A Comprehensive Collection of Magical Wisdom in One Indispensable Book
Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick brings together the myriad occult philosophies and techniques necessary for a thorough understanding of the esoteric arts. This magnificent treasury is filled with fascinating insights from today’s most esteemed working practitioners, developing the rich details of a dozen topics that together comprise the Western Mystery Tradition. Within these pages, you will explore the rituals and ideas that have shaped the history and modern practice of magick. Edited by virtuoso occultists Lon Milo DuQuette and David Shoemaker, this brilliant collection of new writings is the preeminent reference work on the occult arts and sciences.
About the Editors:
Lon Milo DuQuette: (Costa Mesa, CA) is a preeminent esoteric scholar and the author of sixteen critically acclaimed books on magick and the occult, including Enochian Vision Magick and The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford.
David Shoemaker: (Sacramento, CA) is a ritual magician and the author of several occult books, including Living Thelema. David is the Chancellor and Prolocutor of the Temple of the Silver Star and a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis.
Book One: Foundations of Western Magic—by Sam Webster: A survey of the philosophical, religious, and cultural precursors of the Western ceremonial magic traditions.
Book Two: Qabalah—by Anita Kraft & Randall Bowyer: An exploration of the Hebrew and Hermetic Qabalistic traditions, whose doctrines and symbol sets heavily influenced ceremonial magic as we now know it.
Book Three: Planetary Magic—by David Rankine: A review of the ways in which the symbols and energies of the seven classical planets may be employed in magical ritual.
Book Four: Alchemy—by Dennis William Hauck: An exploration of the processes of alchemical transformation that are embedded, explicitly or implicitly, in much of the Western magick tradition.
Book Five: Demonology & Spirit Evocation—by Dr. Stephen Skinner: A review of the traditions and procedures involved in the evocation of demons or spirits.
Book Six: The Magick of Abra-Melin—by Marcus Katz: A thorough presentation of one of the most important works of theurgy in the ceremonial magick tradition, originating in the medieval grimoire of Abra-Melin.
Book Seven: Enochian Magick & Mysticism—by Aaron Leitch: An exploration of the Enochian magick system of John Dee and Edward Kelley, a growing subfield of ceremonial magick since the Renaissance.
Book Eight: The Golden Dawn—by Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero: A discussion of the work of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, a British magical order whose structure and teachings have had a seminal and inescapable influence on all subsequent ceremonial magick traditions.
Book Nine: Thelema & Aleister Crowley—by David Shoemaker: An exploration of the work of one of the most notorious, innovative, and influential figures in modern magick, including a review of Crowley’s broader cultural impact in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Book Ten: Polytheistic Ceremonial Magic—by John Michael Greer: An exploration of pagan and other polytheistic traditions as they intersect with ceremonial magic ritual and doctrine.
Book Eleven: Magician’s Tables—by David Allen Hulse: An annotated compendium of symbolic correspondences for the practicing ceremonial magician.
Epilogue: The Future of Ceremonial Magick—by Brandy Williams: Wherein the narrator sets out to explore the future, confronts Despair, and emerges with Hope.