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Familiar Spirits: A Practical Guide for Witches & Magicians

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For centuries, familiars have assumed many forms-the heavenly lover of the shaman, the wise imp of the witch, and the elemental companion of the theurgist. But the time-honored practice of summoning a magical assistant has been mostly forsaken due to the false perception that it is both difficult and dangerous. Now, renowned occultist Donald Tyson shares his revolutionary system for safely and successfully summoning, directing, and dismissing a familiar. Accessible to dedicated beginners, these techniques do not ...

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Overview

For centuries, familiars have assumed many forms-the heavenly lover of the shaman, the wise imp of the witch, and the elemental companion of the theurgist. But the time-honored practice of summoning a magical assistant has been mostly forsaken due to the false perception that it is both difficult and dangerous. Now, renowned occultist Donald Tyson shares his revolutionary system for safely and successfully summoning, directing, and dismissing a familiar. Accessible to dedicated beginners, these techniques do not require expertise in formal ritual, astrology, or the Kabalah.

Revealed here for the first time is Tyson's unique system for generating spirit sigils based on a set of symbols called Power Glyphs. Familiars summoned by this method become valuable assistants who will do everything in their power to fulfill your goals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738704210
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions. Visit him online at DonaldTyson.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Spirit Magic Made Easy ix
Chapter 1 The Nature of Spiritual Beings 1
Chapter 2 What Is a Familiar? 19
Chapter 3 Intimate Familiars 39
Chapter 4 Dangerous Familiars 61
Chapter 5 Spirit Vessels 91
Chapter 6 Choosing a Companion 115
Chapter 7 Summoning a Familiar Spirit 135
Chapter 8 Strengthening the Bond 151
Chapter 9 Using Familiar Spirits 163
Chapter 10 Banishing a Familiar 193
Appendix 1 The Power Glyphs 207
Appendix 2 Division by Gender 209
Appendix 3 Division by Elements 211
Appendix 4 Zones of the Body 213
Appendix 5 Symbolic Meanings and Objects 215
Appendix 6 Elemental Correspondences 217
Appendix 7 Individual Meanings of the Glyphs 219
Appendix 8 Constructing Compound Symbols 231
Appendix 9 Power Glyph Divination 241
Notes 247
Index 251
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    Finally a book on the Subject!

    I've been trying to find materials on familiars, Djinn and summoning for a long time but there is only so much one can find on the internet that is viable. When I found this book I was thrilled! It was so helpful and explained a new way of working with familiars that was unknown to me. This is excellent for beginners (me for example) who are a bit unsteady with demon bound vassals or Djinn so commonly found on Ebay. If you have ever wondered or wanted to learn about familiars on safe ground- this book is worth it's price. Don't be surprised if you start highlighting it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    Very informative book!

    This is a great, very informative, well written book. Highly recommended!

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