The Rites of Magick
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However, Runyon's newest offering, The Rites of Magick, is more than a visual textbook of magical theories and techniques (although there is a wealth of that in this DVD - so much in fact that the viewer will wish to review it several times to glean its precious jewels). It is quite literally an historic document - a record of real magick dramatically celebrated at the dawn of the late 20th century neo-pagan explosion. This window on magical history, in and of itself, makes this documentary a unique treasure.
Although I'm not a member of the Order of the Temple of Astarte, or the Church of Hermetic Sciences, Inc., I've admired Poke and his work for over 30 years. Like all pioneers of vision and genius he attracts his share of critics and detractors. This is to be expected, even welcomed by a man of Runyon's stature. In my opinion, The Rites of Magick is a beautiful and profound testament to the art of western magick, and perhaps the finest DVD of its kind ever produced.
This video is eerie, fun, and essential viewing for the macabre and ceremonial magician types out there. Here you will see his order perform a very interesting Tantric version of the GD Middle Pillar exercise, a group repast/celebration, a detailed pathworking, a variety of different shots of LBRP, some ceremonies, and a very ominous Opening by Watchtower. I've personally watched that Watchtower ceremony many times, and it gets a little eerier each time...perhaps due to Runyon's introductory description of the Enochian angels (they sound more like demons to me). I know I might get torched for that remark, but it's true...apocalyptic is too much for me.
Overall, I'd have given it 5 stars if it had a little less OTA specific ceremonies and more general info about things like sacred tools, invoking versus evoking, and the like. Still, a very watchable piece.
This is a good primer for students in letting them see that are different ways and interpretations. Not a favorite, but will use with newbies.
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It bores me. So boring this video is. Gave me a headache too. Such a shame. It is a topic I'm very interested to know more of, but after 10 minutes into it, the narrators' voice is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Yusiley Sierra
I enjoyed watching the entire video and appreciated the warnings and the information.Published 24 months ago by Christie McMahon
I like this one a great deal. I am going to get other by him. I do not parctice this but I did learn a lot.Published on August 9, 2013 by gillian
Get ready for an in depth look at Magick. I learned stuff from this dvd that I have never heard anywhere else. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by kdeva7