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Review: Ecstatic Ritual, by Brandy Williams

By Mike Gleason | December 1, 2008 | Leave a comment

Ecstatic Ritual: Practical Sex Magic, by Brandy Williams
Immanion Press, 978-1-905713-25-7, 145 pp., 2008

This is a revision (perhaps enhancement is a better word) of a book issued in its original form twenty years ago. During the intervening decades there have been many changes. Some of these changes have had a major impact on the world of sex magick (the AIDS epidemic is one example) while others are less obvious (more works by female writers). Nonetheless, they have all contributed to changes. Ms. Williams did an excellent job the first time around, and has made only minor changes to this second edition. Unfortunately, there are numerous dropped words in the text which should have been caught during the revision process, but which slipped through.

Ms. Williams has produced a very usable “101” book on a topic which is slowly gaining acceptance within the magickal community. For far too long the topic of sex magick (or, in my opinion, more properly, sexual magick) has been hidden away from the average magick worker, restricted to “higher initiates” and often relegated to the Left-Hand path or dark magick Continue reading

Review: Ecstatic Ritual, by Brandy Williams

By Taylor Ellwood | July 2, 2006 | Leave a comment

Ecstatic Ritual: Practical Sex Magic, by Brandy Williams
Prism Press, 1990

This was a rather interesting book on sex magic, that unfortunately is out-of-print. I got mine through Alibris. For someone who isn’t an experienced sex magician, this is an excellent book to read. As someone who has been actively working sex magic for a long time, I didn’t find anything new per se, though some of her approaches differed a bit from other books I read. I found the concept of sealing the chakras to be particularly interesting and useful.

Another thing I found very fascinating is that Williams spends a small, but significant section describing BDSM in magic. She describes the use of guided meditation in BDSM, as well as some other practices…and as far as I can tell is the first author to do so.

Well worth a read.