The lives and spiritual practices of Paschal Beverly Randolph, Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, Marjorie Cameron, Anton LaVey and Others.
Auteur: Michael William West, voorwoord van Hannah Haddix
Druk: Niet genoemd
ISBN: 9781644111635 / 1644111632
Uitgeverij: Destiny Books, USA
Offering a fascinating introduction to the occult practice of sex magic in the Western esoteric tradition, Michael William West explores its history from its reintroduction in the early 19th century via Paschal Beverly Randolph to the practices, influence, and figureheads of the 20th and 21st century, such as Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, and Genesis P-Orridge, founder of Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth.
on 12 influential sex magicians, some well-known and some who have remained in
obscurity, West details the life of each sex magician and how the practice of
sex magic affected their lives. He explains how most of these figures used sex
magic - as a means rather than an end, utilizing their practice to enhance and
enrich their life's _ work, whether in the arts, sciences, or as a spiritual
leader. He examines Paschal Beverly Randolph, the founding father of modern sex
magic; explores the tragic and mystical life of Ida Craddock; and discusses, in
depth, iconic figures like Aleister Crowley and Austin - Osman Spare, who saw
sex magic as a source of artistic power and is now seen as a prophet - of the
chaos magick movement. Other sex magicians explored deployed magic to drive
themselves to the highest echelons of achievement: in literature, William S.
Burroughs; in music, Genesis P-Orridge; and in science, Jack Parsons, who
openly used magic while making unconventional breakthroughs in rocket science.
The author also examines Maria de Naglowska, Julius Evola, Franz Bardon,
Marjorie Cameron, and Anton Szandor LaVey, _ and he presents one of the final
interviews conducted personally with Genesis P-Orridge.
While these sex magicians each followed a different spiritual path and had varying degrees of notoriety and infamy, one common thread emerges from looking at their interesting lives: utilizing magic to know thyself and change your reality is a journey that requires imagination, creativity, and self-awareness on the quest for enlightenment.
Michael William West is an author and filmmaker from Paris, France. He has been a student of the occult and practitioner of left-hand traditions for almost 20 years, He writes for A Viod magazine and released the film, 9 Circles: Limbo. He lives in Paris.
Zoekwoorden: magie, heksen, heks, hekserij, pagan, magie, kopen, bestellen, winkel, webshop, sexmagic, seksmagie, occult, left-hand magic, hogere magie, seks
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