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The Magic Circle

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Magic Circle : Its Successful Organization And Leadership [also] by Yaj Nomolos:

Yaj Nomolos' The Magic Circle from The Occult Emporium


This slender text, styled “an occult group leader’s handbook,” has some commonsense advice about organizing, in a hilarious, earthy style. It is addressed to ad hoc organizers, more than those operating within obligations to an existing order, but it is entertaining and thought-provoking regardless. Don’t let the Crowley misquotes and juvenile power-mongering put you off. It’s not pristine wisdom of the ancients, but it’s a fun, provocative read. [via]



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Magic Circles in the Grimoire Tradition

Magic Circles in the Grimoire Tradition [also] by William Kiesel, published by Three Hands Press, is available now for pre-order and due to release in late June.

“Magic Circles have been depicted in popular expressions of magic and witchcraft as well as detailed with full rubrics in traditional manuals of magic such as the Clavicula Solomonis or Liber Juratus. Using narrative, visual and textual material available from European grimoires and manuscripts, the author discusses the various forms and functions of this important piece of apparatus employed by magicians in the Western Esoteric Tradition, including their role in providing authority and protection to the operator, as well as examples of their use in divination and treasure finding. Additionally, contemporary examples of the magic circle at work in modern esoteric praxis are provided and discussed in light of the traditional approaches they exhibit. This monograph serves to explicate this important tool of ceremonial magic and is valuable to practitioners of the art magical with its technical data, while also providing context in historical settings for the merely curious reader of occult subjects. Illustrated throughout.” [via]