Ascroft, Dolores – The Ritual Magic Workbook
The Ritual Magic Workbook is the perfect resource for those who feel compelled to find answers about magic, but don’t have a group or tutor to which to turn for instruction. Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki helps you unravel what it means to practice magic. Her firm voice inspires you to look into yourself and judge your own motives. Do you want to practice magic because of the flashy effects in movies, or do you feel a deeper need to explore the mysteries of the occult? The Ritual Magic Workbook is broken into 12 monthly chapters, progressing from personal preparation to laying the foundation for your own temple, and on to the beginnings of simple ritual magic such as divination and healing. Read The Ritual Magic Workbook and you will know if the path of high magic is for you.
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The Ritual Magic Workbook offers the reader a structured and highly practical twelve-month introduction to ritual magic. Author Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, a founding member and former Director of Studies for the Servants of the Light (a well known occult school), has been a practicing occultist for more than 30 years. This 1998 Weiser edition is a reissue of a work originally published in 1986 by the Aquarian Press in England. The book’s self-paced course is designed specifically for the solitary student, although a number of rituals may be undertaken with a small group. Ashcroft-Nowicki offers the student a solid, sensible-and sometimes quirkily humorous-introduction to magic. To her credit, she refuses to wave the illusory lures of money, power and sex beneath the nose of the would-be magician. Instead she focuses on real magic; magic as a path of spiritual development. She encourages the student to examine the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ of magic. Yet the ‘how’ she provides is extensive: from what to wear and how to prepare and consecrate the temple, to a series of exercises, meditations, and rituals designed to open the magical world to the student. While not all occultists will agree with everything Ashcroft-Nowicki has to say, The Ritual Magic Workbook offers a good introduction to the subject and is recommended to the interested student.