Magical Pathworking: Techniques of Active Imagination, by Nick Farrell
Llewellyn, 226 pp., 2004
If you can only do one occult book order a year, then this book should be included in that order. 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 about the book were the techniques that Nick uses in this book. The techniques are accessible and easily adapted to a person’s own style of magic, so that if you’re not inclined to use the Golden Dawn structure of magic you can stick with your own and still use these techniques.
There are several other bonuses to this book. Mr. 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 Nick not only does that, but does it well.