Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age

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Llewellyn Publications, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 251 pages
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Fresh ideas for the modern mage lie at the heart of this thought-provoking guide to magic theory. Approaching magical practice from an information paradigm, Patrick Dunn provides a unique and contemporary perspective on an ancient practice.

Imagination, psychology, and authority-the most basic techniques of magic-are introduced first. From there, Dunn teaches all about symbol systems, magical artifacts, sigils, spirits, elementals, languages, and magical journeys, and explains their significance in magical practice. There are also exercises for developing magic skills, along with techniques for creating talismans, glamours, servitors, divination decks, modern defixios, and your own astral temple. Dunn also offers tips on aura detection, divination, occult networking, and conducting your own magic research.

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Still reading this, as it didn't 'grab' me to begin with. I'm not sure what Patrick Dunn expects Postmodern Magickians to get out of his book except validation...

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This is an excellent book. If you are looking for an empowering book on magic, I would highly recommend it. I have read quite a few books on magic over the years and I always got hung up on symbols ... Read full review


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Patrick Dunn (Chicago, IL) is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and a university English instructor with a PhD in modern literature and language. His understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. He has practiced magic since childhood. Visit him online at

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