Magic: An Occult Primer

Magic: An Occult Primer

by David Conway


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781881098379
Publisher: The Witches' Almanac
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 812,589
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Conway is a mystic, magus, and author whose profound knowledge, unique insights, and clear writing style have affected literary esoterica since the early 70s. The seventh child of a seventh child, David was reared in seaside city of Aberystwyth, Wales and its surrounding environs. His education in magic began at a very early age when he studied with a local farmer, Mr. James, a magician he encountered in the Welsh countryside. David brought magical training to the forefront by publishing Magic: An Occult Primer very early in his adult life. This very same tome would prove to be the "go to" treatise for magicians beginning their own journey into sublime realms.

Table of Contents

Foreword 10

Preface 25

Introduction 28

Part 1 Magical Theory

1 Magic and Natural Law 34

2 The Magical Universe 54

3 The World and the Magician 78

4 Visualization and the Training of the Magician 86

5 The Meaning of Ritual 98

Part 2 Magical Practice

6 The Preparation 128

The Intention and the Correspondences

Table of Intentions

Table of Correspondences

Zodiacal Tables

The Time

The Tattvic Tides

The Lunar Cycle

Planetary Exaltations

Planetary Rulerships, Planetary Days and Hours

The Place

The Circle

The Triangle of Art

The Altar

The Ritual Sword

The Wand

The Incense Burner

The Correspondence Chart

The Tree of Life

The Ritual Card

The Pentacle

The Gong or Gavel

The Crystal

The Candles

The Sacrificial Knife

The Flowers

The Oleum Magicum

7 The Master Rituals 158

The Kabbalistic Master Ritual

The Egyptian Master Ritual

8 Astral Projection 189

9 Talismanic Magic 209

Kabbalistic Charms

Egyptian Charms



10 The Art of Prophecy 230

11 A Word About Demons 243

12 Magical Intentions 251


Eternal Youth


13 Death and the Meaning of Life 271

14 The Way of High Magic 279


Appendix 1 Magical Recipes Oils and Salves 296

Oleum Magicum no. 1

Oleum Magicum no. 2

Oleum Angelorum

Witches' Ointment


Aurm Potabile

Universal Medicine

Balm of Azoth

Ros Vitae

Potio Priapi (Herbal Aphrodisiac)


Witches' Eye-bright

Skin Lotion

Anti-wrinkle Lotion

Wart Cure

Appendix 2 Magical Alphabets 310

Hebrew Alphabet

Theban Alphabet

Celestial Script

Runic or Futhorc Alphabet

Malachim Alphabet

Transims Fluvii ('Crossing the River') Script

Writing of the Magi

A Masonic/Rosicrucian Alphabet

Hieroglyphic Alphabet

Greek Alphabet

Ogham Alphabet

Appendix 3 The Occult Who's Who 318

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Magic: An Occult Primer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
m.a.harding on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The last gasp of the talented amateur. Very interesting, VERY dramatic in parts. A similar book written now would either be fey or academic to tediousness.