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Qabbalistic Magic, by Salomo Baal-Shem

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Qabbalistic Magic, by Salomo Baal-ShemQabbalistic Magic: Talismans, Psalms, Amulets, and the Practice of High Ritual, by Salomo Baal-Shem Destiny Books, 9781594773587, 470 pp., 2011
There are books aplenty on magic and its many side paths, but there are only a few of which I can truly say, ‘this is unique, this is something you must have on your shelf, this is a book you will turn to again and again.’- Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
Ashcroft-Nowicki is right, this is just such a book and it’s very refreshing to see. What makes this book on Qabalistic magick so different? No lengthy tables of associations for the Spheres and Paths, no cross-pollination or paradigms, no Christianization; this book is about the Jewish Qabalah, rather than the altered form more popular in Western Magickal Traditions. Read More

The Book of Enoch the Prophet, translated by R. H. Charles

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The Book of Enoch the Prophet, translated by R. H. CharlesThe Book of Enoch the Prophet, translated by R. H. Charles Weiser Books, 1578632595, 140 pp., 2003The Book of Enoch is a book that was removed from the Bible and the Torah for many reasons. Once it was held as an important book by the founding fathers of the Christian Church, for it detailed events of the Messiah before his coming, as well as expanded upon parts of the Old Testament. The text was lost (or more properly destroyed) in the fourth century when it was deemed heretical, it wasn't until the eighteenth century that the book resurfaced from an Ethiopian source, and a very interesting part of Judeo-Christian scripture was brought back to life. Read More