Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Required reading for anyone wanting to know more about how to "create their own reality. It's a genuine puzzle, the division between objectively verifiable scientific results and the routine technology that can be built on that, versus the fuzzy side of experience that is variously subjective, unverifiable, erroneous, fraudulent, illusory, etc. Magic and various sorts of psychic phenomena certainly, hmm, well they don't really straddle the line. More like they huddle on the illusion side of the line and regularly knock on the door, requesting entry into the objective realm.
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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Required reading for anyone wanting to know more about how to "create their own reality. It's a genuine puzzle, the division between objectively verifiable scientific results and the routine technology that can be built on that, versus the fuzzy side of experience that is variously subjective, unverifiable, erroneous, fraudulent, illusory, etc.
Magic and various sorts of psychic phenomena certainly, hmm, well they don't really straddle the line. More like they huddle on the illusion side of the line and regularly knock on the door, requesting entry into the objective realm. Sometimes they are granted tourist visa or restricted residence visas.
This book is a kind of s request for magic to be granted citizenship in the world of science, or at least a plan for pulling together the necessary documentation for a formal request. For me, the much more interesting game is to look at various facets of experience and to examine how we try to categorize them and how those categories help or hinder the various projects of happiness, power, etc. Bonewits provides an excellent annotated bibliography - again, a bit dated, but still very worthwhile.
Without this book, most of current magical theory would be very different. His way of thinking about magic and energy appeals to me a great deal, as it strokes the scientific side of my nature and makes it easier for me to get into the magical mindset. That said, it was dry sometimes, and people who have a dogmatic view of religion or magic probably won't like it. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.
Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 7 41, 3. As the publisher correctly notes, it examines every category of occult phenomena, from ESP to Eastern rituals, and explores the basic laws of magic, relating them to already established laws of nature. With wry humor and delightful irreverence, Bonewits brings magic out of the Dark Ages and into the Computer Age in a unique and spellbinding investigation that will intrigue believers and no-believers alike.
No current Talk conversations about this book. This book helps introduce you to new ways to think about reality. This book is OK but rather dated and not very deep. The first book to scientifically state the "laws" of magic from a cross-cultural stance. Read this quite a while back, but I found it very entertaining and informative. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Over the centuries a collection of basic magical and mystical axioms has surfaced in culture after culture throughout the world, even in cultures that were totally isolated.
These we can, and will, call the Laws of Magic. Then earth and sky, love and joy, will marry, and hope will be their child, soaring to the stars. The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult References to this work on external resources. Wikipedia in English None. No library descriptions found. In deze verhelderende en onderhoudende beschrijving van de ware magie wordt aandacht besteed aan elke categorie van occulte verschijnselen, van buitcnzintiiiglijke waarneming tot oosterse rituelen.
De acht fundamentele wetten van de magie worden onderzocht en in verband gebracht met de natuurwetten van het heelal. De ware magie wordt voorgesteld als een regenboog van levende kleuren: rood voor het lichaam, geel voor het verstand en het zenuwstelsel, blauw voor de emoties, paars voor de hartstochten.
De boeiende wijze waarop een verklaring wordt gegeven van parapsychologische verschijnselen, de beschrijving van de opzet, methoden en fundamentele patronen van rituelen, de raadgevingen voor het uitspreken van een bezwering, het vermelden van methoden om met een hinderlijke geest om te gaan en de introductie van het revolutionaire begrip Schakelbord - dit alles maakt Ware magie tot een onweerstaanbaar en volstrekt uniek boek.
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Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic
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Real Magic: An Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic – Isaac Bonewits
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan , Bonewits had been heavily involved in occultism since the s. Bonewits was born on October 1, in Royal Oak, Michigan , as the fourth of five children. His mother and father were Roman Catholics. He enrolled at UC Berkeley in ; he graduated from the university in with a Bachelor of Arts in Magic,  perhaps becoming the first  and only person known to have ever received any kind of academic degree in Magic from an accredited university. Bonewits was ordained as a Neo-druid priest in During this period, the year-old Bonewits was also recruited by the Church of Satan ,  but left due to political and philosophical conflicts with Anton LaVey.