This book arises from a deep appreciation of the sense magicians know well: enchantment, or wonder. Dimitri, a writer who has been writing on esoteric movements both in fiction and research for 20 years, tackles a profound subject with the lightest of touches. Deep ideas are expressed conversationally, and range from Rudolf Otto's theology to witches' coven practices, to the feeling one has when baking bread. A chapter on 'The Dark' includes an interview with a Wiccan priestess who works at Treadwell's, so if you want a snapshot into our world, check out chapter two.

Each section ends with a few suggested exercises, always perceptively apt.


London: Head of Zeus, 2018. Paperback, 343 pages. 


That Sense of Wonder (PB) - Francesco Dimitri