Another excellent book by Patrick Dunn I Dunn S Approach To Magic "Dunn s thoughtful approach to magic It s the whisper that us there s something outside of our cave There s a light out there and what we love so much are just shadows of something so much lovable This was a very interesting book It had a lot of information that I was expecting Great job Author Patrick Dunn distills the profound wisdom writings of Neoplatonist philosopher Iamblichus into a practical spirituality for modern time Theurgy as articulated by the ancients is the physical approach to reestablishing the bonds between human and divine. The ancient world of Egypt Greece and Rome was home to a set of magical and spiritual technologies called theurgy that unite the practice of magic with the aims of religion Theurgy or godwork is the art of creating a stronger bond between the theurgist and his or her deities The results of this stronger bond were imminently practical stronger magic meaningful existence and a better life With the fall of Rome these techniues.
Patrick Dunn ✓ 3 downloadR and he presents a lot of helpful material for beginning to approach the Gods As far as that goes it s an easy recommendation to make you like his previous "Books You Ll Probably Like "you ll probably like oneThe handling philosophy is a very mixed bag pushing my overall rating for the book much closer to 3 stars if you re not just starting out in engaging with the Gods You get the hoary monotheist account of Neoplatonism that is disappointing in that it doesn t get put to any use within the text The segments on a One or Nous that transcends the Gods and euating the Gods with Ideas could be completely removed without altering the Witchcraft ceremonial magic or chaos magic you can benefit from the practice of theurgy You will learn techniues to create stronger bonds with divine forces call up and communicate with spiritual beings summon a magical assistant create statues imbued with divine spirit and master your own mind The ultimate goal is union with the "divine but theurgy is a practical path and every step on "but theurgy is a practical path and every step on path is designed to improve your li. .
Life with an understanding that the corporeal is "neither inferior nor antithetical to spiritual experience Its goal henosis is achieved through ritual and ceremony an art " inferior nor antithetical to spiritual experience Its goal henosis is achieved through ritual and ceremony an art has been both "neglected and denigrated through the ages with the rise of religious authoritarianism Mr Dunn guides the "and denigrated through the ages with the rise of religious authoritarianism Mr Dunn guides the through the steps of restoring this great tradition without advocating any one religious theme or pathThe philosophical roots of modern magic deserve books of this caliber this is an excellent reference and teaching text Unusually grounded and practical expert insight into ancient Roman and Greek magic Dunn is a good autho. Faded into obscurity and many of them were lost foreverThis book revives restores and reinvents these practices for a contemporary pagan or magical practitioner A mixture of scholarly research and examination of source texts and daring experimentation and extrapolation leads to a complete and workable system that can inform a variety of practices all presented in a relaxed lighthearted and readable way Whether you practice.