It surprises me that none of my friends have reviewed this book yet! I discovered it quite by accident, but in this book, Ponce proposes the idea that magick is simply a way of mapping the complex psyche of the human mind, giving the symbolism used in magick a universal application, particularly in the field of Jungian psychology. For those who enjoy a study of Jungian psychology, or magickal practitioners who (like me) believe that magick is really all about schooling the conscious and subconscious mind, thus changing our reality by a combination of affecting outlook and expectation, this is an essential that is well worth your time. I reference it in my own book, The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power, and I highly recommend it.
I reference this book in my book, The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power. Susan Greenwood studies the world of the occult both as an anthropologist and a Witch. Her observation that learning the symbology of the occult is like learning the language of another culture, is a central “thesis” of my book and agree with her completely. Well worth reading both from an anthropological perspective, if you want to understand a bit about the occult culture as an outsider, and as a Witch or occultist learning about how our minds work when we are learning magick.
I reference this book in my book, The Witch’s Eight Paths of Power. Part personal odyssey, part anthropological study, this book explores an anthropologist’s study of the London occult community and learning the language of the occult. Its primary use to a magickal sort is in examining the process we deliberately induce in ourselves by occult study. Unlike the author, however, I (as a Witch) view this as a valuable process that, rather than creating a “false” absorption of the “superstition” of magick, teaches you what happens to your thought processes when you are learning magickal practice, so that you can speak the language of manifestation more effectively.
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