Tag Archives: esoterica

Book Review: The Creative Tarot

The Creative Tarot:  A Modern Guide To An Inspired Life, by Jessa Crispin Although I tend to find myself being at least somewhat interested in the history of esoteric matters and their often neglected importance in history and culture, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyday Tarot

Everyday Tarot:  Unlock Your Inner Wisdom And Manifest Your Future, by Brigit Esselmont It must be admitted that tarot in general has within it certain assumptions about the power of human intuition that are, at best, highly problematic.  Yet this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Foucault’s Pendulum

Foucault’s Pendulum, by Umberto Eco This book attempts to have its cake and eat it too, in a sense.  On the one hand, this book is told from a very rationalist perspective and seeks to mock the way that so … Continue reading

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On The Connection Between Self-Help Books And The Occult

At first glance, it would not appear as if there would be any obvious connection between self-help books and the occult, but the connection is one that is commonly made by those who study the history of various hermetic thinkers, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Magician

The Magician, by W. Somerset Maugham The backstory behind this book is at least as interesting as the book itself, in that the author managed to take a creepy and unpleasant real life personage in Aleister Crowley and turn him … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beasts & Wear To Find Them By Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling) As someone who is more than a little bit familiar with the broader corpus of literature relating to the Harry Potter universe [1], and someone who reads and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lost Civilization Enigma

The Lost Civilization Enigma:  A New Inquiry Into The Existence Of Ancient Cities, Cultures, And Peoples Who Pre-Date Recorded History, by Phillip Coppens While the contents of this book will likely be unfamiliar to most readers, whether or not they … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sorcerer’s Companion

The Sorcerer’s Companion:  A Guide To The Magical World Of Harry Potter, by Allan & Elizabeth Kronzck I found a great deal of amusement in reading that this book was not in any way endorsed by J.K. Rowling or by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Am I?

What Am I?, Or, The Nature Of Existence, by Alasdair Forsythe This is the second book by the author I have read [1], and like many of the books in my collection, it deals with questions of logic and existence [2], … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Introduction To Alchemical Philosphy

An Introduction To Alchemical Philosophy, by Alasdair Forsythe This book is one of three books that I downloaded for free from the author, who happens to be the person responsible for the Forgotten Books page that I am so fond … Continue reading

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