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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 (Revised Edition), by Isaac Bonewits. Weiser, 1989. Pbk. 282 pp. In excellent condition.

Isaac Emmons Isaac Bonewits, who died in 2010 ("At his death, Mr. Bonewits held the title of ArchDruid Emeritus"), was (according to the omniscient Wikipedia) “the first and only person known to have ever received any kind of academic degree in Magic from an accredited university”. He is described as “an American neo-Druid”, which probably tells you all you need to know. His photo is this book’s splendid frontispiece, and it shows a long-haired bearded hippyish gentleman, somewhat resembling the British actor Christopher Lee (of ‘Dracula’ fame), smoking a pipe.

Within this volume’s pages, the text is lively and entertaining (“I have yet to meet a single occultist who would admit that pajamas have astral bodies”---which is certainly good to know), and is illustrated with curious diagrams, such as that depicting ‘Psychic Energy Fields’ or the wonderfully pseudo-scientific ‘Decay Curve of “Telepathic Data Transmission as a Function of Distance, with Notes on “Static” Levels’. There is also an ‘RSPK Chart’ (don’t ask) on page 52. (What’s not to like?)

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Author(s):
Isaac Bonewits
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Weiser
Title:
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 (Revised Edition), by Isaac Bonewits. Weiser, 1989. Pbk. 282 pp. In excellent condition.

Isaac Emmons Isaac Bonewits, who died in 2010 ("At his death, Mr. Bonewits held the title of ArchDruid Emeritus"), was (according to the omniscient Wikipedia) “the first and only person known to have ever received any kind of academic degree in Magic from an accredited university”. He is described as “an American neo-Druid”, which probably tells you all you need to know. His photo is this book’s splendid frontispiece, and it shows a long-haired bearded hippyish gentleman, somewhat resembling the British actor Christopher Lee (of ‘Dracula’ fame), smoking a pipe.

Within this volume’s pages, the text is lively and entertaining (“I have yet to meet a single occultist who would admit that pajamas have astral bodies”---which is certainly good to know), and is illustrated with curious diagrams, such as that depicting ‘Psychic Energy Fields’ or the wonderfully pseudo-scientific ‘Decay Curve of “Telepathic Data Transmission as a Function of Distance, with Notes on “Static” Levels’. There is also an ‘RSPK Chart’ (don’t ask) on page 52. (What’s not to like?)

£9.99

Author(s):
Isaac Bonewits
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
282
Publisher:
Weiser
Title:
Real Magic: an Introductory Treatise on the Basic Principles of Yellow Magic

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