- 出版社: The New Hermetics Press (2007年12月7日)
- 平装: 328页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0615177093
- 条形码: 9780615177090
- 商品尺寸: 15 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 481 g
- ASIN: 0615177093
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Practical Enochian Magick (英语) 平装 – 2007年12月7日
Enochian Magick is arguably the most intriguing and potent form of ceremonial magick available today. Dr. John Dee, a prominent philosopher in the Elizabethan court, literally received this system of magick from angels through the scrying mediumship of Edward Kelly. This book offers a complete approach to conducting this magical system for the modern adept. It contains instructions in the practical use of all three major parts of the Enochian system: the Four Watchtowers, the Thirty Aethyrs and the Heptarchia Mystica. Rather than a mere rehash of Golden Dawn material this book offers an approach that honors both the innovations of the Golden Dawn and the essence of the original Dee materials in an un-dogmatic and nonsectarian format that is extremely accessible. Although this book is particularly designed for students of the New Hermetics, any practicing occultist interested in the Enochian system will find this book incredibly useful.
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In short, if you want a remedially written book about a complex subject, this book is for you! It skips the "whys", and gives you something cookie cutter to work with out of the box. If this is your thing, I highly recommend this book. If you prefer to know the "whys", and come at a complex subject like Enochian Magick in thorough detail, then skip this. The same author has a larger book entitled "Enochain Magick Toolbox" (or something similar). Perhaps this is the in-depth research and clarification that your average competent magician may be seeking, but "Practical Enochian Magick" is not your indepth coverage of Enochian: it is simply "reductionist" and "minimalistic".
However, on a positive note, thank you Mr Newcomb for this book. After all, I can't say too much-I did buy it! LOL
In my opinion, the very things that seemed to put off the previous reviewer (Mr. Duvendack) help to make this book as good as it is. It is clear that this book was never intended as a rehash of historical material. There are certainly other books out there that detail the history and the "whys" of the Enochian system, and much of the original Dee/Kelley material is available on the Internet for those inclined in that direction. This book was intended as an easy to navigate guidebook for those who are looking to put the system to use; a sort of modern grimoire for the practicing Enochian magician.
Existing students of the New Hermetics will certainly find this book to be a comfortable addition to the New Hermetics corpus, but anyone looking for a concise, practical to guide to the Enochian system should enjoy this book and find it very useful.