND WITCHCRAFT? Well if you ever wanted one book that says it all in clear, no nonsense and practical language, without being fluffy and basic I would recommend Magick Without Peers. David Rankine is well known for his fantastic open rituals and workshops on Wicca and Ritual Magick in the UK, but is also a rising writer of a very much needed new generation of occult writers. This is his first book...
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Nov 2000
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If you want to learn about magick and witchcraft/ wicca and if you are serious about taking the Craft seriously, then this book is for you.
It contains everything a neophyte would learn in a traditional coven, though the methods and ideals have moved on with the times and into modern times, hence the sub-title -' a course in progressive witchcraft.'
I would seriously recommend this book to everyone who is just starting out on their path into magick and witchcraft, but also to those who have been dabbling without direction for some time. Rather than buying ten other books and having to read them all, this book is to the point and contains it all, from herbs to rituals, spells, chants etc.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Uhura on 5 Mar 2011
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In a nutshell - all aspects of modern western pagan practice are reviewed in this book. ("Modern Witchcraft" in this context,
refers to the practice of a nature religion, in which the underlining tenet is to seek a harmonious balance with the natural world, with society and within the self. Modern Witchcraft borrows elements from old folklore beliefs, and various other traditions including Shamanism, Eastern mysticism and Judaism.)
Meditation, herbs, working tools, planetary correspondences, Deity forms, pagan festivals, groupwork and more - they're all in here complete with simple exercises for the reader to explore. Presentation is clear, insightful and encourages individuality. If you are starting out on a modern pagan path, this book is a highly satisfactory, well-rounded introduction.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Jan 2001
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Well, then this is the book that will get you there quickly! In its pages you will find information both technical and theoretical on what you need to know to be initiated into witchcraft, or if you decide to do a self dedication.
Either way, this is the best book I have come accross as yet...
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