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Book Review – Pop Magick: A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality by Alex Kazemi

Book Review

Pop Magick

A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality

by Alex Kazemi

208 Pages

 

 

… Magick is the art of utilizing natural forces around us to bring about change. I stand for change. That ‘s what this book does. It brings change-change of thought, change of action, change of spirit…. Magick is neutral-neither good nor evil. Take this book for what it is: a look behind and beyond the mirror. Come on the journey…. – Foreward by actor, Rose McGowan

Pop Magick: A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality by Alex Kazemi is a compact hard cover book that covers a very broad and diverse selection of subjects relating to the magick of the neo-pagan community. There are thirty(30) small sections in all and each gives just enough information for the novice to magickal work. As its title suggests this book is not attempting to fit into the category of weighty tomes of magickal discourse.

The impetus for the work offered is the intention that…

…Pop Magick” is magick for us, the people. It’s not something to be kept secret. Pop Magick is for those who feel we are all magickal beings beings currently navigating the human experience…. Introduction

Subjects include the soup to nuts crash course of magickal workings from ritual to sex magick, protection, entities, meditation, alchemy and more. Any of these if provided in depth would require more than one text and years of practice to fully empower and enable. For those who wish the quick study, what is presented will satisfy your interest.

Would I Recommend It?

Pop Magick: A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality by Alex Kazemi is a very light read. That being said, it is perfectly suited to those who want to sample the craft and its different disciplines and ways of expression. There is not quite enough meat on the bones for the practitioner who knows their way around, but there is always a need for introductory level material that may be exactly what is needed to begin a more in depth study.

Proficiency and understanding of magick and the principles underlying the work is hard work and understandably so, there are many who want to dive in and begin a practice using guidelines and information that is easy to digest and easy to perform. And, for that individual Pop Magick fits the bill quite nicely. I believe Alex was successful in writing a book that was clearly intended for a specific audience and has provided a primer to whet the appetites of those who wish to pursue more structured studies.

About the Author Alex Kazemi:

 

 

Alex Kazemi is a pop artist, creative director, and author. His work has been featured on Apple Music, Dazedi-DPlayboyResident AdvisorKing KongV MagazinePaper, and Oyster, among others. He served as Features Editor for the inaugural edition of King Kong Garçon. He lives in Vancouver.

 

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About the Author:

Robin Fennelly is a Third Degree Initiate within The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition and serves as High Priestess of Coven of the Mystic Path, the 12th Coven within the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition. She teaches and facilitates classes for the Pagan Experience Study Group that serves as foundation for membership within Coven of the Mystic Path.  

Her spiritual journey is strongly rooted in both Eastern philosophy and the Western Magickal systems from which she has formed a core foundation that is diverse in knowledge and rich in spiritual practice.  A life-long learner, her practice has evolved from the classical and philosophical teachings of books, practical experience and enrichment of this knowledge base by attending workshops of various spiritual traditions presented by master teachers.

Robin formally came to the Wiccan path in 1994. Following practice as a solitary for 2 years, she dedicated to Oak and Willow Coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel Tradition in November of 1996. She received her 1st, 2nd and finally 3rd degrees within the Assembly Tradition and has served as High Priestess of Oak and Willow since Samhain of 2001.

As a teacher of esoteric and magickal studies she has used Energetic Anatomy, Tarot, Astrology, Hermetic Qabala, Eastern Philosophy, and Numerology as the foundations of her diverse selection of workshops and writings for more than 25 years. Exploration of varied energetic protocol has been the focus of her work for some time now and the information gained through direct experience informs all of her magickal and spiritual work.

Robin’s writings have been featured online, and in print Internationally.  She has authored several books incorporating her unique style of writing making use of poetry, prose and pathworking to enhance the concepts presented.  She has taught extensively throughout the Pagan community, including Sacred Space Conference, Spring Magick, Between the Worlds Interfaith Conference and Free Spirit Gathering Festival this Summer. Her most recent project is hosting an online blogging community entitled The Pagan Experience.

Robin is the owner of Holistic Embrace providing services for mind, body and spirit such as Tarot readings, Astrology reports, Spiritual Guidance and other related offerings.  She lives in Eastern Pennsylvania and her life is blessed by a 40+- year marriage, five children and the opportunity to work in the field of public education.

Robin’s Books

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 1 It’s Written in the Stars-Astrology

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 2 Poetry of the Spheres-Qabalah

The Inner Chamber, Vol. 3 Awakening the Paths-Qabalah

The Light of SELF: Consciousness, Spiritual Practice and Learning to Breathe

Magickal Verse: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

A Year of Gaia: The Eternal Cord

The Elemental Year: Aligning the Elements of SELF

Temple of the Sun and Moon: Luminous Devotions

Sleeping with the Goddess: Nights of Devotion

A Weekly Reflection: Musings for the Year

The Magickal Pen: A Collection of Esoteric Writings

The Enchanted Gate: Musings on the Magick of the Natural World

For more info: http://www.robinfennelly.com/books.html

Robin’s Website: www.robinfennelly.com

Coven of the Mystic Path, ASW: www.covenofthemysticpath.org