In one book, J.H. Brennan has encapsulated an introduction to both low and high magick. He focuses mainly on the methods of the Golden Dawn (the most well known contemporary magical organization), but he also incorporates elements from sources such as the I Ching
and practices such as dowsing. While there are other practical primers on magick available, none tackles the stickier concepts such as Brennan's revelation that the astral realm is not just influenced by imagination but is
imagination. Brennan links magick to the mundane world in terms accessible to the novice and with demonstrations such as materializing a $100 bill to illustrate the fundamentals of magick. --Brian Patterson
About the Author
J. H. Brennan (Ireland) is the acclaimed author of over 90 books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Forbidden Truth, The Aliens Handbook, and The Spys Handbook (all published by Faber & Faber), Death: The Great Mystery of Life (Carroll & Graf), Martian Genesis and The Atlantis Enigma (both published by Dell), The Magical I Ching and Time Travel (both published by Llewellyn), and the popular Book of Wizardry (Llewellyn) under the alias Cornelius Rumstuckle. His works have appeared in more than fifty countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia.
Brennan is best known for his young adult fiction series, Herbie Brennans Faerie Wars (Bloomsbury) with combined sales exceeding 7.5 million. The creator of several role-playing books, his solo fantasy gamebook series GrailQuest (Dell) has sold over 6.5 million copies.
He resides in County Carlow, Ireland with his wife and ten cats.