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The REAL magick of the New Aeon.
on 16 May 1998
Peter Carroll's two classic texts are merged into one attractive volume, giving a complete, workable system of highly adaptable magick for both the interested beginner and the "old hand" who wants to refine an existing system or craft something new from whole cloth.
Valuable for occult students of any stripe, Carroll breaks the boundaries of traditional magick, redefining centuries-old theorums with fresh, insightful commentary. Particularly effective are his insights on the attainment of gnosis, i.e. achieving the proper state of mind for a ritual working, and his simple introduction to sigilization, a highly effective method of encoding one's desires into usable symbols.
Although Carroll's cosmology might not be favorable to the sensibilities of all, as will be his assertation that "nothing is true and everything is permitted," there is much here for the intelligent magician willing to re-examine his or her work in a new light, based on concepts of the new "science" of Chaos.
Stripping magick of religious and other trappings, Carroll has created both a great basic primer and much food for thought.