This book was brought to my attention by one of the best computer programmers I know, and I have to agree that if you have any interest in the occult, either practical or skeptical, you should get ahold of Real Magic
. As the publisher correctly notes, it examines every category of occult phenomena, from ESP to Eastern rituals, and explores the basic laws of magic, relating them to already established laws of nature. With wry humor and delightful irreverence, Bonewits brings magic out of the Dark Ages and into the Computer Age in a unique and spellbinding investigation that will intrigue believers and no-believers alike.
Bonewits is witty and possessed of a mind that peers around corners ... a fresh exploration of magic. -- Publishers Weekly (1971)
Definitely something newa book both scholarly and readable. -- San Francisco Chronicle (1971)
Groundbreaking and thought provoking, this seminal work of magical theory was perhaps the first logical, rigorously sensible look at magic. -- PanGaia, Issue #37, Number 3 of
Groundbreaking, this seminal work of magical theory was perhaps the first logical, rigorously sensible look at magic. -- PanGaia, #3 of 13 Pagan Classics
If you're looking for a book that shoots straight and tells it like it is, this is it. -- CollegeWicca.com
Simply the best general textbook and overview of magic written in modern times. -- The Necronomicon Files