Serpent of Wisdom: And Other Essays on Western Occultism

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New Perspectives on Ancient Magic

Reconciling magic with rational thought, well-known occult scholar Donald Tyson presents an exciting collection of essays that offer fresh insights into a wide variety of important topics in the Western esoteric tradition. Along with practical instructions on the correct casting of the magic circle and the uses of familiars, Tyson includes a new system of coin divination and a complete history of the esoteric ordering of the Tarot trumps. Here ...

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Overview

New Perspectives on Ancient Magic

Reconciling magic with rational thought, well-known occult scholar Donald Tyson presents an exciting collection of essays that offer fresh insights into a wide variety of important topics in the Western esoteric tradition. Along with practical instructions on the correct casting of the magic circle and the uses of familiars, Tyson includes a new system of coin divination and a complete history of the esoteric ordering of the Tarot trumps. Here you will learn the hidden roots of magic—what it is, and how it works on the deepest levels of reality.

• What esoteric energy is and how to use it
• The arcane meaning of the serpent of wisdom
• The making and use of a book of spirits
• The essential nature of spiritual beings
• How we perceive and interact with spirits
• The truth about spirit possession and why you should not fear it
• The reality of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and demons
• A revolutionary manifesto of spirits’ rights

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738736181
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/8/2013
  • Pages: 299
  • Sales rank: 937,051
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (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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