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Let DMK be your guide in magick
on 8 February 2006
If your new to Magick, this book is your very best choice. It’s written in a personable, easy-going, and comforting style. The writer takes you by the hand and becomes your friend and personal guide to a new and magickal land. With him you encounter magickal spells, elemental forces, archangels and has discussions about the nature of God and the meaning of the Tree of Life. The book is based on an original mail-order course on Ceremonial Magick. This might explain why the chapters are always succinct and structured, with just enough examples and anecdotes thrown in to keep the subject matter alive. There are not many books out there that cover such a vast subject in such an accessible and bite-size format.
The descriptions of the complicated Golden Dawn rituals are wonderfully clear, and make them easy to carry out. This is practical and powerful advice, from someone who not only preaches but actually practices magick. This book is not to be finished in one sitting. It will accompany you for years to come on your path to magickal mastery. It goes from the LBRP to Crowleyan-style invocations straight on to actual sex magick rituals.
Despite the subject matter, the tone always remains light and cheerful. Nothing for ‘goths’ here. There’s also no mention of Chaos Magic. For some European readers, these might be turnoffs, because it’s obvious that there also some darker sides to the occult, and why gloss these over? If your main interest is in the Tarot, then this book is also not for you. The particular deck that is recommended for use with this book (the Golden Dawn deck illustrated by Robert Wang) is not the ideal choice for doing readings.
On the other hand, the bibliographical references are superb, and provide a real starting point for magicians of all levels for serious magickal studies. This book will lead the field for years to come.