Ceremonial Magic: A Guide to the Mechanisms of Ritual

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Karnac Books, Jun 30, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 128 pages
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* Introduction from noted Golden Dawn scholar Pat Zalewski
* Includes the Opening of the Watchtower Ritual for Self Transformation

The proper working of ritual is at the heart of the Western magical tradition. This book shows exactly how ceremonial techniques can be used to concentrate and harness the enormous psychic and spiritual potential of human consciousness. Dr. Regardie's detailed analysis and description of key rituals are based on his own considerable experience and his knowledge of Golden Dawn techniques. In addition to providing practical instructions on robes, ritual equipment and decor, he also links current occult practice to broader historical precedents.
 

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Contents

Basic Principles
9
Ritual of Opening by Watchtower
19
Second Elaboration
29
Completed Ritual
35
A Magical Eucharist
45
Equipment and Paraphernalia
51
Background Data
57
Concerning the Bornless Ritual
63
Original Intent of the Bornless Ritual
69
Comparisons
75
A Greek Ritual of Magic
82
Preliminary Invocation from The Goetia
109
The Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
121
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About the author (2004)

Israel Regardie was one of the foremost occultists and magicians of the twentieth century. He started his career as Aleister Crowley's private secretary, went on to join the Golden Dawn, and ultimately publish their teachings. In the sixties he was instrumental in the magical revival and the re-establishment of the Golden Dawn.

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