Magical Pathworking: Techniques of Active Imagination, by Nick Farrell
Llewellyn Worldwide, 226 pp., 2004
If you can only order one occult book this year, then this it should be this book. Nick Farrell’s writing is elegant and yet to the point. There are no typos in this book and the writing is at the level that any person could understand the concepts that he conveys in this book.
What I found most enjoyably were the techniques that Nick uses. The techniques are accessible and easily adapted to a person’s own style of magick, so that if you’re not inclined to use the Golden Dawn structure of magick you can stick with your own and still make use of these techniques.
There are several other bonuses to this book. Farrell does an excellent job of providing a history behind the techniques and who and how they came to be developed. Even better, he actually knows who William Gray is, as well as other more obscure occultists. It’s rare to find an author who quotes and uses the work of these ground breaking magicians and it’s good to see that Farrell not only does that, but does it well.
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