Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Light

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Weiser Books, Jan 15, 1989 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 304 pages
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From poltergeists to the latest in parapsychological research, from tantra to tarot, you will investigate the laws, uses, history and manifestations of real magic. Bonewits brings magic out of the dark ages and into the computer age in a spellbinding investigation that will captivate believers and non-believers alike.
  

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User Review  - Eevee - Goodreads

I loved this book the first time I read it and I still do. I'm also using many of Bonewits's theories for my own fantasy novel. I wish more follow up research had been done, building on his work. Read full review

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User Review  - Singingtothewheatyahoo.com - Goodreads

An absolute essential read for anyone that is honestly interested in Wicca, Magic, Neopaganism, or whatever else it goes by. It is the most scientific book I've ever read about Magic. Spotlight on some of the ridiculous things and some of the magnificent things you may find on the path. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE The Laws of Magic
1
CHAPTER TWO Fun and Games with Definitions
18
CHAPTER THREE Parapsychology the Apologetic Science
34
CHAPTER FOUR mantra mandala and Mudra
71
CHAPTER FIVE Black Magic White Magic and Living
95
CHAPTER SIX Placebo Spells the Switchboard
126
CHAPTER SEVEN The Fundamental Patterns of Ritual
147
CHAPTER EIGHT Miscellaneous Ologies for Fun
177
CHAPTER NINE Conclusions and Suggestions
196
BIBLIOGRAPHY
225
GLOSSARY
247
INDEX
273
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About the author (1989)

Isaac Bonewits is one of North America's leading experts on ancient and modern Druidism, Witchcraft and the rapidly growing Earth Religions movement. He is the author of Real Magic, Authentic Thaumaturgy, The Pagan Man, Bonewits's Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca, Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism, Real Energy, and Neopagan Rites, as well as numerous articles, reviews and essays. He is a singer-songwriter with two-and-a-half albums to his credit. As a 'spellbinding' speaker, he has educated, enlightened and entertained two generations of modern Goddess worshippers, nature mystics, and followers of other minority belief systems, and has explained these movements to journalists, law enforcement officers, college students, and academic researchers.

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