The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic - Eliphas Levi
This 1884 classic is a masterwork of nineteenth-century occult thought, influencing generations of occutists which came in its wake, not least Dion Fortune, Franz Bardon, and Aleister Crowley. This new edition, introduced and translated by John Michael Greer and Mark Anthony Mikituk restores this landmark work, together with its original illustrations and symbols, to its place in contemporary occult thought. Although not for the faint of heart, Levi's classic text offers the reader a comprehensive course of magical training, with detailed instruction in the kabbalah, initiation, and the education and training of the magical will. So too, there is instruction on the use of talismans, necromancy, enchantments and spells, and the rituals of High Magic.
New York: TarcherPerigee, 2017. Paperback, xxviii 483 pages. New.