Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age

Front Cover
Llewellyn Publications, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 251 pages
8 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

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...

Review: Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age

User Review  - Asani Brewton - Goodreads

I love Dunn's approach to explaining so many aspects of magic. His ideas on symbolism and the symbiotic web are well worth the read and have made me think. Read full review


Chapter Three

10 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Patrick Dunn (Chicago, IL) is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and a university English professor 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 .

Bibliographic information