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The Book Of Ceremonial Magic

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About the Author

Arthur Edward Waite (1854-1942) was one of the foremost English occultists. A member of the famous magical order, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Waite published a number of important books on esoteric matters. One of his more enduring legacies is the Tarot deck he created.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602066793
  • Publisher: Cosimo
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2002

    Weird and wonderful

    A strange old book written by one of the master occultists long since departed. Some very strange bits of advice to practioners of magic. The previous reviewer was wrong about the book being diabolic, though certainly there are incantations to summon evil Spirits, the focus of the book is on Magic in general. A great book to read and study.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2001

    Waite, the Braggart of the Occult World.

    I found that Waites book was a complete waste of time. First, he purposely wrote the book to be unusable. That in it self is good. As many ppl today may get some wacked out ideas. I had read several of his books in the past, but nothing like this. He (Waite) explains how he left the Golden Dawn to practice black magick. And a pact with God, come on. The book clearly outlines many Magickal Grimoires that one could obtain; should one wish. But overall, yes, the book is highly Christian based; as with all magickal grimoires from 300 years ago into the early 1900 century. One needs to look past this though, and obtain valuable information when needed. As stated before, this book is a waste of time. You are better off buying something from D.M. Kraig, if you are seriously wanting to pursue magick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2001

    Hidden Meanings

    I read this book many years ago--when I began my metaphysic studies. This book is an excellent reference for what NOT to do magickally! You don't get the point until the end when Mr. Waite tells you 'the truth is not found in these rites' (paraphrase). He's right, of course. MG Holbrook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2000

    Great as a Reference Guide

    Waite himself is not the best messenger for the content of the book. However, as a quick reference work I find it to be well laid out and not veiled by cryptic conveyences. It is true that the contents are based within the Semitic religious tradtion, but remember not all magical thought is Wiccan. Waite falls in line with Rosecrucians, just like Crowley.

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