Magick for Beginners – Sharon Fitzgerald

ESOTERIC MAGIC

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Sharon Fitzgerald
Magick for Beginners: An Introduction to a Magickal Life

A Guide to the Wonderful World of Magick
Magick is the art and science that causes change in accordance to the will Changes are brought about by collecting and harnessing energies from nature and using it to invoke positive energies Some people believe that magick is equivocal to black magic but it is an age old tradition that stems out from the belief of deities and nature

Many followers and students of magick practice their daily rituals and exercises not to bring harm to other people but to invite positivity to come to their lives This practice can help people improve their focus and motivation

Practicing magick can be challenging for beginners but as long as you have a guide, then you can easily practice it wherever you may be Thus this book will serve as your guide to practicing magick for beginners

With this book, you will learn about the following:

Understand what magick is all about Chapter 1 discusses about the definition and elements of magick that are necessary to start the rituals and exercises

Learn about all the basic rituals of magick in Chapter 2 This chapter provides the steps, incantations of the three most important rituals in magick which include the qabalistic cross, the lesser ritual of pentagram and the lesser ritual of the hexagram This chapter also includes discussion on the equipment needed as well as notes to conduct the rituals properly

Lastly, Chapter 3 discusses about the different exercises that you can do to improve your skills in harnessing the energies around you This chapter gives tips on how you can improve your psychic abilities, visualization techniques and the ability to see auras

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Matt Kaplan
The Science of Monsters: Why Monsters Came to be and What Made Them So Terrifying

Modern audiences do not find dragons frightening Fascinating as mythical creatures, yes, but terrifying, no Yet, present them with a story about a virus that can kill a healthy adult in hours and they will have nightmares for weeks The difference between the two is believability Monsters are at their most frightening when they carry characteristics that tie them to the real world in some way

Preposterous as they might seem today, dragons were no different in ancient times Humans long ago stumbled upon skeletons that had sharp teeth and talon-like claws These fossils were real and some were frighteningly large Those who looked at them could only guess at how dangerous the animals that they belonged to must have been From such interactions, dragons were born Yet, in spite of ample physical evidence that dragons existed, none were ever seen in the flesh Dragon bones were ultimately proven to be the bones of huge predatory dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex, but before the mystery was solved, they were the makings of frightening beasts that managed to evade human sight by lurking deep within the shadows of the wild

‘The Science of Monsters’ will explore monsters that have haunted humanity throughout the ages, from Medusa to sea serpents, giants, and vampires In each chapter Kaplan uses scientific principles, current research, and his thorough knowledge of the natural world to explain why specific monsters came to be and what it was about them that was so terrifying to the people who brought them to life

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Dan Martin
Mandala Cosmogony: Human Body, Good Thought and the Revelation of the Secret Mother Tantras of Bon

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Israel Regardie
The Tree of Life: A Study in Magic

The most comprehensive introduction available to the Golden Dawn system of initiation, and the numerous, complex and sometimes obscure mystical writings of Aleister Crowley

Over fifty years ago Israel Regardie set himsefl the gigantic task of making acessible to the intelligent layman the root principles upon which Magic is built-principles which Aleister Crowley devoted his life to exploring and revealing Drawing on his experience as personal secretary to Crowley and his involvement with the Golden Dawn system, Regardie skillfully unifies a waelth of diverse material into a marvelously coherent whole The result is The Tree Of Life, a book which has become the definitive overview of the Western Mystery Tradition

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Claude Lecouteux
The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets: Tradition and Craft

• Provides an in-depth look at the medieval and Renaissance use of amulets and talismans, including the work of Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Athanasius Kircher
• Provides a full summary of the magical knowledge required to make an amulet or talisman, including the invocations required to activate their powers
• Reviews different kinds of amulets and talismans, from ancient jewelry and magical objects to the modern rabbit’s foot or lucky horseshoe

The use of talismans and amulets stretches back nearly to the dawn of man, from everyday items magically prepared, such as horns or coins, to intricate and beautiful jewelry imbued with protective powers

Drawing on his private collection of medieval manuscripts as well as his privileged access to the rare book archives of major European universities, Claude Lecouteux provides a comprehensive history of the use of talismans and amulets for protection, healing, and divine influence He explores their use in the Western Mystery Tradition as well as Eastern and Middle Eastern beliefs about these magical objects and their incorporation–despite Church anathema–into the Christian tradition of Medieval Europe Reviewing many different kinds of amulets and talismans used throughout the ages, such as a rabbit’s foot, horseshoe, gris-gris bag, or an inscribed parchment charged through ritual, he details the principles and symbology behind each object and shows that their use is still as widespread today as any time in the past

Lecouteux explains the high magic behind the hermetic art of crafting amulets and talismans: the chains of sympathy, astrological geography, and the invocations required to activate their powers He explores the work of adepts such as Agrippa, Albertus Magnus, and Athanasius Kircher, including an in-depth look at Kircher’s work on planetary seals in his Oedipus Aegyptiacus

Illustrated throughout with period art depicting magical symbols, seals, and a wide array of talismans and amulets, this comprehensive study provides a practical guide to the historical development and step-by-step creation of magical objects

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Zecharia Sitchin
The Cosmic Code

Daring to challenge our long-held beliefs about the origins of man, Zecharia Sitchin suggests that humans are not the children of God, but rather the children of the Anunnaki, an ancient race from the planet Nibiru His revolutionary theories are supported by his intense scrutiny of not only ancient Sumerian texts but also stone structures all over the world

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Ronald Decker
The Esoteric Tarot: Ancient Sources Rediscovered in Hermeticism and Cabalah

That the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt as a divinatory tool is a romantic misconception Ron Decker’s meticulous scholarship will surprise practitioners and academics alike, revealing the Tarot’s true evolution and meanings as its inventor(s) understood it

The Tarot consists of the Minor Arcana, four suits of cards similar to our modern deck, and the Major Arcana, twenty-two allegorical or “trump” cards Decker says the four-suit deck was invented in Asia Minor before AD 1000; Italian courtiers added the trumps in the 1400s But Tarot was first used as a game Tarot divination was only created in the 1700s by a Parisian fortuneteller who based the trump images on Hermeticism, which merges Greco-Egyptian alchemy, astrology, numerology, magic, and mysticism Today, the suit-cards are often traced to the ancient Jewish Cabala But, says Decker, they, too, acquired their meanings only in the 1700s, and he cites a lost numerical system based on Cabala at that time

Decker’s interpretation integrates three whole systems-astrological, arithmological, mystagogical (concerning initiation rites into the Mysteries) His depth of knowledge makes the book a must-have for serious students of Tarot and esotericism