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High Magic II: Expanded Theory and Practice

High Magic II: Expanded Theory and Practice

by Frater U.:D.:
     
 

Europe’s best-known mage and contemporary occult author, Frater U∴D∴, shares his extensive magical expertise in the companion volume to his highly acclaimed High Magic. Previously unavailable in English, High Magic II has been eagerly awaited by ceremonial magicians, mages, and Hermetic practitioners.

This comprehensive guide

Overview

Europe’s best-known mage and contemporary occult author, Frater U∴D∴, shares his extensive magical expertise in the companion volume to his highly acclaimed High Magic. Previously unavailable in English, High Magic II has been eagerly awaited by ceremonial magicians, mages, and Hermetic practitioners.

This comprehensive guide explores a variety of magical topics—mirror magic, sigil magic, shamanism, magical orders, mudras, folk magic, and divination—in a modern, non-dogmatic way. The integrated, progressive approach of this book on high magic is designed to help the reader develop a holistic understanding of the underlying magical theories and a true mastery of the magical techniques. Themes in the text recur, focusing on different aspects of core topics but taking the reader further along each time, using the format proven effective in High Magic.

High Magic II also delves into magic and yoga, magic in the Bible, the Kabbalah, forms of initiation, and the magic of ancient Egypt and the late Hellenistic period. Many provocative practices are addressed, including demonic magic and combat magic. Some of the techniques have never before appeared in an English-language book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738710631
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Magic and Yoga (i)

The Yoga Sutras:

“Yogaś citta-vritti-nirodhah.”

“Yoga is restraining [Sanskrit: nirodha] the fluctuations of mind.”

the structure of ashtanga or raja yoga

the eight paths

Yama

Niyama

Asana body postures

Pranayama control of vital breath (prana)

Pratyahara abstraction of the senses

Dharana concentration

Dhyana meditation

Samadhi superconscious state or trance

asana in the practice of magic

“Sthira-sukham asanam.”

“Asana is steady, comfortable posture.”

“Tato dvamdvanabhigha tah.”

“(Once this position is achieved) there is no more obstruction through duality.”

The God Posture

The Dragon Posture

The Half-lotus Posture

basic exercise in energy circulation

One of the most important exercises for harmonizing the body’s subtle internal energies is borrowed from Chinese acupuncture and Taoist yoga. It’s a basic exercise in energy circulation that we would like to describe in general here. More details about this prac­tice can be found in the relevant literature available. The simplified form described here has, however, proven to be effective and is sufficiently suitable for our purposes.

practical exercises

exercise 49

the basic exercise in energy circulation

bibliography

Awaken Healing Energy Through Tao: The Taoist Secret of Circulating In­ternal Power. Josefine Zöller, Das Tao der Selbstheilung

Meet the Author

Frater U∴D∴ (Belgium), founder of Pragmatic and Ice Magic, is Europe's best known practical magician and contemporary occult author. He has written more than twenty-five books. Among his translations are the books of Peter Carroll and Ramsey Dukes, and Aleister Crowley's Book of Lies.

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