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Review: Women of Power, by Jaq D. Hawkins

By Psyche | June 24, 2008 | 1 comment

Women of Power: The Woman As Magus, by Jaq D. Hawkins
CapallBann Publishing, 186163241X, (153 pp. including appendices, bibliography and index), 2006

“…most of the books on ceremonial magic continue to be written by men, despite significant numbers of female members existing in ceremonial magical Orders.”

Jaq D. Hawkins is the author of several books on magick. Her first, Understanding Chaos Magic, remains among the most straightforward introductions to the subject. Her latest book, Women of Power, tackles the subject of the woman as magus, what it means and how it plays out in practice. Continue reading


The Four Powers, by Nicholas Graham

By Psyche | December 10, 2007 | Leave a comment

The Four Powers The Four Powers, by Nicholas Graham
Megalithica, an imprint of Immanion Press, 1905713045, 128 pp. (incl. appendices, glossary, annotated bibliography), 2006

The Four Powers was written as the book Graham wished he’d had to accompany him on his first forays into magick as a young adult. As such, following a forward by Lupa (an early magickal co-conspirator and author of Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone, also published with Immanion Press), a note to parents is included. It seems unlikely a parent would buy this book for their teen, flip through it and find this message addressed to hir, though it’s a nice gesture. Continue reading


Kaostar!, by Francis Breakspear

By Psyche | November 15, 2007 | 2 comments

Kaostar, by Francis Breakspear Kaostar! Modern Chaos Cunning Craft, by Frances Breakspear
Hidden Publishing, 97809555523717, 118 pp., 2007

The early and mid-nineties saw a number of fresh and innovative books on chaos magick by the likes of Phil Hine, Jaq Hawkins, Jan Fries and, of course, Peter Carroll, but this seems to have petered out by the nills. More recently the rise in print-on-demand publishing companies like Lulu.com and CafePress.com have facilitated a revival in the classic texts, making titles such The Book of Results and The Theatre of Magick by Ray Sherwin available once more.

Chaos magick has never been an especially popular area of occultism; it places itself on the fringe of the fringe, occulted even amongst the occultists – it’s a glamour that suits it well, but there have never been chaos magick books published in the numbers seen by those relating to Golden Dawn style magick, for example. The chaos current has been proclaimed dead numerous times, but there’s life in ‘er yet. Continue reading


Psyche’s list of chaos magick books

By Psyche | September 29, 2007 | 1 comment

This list of chaos magick books was first published in an information pamphlet created for the Hamilton Pagan Harvest Festival in September 2007.

The bolded items are still in print as of this date.

Read these for a taste of the philosophy surrounding chaos magick:

Chaos magick is first and foremost about achieving results, therefore, don’t merely read these, do them: Continue reading


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