If It Was Easy, Everyone Would Be Doing It!, by Francis Breakspear, with contributions from Kate Hoodu and Dave Evans
Hidden Publishing, 9780955523731, 327 pp. (incl. bibliography and index), 2008
Francis Breakspear has written another light-hearted guide to magickal practice, with periodic intrusions by the academically inclined Dave Evans, and the sociologically minded Kate Hoolu. Breakspear casts himself in the role of both taskmaster and as acts a source of comic relief.
I say this book is light-hearted, but it is also meant to be worked through, not merely read. Breakspear constantly calls upon the reader to examine hirself – attitudes, food habits, recreation, sex – and, further, challenges the reader to challenge hirself. Many of the exercises focus on expanding one’s self-awareness, and becoming more fluid in one’s sense of identity. Continue reading