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PATHWAYS IN MODERN WESTERN MAGIC: edited by NEVILL DRURY

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Announcing a new peer-reviewed sourcebook on the Western Esoteric Tradition:

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Pathways in Modern Western Magic Edited by Nevill Drury

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This authoritative multi-authored volume – with contributions by specialist scholars as well as leading magical practitioners – provides a fascinating overview of the many different pathways that help define esoteric belief and practice in modern Western magic. Included here are chapters on the late 19th century Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the influential Thelemic doctrines of Aleister Crowley, and the different faces of the Universal Goddess in Wicca and the pagan traditions. Also included are chapters on Neo-shamanism in Europe and the United States – and an account of how these traditions have in turn influenced the rise of technoshamanism in the West. Also featured here are insider perspectives on Seidr oracles, hybridised Tantra, contemporary black magic, the Scandinavian Dragon Rouge and Chaos magic in Britain – as well as profiles of the magical artists Ithell Colquhoun, Austin Osman Spare and Rosaleen Norton.

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Contributors:
Nikki Bado * Jenny Blain * Nevill Drury * Dave Evans * Amy Hale * Phil Hine * Lynne Hume * Marguerite Johnson * Thomas Karlsson * James R. Lewis * Libuše Martínková * Robert J. Wallis * Don Webb * Dominique Beth Wilson * Andrei A. Znamenski

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CONTENTS
Introduction
Lifting the veil: an emic approach to magical practice LYNNE HUME

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The visual and the numinous: material expressions of the sacred in contemporary paganism DOMINIQUE BETH WILSON

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Encountering the Universal Triple Goddess in Wicca NIKKI BADO

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Away from the light – dark aspects of the Goddess MARGUERITE JOHNSON

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Neo-shamanism in the United States ANDREI A. ZNAMENSKI

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Neo-shamanism in Europe ROBERT J. WALLIS

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Seidr oracles JENNY BLAIN

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Magical practices in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn NEVILL DRURY

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The Thelemic sex magick of Aleister Crowley NEVILL DRURY

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The Draconian Tradition: Dragon Rouge and the Left-Hand Path THOMAS KARLSSON

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Claiming hellish hegemony: Anton LaVey, The Church of Satan and the Satanic Bible JAMES R. LEWIS

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Modern black magic: initiation, sorcery and the Temple of Set DON WEBB

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The magical life of Ithell Colquhoun AMY HALE

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Two chthonic magical artists: Austin Osman Spare and Rosaleen Norton NEVILL DRURY

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Nothing is true, everything is permitted: Chaos magics in Britain DAVE EVANS

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The computer mediated religious life of technoshamans and cybershamans Libuše Martínková

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The magic wonderland of the senses: reflections on a hybridised Tantra practice PHIL HINE

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Published by Concrescent Scholars http://www.concrescent.net/book/pathways-modern-western-magic

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Contact publisher directly for quantity and book-trade discounts: webster@concrescent.net

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Individual copies also available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pathways-Modern-Western-Magic-Nevill/dp/0984372997/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349290662&sr=8-1&keywords=Pathways+in+Modern+Western+Magic 6×9 in., Paperback, 484 pp. ISBN: 978-0-9843729-9-7 *

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