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3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Harmless, January 27, 2009
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This review is from: Walkers Between the Worlds: The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus (Paperback)
I bought this book because of the effort towards synthesis the authors have made. I am looking for something in the vein of "The Occult" by Colin Wilson, but written from "the inside".

The authors have obviously read a lot and the bibliography at the end of the book is interesting. The style is fluid and gentle. I would like to point out that several times I was annoyed by spelling mistakes, specially in the names of people, like "Cordevero" for "Cordovero". Please correct this in following editions.

Regarding the contents, I would say that they are "mostly harmless", in the sense that nothing special is revealed and no new insights are discovered. I would say that the authors offend no-one with this book, which is difficult given the wide and ambitious goal they have chosen.

Some topics are weaker than others, but in general I would say that this book is a good choice for a general reader willing to understand what the modern revival of occultism is about and what kind of ideas are present in these groups.

However, it was not what I was looking for.

A warning: all the exercises in the book are of the "guided meditation" type.
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Initial post: May 12, 2013 4:24:14 AM PDT
Major Leigh says:
Rosatto, Thank you. This is just the book I think I am looking for: guiding my first step into the "pool." Then, I shall try "The Occult" (Colin Wilson) to which you referred. Tight and useful review. Thanks again.
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