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    Book Review – Grimoire of Aleister Crowley: Group Magick Rituals by Rodney Orpheus

    Book Review Grimoire of Aleister Crowley Group Magick Rituals by Rodney Orpheus 320 Pages     I have read four books on Aleister Crowley. To me, he has been this mythical person that I had heard of since I was a kid. I’ve wondered if the people writing about him are just writing to get published, or is there something that I am missing in their books. Most books I felt that I was having to struggle to get through or stay awake while reading. I am now looking into reading more of Lon Milo DuQuette’s works, after reading the forward he wrote for Rodney Orpheus’ book: Grimoire of Aleister…

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    Book Review – The Mirror of Magic by Kurt Seligman

    Book ReviewThe Mirror of MagicA History of Magic in the Western Worldby Kurt Seligman Original Copyright date 1948 512 Pages   Mirror of Magic is a comparative religion book. It starts with Mesopotamia and goes all the way to the 18th century. I’m one of those people that I make lots of notes whenever I’m reading a book. So, with this book, I’ve made like seven pages of notes. I made a note of, in Mesopotamia, when it talks about how the Gods were reminded of the misfortune of mortals. Back in Mesopotamia, there is no moral distinction between good or bad, or light and dark; spiteful forces could live…

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    Book Review – The New Model of Love: Naturally Supercharge Your Relationships by Charles Lim Wu

    Book Review The New Model of Love Naturally Supercharge Your Relationships by Charles Lim Wu 320 pages     So, as I’ve stated before, in my reviews, I generally don’t read anything about the author or the book before I do my review. I do this because I want to be able to be objective whenever I’m doing a review. With that, here’s my review of the book “The New Model of Love” this was written by Charles Lim Wu, who has a bachelor’s degree in economics and engineering and also has an MBA. Mr. Wu is the creator of a new movement called Modelism and is the first Lucid…

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    Book Review – The Darkening Age: The Christian Deconstruction of the Classical World by Catherine Nixey

    Book Review The Darkening AgeThe Christian Deconstruction of the Classical Worldby Catherine Nixey 352 Pages   I can’t remember where I once read that we humans are creatures who are amnesiacs. But we are, lucky for us; someone will come along and write a book that helps us remember what we should have never forgotten. The Darkening Age is such a book written by Catherine Nixey. When I was growing up, I was told the myth that Christians in the early part of their Spirituality were prosecuted for their beliefs. That the religion slowly won over the world with love and peace. I was raised being fed a Christian myth…

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    Book Review – Pagan Portals: What is Modern Witchcraft?

    Book ReviewPagan Portals: What is Modern Witchcraft?Anthology 96 Pages   “What is Modern Witchcraft?” is an anthology written by some of today’s top pagan writers. It covers subjects from Modern Solitary Witchcraft, Modern Witchcraft and the Role of Activism, Cyber Witches, Kitchen Witchcraft, Old Craft for New Generation 21st-Century Witches, and a Celtic Perspective. Morgan Daimler is the person they chose to open this book; I find her writing to be well-thought-out and well researched. Ms. Daimler’s writing makes her seem very approachable. I would love to attend a seminar where she is speaking. Annette George, Philip J Kessler, & Amy Ravenson, all talk about cyber witchcraft, as well as…

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    Book Review – Beyond the North Wind by Christopher McIntosh

    Book Review Beyond the North Wind by Christopher McIntosh 256 Pages     The Forward of this book is written by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who is the High Priest of the Icelandic ÁSATRÚ Association. I found the story of his meeting and developing friendship with Mr. McIntosh, at times, whimsical and tender at the same time. But I also found the respect that runs very deep in that friendship. This book covers a subject, Hyperborean, that I used to talk about with my father. When I was seven years old, my dad would talk about all the different world beliefs that he had heard or read. He would talk about…

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    Book Review – One Truth and One Spirit: Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy

    Book Review One Truth and One Spirit Aleister Crowley’s Spiritual Legacy by Keith Readdy 436 Pages     I purposely do not read anyone else’s reviews on a book before I read a book. I do this so that another does not influence my view of the book; I must admit books on Aleister Crowley can be a little dry, and the difficult. But there’s always strange & interesting tidbits that I pick up in the books. Mr. Readdy’s book is a history book. Therefore, it reads like a history book, and if your history buff, that’s fine. I was still able to find a lot of interesting information within…

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    Book Review – The Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids by Angela Paine

    Book ReviewThe Healing Plants of the Celtic Druidsby Angela Paine 304 Pages   I have to be honest; this is one of those books that I found so enjoyable it was hard to figure out what to include in the review. The Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids is a book that I feel should be included in a witch’s collection of books. Mx. Paine explains in chapter 1, why she wrote this book. In this chapter, she also teaches a little bit about the ancient Celtic world, including mining, farming, trade, places of worship, the role of the Druids in ancient Celtic Britain, and ancient Celtic medicine. Mx. Paine…

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    Book Review – The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs: Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux

    Book Review The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs Avatars of Invisible Realms by Claude Le Couteux 240 Pages     I am fascinated by the subject matters that I find when I read a book on a new subject. “The Hidden History of Elves and Dwarfs” by Claude Le Couteux is a new subject to me. I could see that Le Couteux’s book was unraveling the web that had long been placed by the clerics of yesteryear. The web (Loki’s name in Swedish is locke/lock. Loksnät {spiders web}) around the elves and dwarves was put in place to replace the belief in beings that once had a seat next…

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    Book Review – Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending by Renée Damoiselle

    Book ReviewStorytelling AlchemyWrite Your Own Happy Endingby Renée Damoiselle 208 Pages   Storytelling Alchemy is a self-help book written by Mx. Damoiselle. Storytelling Alchemy is about the Story You Tell Yourself (SYTY) and how to change it and write a happy ending for your life. Everyone has a story (several of them) we tell people about who we are. Then there are those stories that we don’t share with others; you know the ones of which I talk. Those are the stories for which Mx. Damoiselle wrote this self-help book. The first chapter is broken down into two different paths; one is mundane; the other one is magickal. The second…