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Magick in Theory and Practice Hardcover – March 1, 1992


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Castle Books (March 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555217664
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555217662
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #942,446 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a very difficult read, and that's putting it mildly.
Michael C Smith
This is a very useful reference. "MAGICK ..." is a seminal work for any student of Aleister Crowley.
Richard Ballard
If you are interested in the Occult at all, or are a magick practioner, GET THIS BOOK.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By N. Jacobs on May 12, 2003
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This book covers everything that a true practitioner must know when approaching magick. The first half of the book is highly informative, and helps you cover all the bases in creating the proper mood sets as well as enviroment for your work. The second half contains several of the most important magickal rituals of Thelema, the most important being the Star Ruby banishing. If you are interested in the Occult at all, or are a magick practioner, GET THIS BOOK. You will not regret it. I have two of Crowley's other books, and they're a bit difficult to digest, but this is very smooth reading. HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Walter Five VINE VOICE on September 19, 2011
I don't know who "Martino Fine Books" are, Googling them seems to indicate a Used Book Store near Hartford, Conn. But with them now advertising a paperback edition of "Magick In Theory And Practice" that is going for $57.99, and a hardback edition for $199, I thought a direct reference to their product might prove instructional to the potential buyer. This is merely a facsimile of the original edition, which itself was Part Three of "Book 4", and originally published in paperback between 1929 and 1932, in four parts.

Instead of paying a very high price for an unknown publisher's highly priced edition, I'd highly recommend that any potential buyer seek out the Dover Paperback edition (very cheap) or the Castle Press hardback edition (relatively cheap)Magick: in Theory and Practice, or better yet-- get the lovely and durable hardback of Magick: Book 4, Liber Aba (Magick Bk. 4), as it has the complete text of "Magick In Theory And Practice" as well as the other three parts of "Book 4", and actually costs less (here on Amazon) than the paperback edition that Martino Fine Books is trying to shill here.

If any of you have purchased this edition, and can tell me what it has (if anything) that would command these prices, I would greatly appreciate your making mention of it in the comments section.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful By E. M. Hodge on February 11, 2006
Format: Paperback
Aleister Crowley's lecture notes on the subject of magic read exactly as it sounds like they would. Some people have said that the book is so difficult it reads like the Bible. I disagree... I think it reads like COMMENTARY on the Bible! Israel Regardie, Crowley's friend and secretary for many years, once said that he uses "language like a bludgeon where a scalpel would do..." No where is this more evident than in Magic in Theory and Practice.

But despite this, anyone interested in the subject absolutely MUST struggle through it. Crowley's knowledge of magic was unparalleled for his time and remains rarely challenged. This book was written earlier in his life, before years of drug-abuse and syphilis had a chance to ravage his obviously powerful mind. Though the discussion, as it were, ranges from typical magical ritual to the dark "drug-and-sex" magic he's famous for, this wide variety of explanation, theoretical musing and practical advice can't be beat.

That being said, it needs to be approached with a strong will. Crowley's path is tempting, especially for people who are interested in magic for its more Faustian aspects. People who want wealth, fame, sex and power will see the perfect opportunity in this book. After all, Uncle Al died famous and rich, right? Wrong. He died poor, desparate and alone, barely eeking a living by mooching off of his sycophantic followers. The path he chose has its price, and readers should remember that when they peruse these pages.

Okay, editorializing aside, this book has some gems of wisdom in it that really can't be found elsewhere if you have the patience to look. If you want to be a Magus, you need to read this book and take what you can from it. For followers of any path and on any level of study, this book will most likely provide some interesting ideas. Its not 5 stars, because its not 100% accessible by everyone, nor is it easy to read, but its definitely 4 stars with high marks. Hope you enjoy!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael C Smith on June 11, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book is a very difficult read, and that's putting it mildly. However, once you get through the flash and the flare, you begin to realize that Crowley had a real insight into the workings and fundamentals of magick. If you can find a copy of this book, snatch it up, it's worth every penny and worth all the time and trouble.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful By W. ADAM MANDELBAUM on August 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
Crowley's magnum opus of magic would be much better understood by a reader with a rather thorough background of Crowley's life, works, and vices. The introduction, however, is sensible reading for all who wish to tread the path of ceremonial magick. The rest of the book, while nourishing for would be [and actual] Thelemites, is certainly not to be taken as anything except the Gospel According to Aleister Crowley. If you are not into Crowleyanity, you'd probably be much better served by Franz Bardon in his Initiation Into Hermetics. More practical exercises, less bad poetry.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1996
Format: Hardcover
Crowley exlains as well as anyone can the magic and mystery of existence in an essentially magical world. practical tips and hints abound, but this volume is not for those expecting "tantra for dummies": the subject itself is by definition obscure, and to explain the nature of the three in one , or the adept's lantern , cannot be easily done.
the author was the greatest master of recent years, whose entire existence was much larger than life. while he was both satanist and saviour to many who loved him and loathed him, there is no denying his grasp of the broad sweep of the magical horizon
If you hear the piper in the woods, and see the movement of the gods in all things, then read, meditate, and make up your own mind: you will not remain unaffected
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