Techniques of High Magic: A Handbook of Divination, Alchemy, and the Evocation of Spirits

Overview

A complete beginner's guide to understanding and harnessing the mysterious forces of nature.

? Provides tools for self-initiation into the ancient and secret traditions of ceremonial magic.

? Explains various divination systems and how to perform ancient rituals that open the doorway to secret and arcane knowledge.

True magic can be defined as the art and science of using little-known or forgotten natural forces in order to achieve changes in consciousness and the physical ...

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Overview

A complete beginner's guide to understanding and harnessing the mysterious forces of nature.

• Provides tools for self-initiation into the ancient and secret traditions of ceremonial magic.

• Explains various divination systems and how to perform ancient rituals that open the doorway to secret and arcane knowledge.

True magic can be defined as the art and science of using little-known or forgotten natural forces in order to achieve changes in consciousness and the physical environment. It concerns a wide body of doctrines and techniques, including the conjuring of spirits and non-human entities; the manufacture and consecration of wands, swords, talismans, and other tools of the magus; ritual divination; and the exploration of universes other than that with which we are familiar. The masters who taught others these ancient arts are gone, but Techniques of High Magic provides the practical and lucid instruction necessary for self-initiation into these secret traditions.

Emphasizing the ordered nature of the universe and the power of will directed by imagination, Francis King and Stephen Skinner introduce the reader to magical practices, rituals, and instruments that have been used for centuries. They explain systems of divination such as the I Ching, the Tarot, and geomancy, as well as techniques of astral projection and elementary alchemy. Their disciplined approach to magical practice includes easy formulas and diagrams that will help the initiate navigate an ancient and potent universe of gods, angels, and spirits—the world of High Magic.

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Editorial Reviews

Rev. Dr. S. D'Montford
"After reading this book I must commend the authors on their disciplined approach to magical practice, including easy formulas and diagrams that will help the new initiate navigate the world of high magic."
Institute for Hermetic Studies
". . . a 'classic' in its own time."
From the Publisher
". . . a 'classic' in its own time."

"After reading this book I must commend the authors on their disciplined approach to magical practice, including easy formulas and diagrams that will help the new initiate navigate the world of high magic."

Mar 2006 Institute for Hermetic Studies
". . . a 'classic' in its own time."
Doctor - S. D'Montford
"After reading this book I must commend the authors on their disciplined approach to magical practice, including easy formulas and diagrams that will help the new initiate navigate the world of high magic."
From the Publisher

". . . a 'classic' in its own time."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892818181
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,422,772
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A leading authority in the fields of occultism, religion, and magic, Francis King also wrote several works on mysticism and ritual, including Tantra: The Way of Action and Ritual Magic of the Golden Dawn. Stephen Skinner is the author of Geomancy.

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Table of Contents

Techniques of High Magic
A Handbook of Divination, Alchemy, and the Evocation of Spirits
Foreword
1. The Meaning of Magic
2. First Steps of Magic
3. Divination as Magic
4. Making your Geomantic Instruments
5. Geomantic Divination
6. Tattwa Vision
7. Making and Consecrating your Elemental Weapons
8. How to Make Talismans for Yourself
9. The I Ching
10. Astral Projection in Theory and Practice
11. The magic of the Tarot Cards
13. Invocation of the Gods
14. Evocation of Spirits
Ritual Appendices
I Pentagram Rituals
II Hexagram Rituals
III Middle Pillar Exercise
IV Ritual of the Rose Cross
Bibliography

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2008

    A classical magical text.

    Is the material unique, no... but the clarity in which the authors approach the difficult subject of magic and help you understand the concepts makes this text a classic. If you want to learn magic this is your chance to learn it the right way and get a soli foundation. If you think you know your techniques of magic then this is your chance to put the foundation of your magical practice to the test.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2001

    Worth every penny!

    This book is great! After reading just one chapter, I was able to turn my boss into a pimple on a dog's behind! Can't wait to get into the more advanced stuff!

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