London, Bibliothèque Rouge, 2018. Paperback, 179 pages. New.
The essential work of the magician in the Western Mystery Tradition is the achievement of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, and Frater Acher’s Holy Daimon provides both a historical overview and practical guide to that Great Work. Frater Acher gives a solid grounding in the beliefs of the ancient Chaldeans, Zoroastrians and Greeks in respect to the idea of the personal daimon, before turning to his own experiences with this magical operation with a photo-illustrated diary of his own workings that gives a unique window into the perspective of a contemporary magical practitioner. Finally, he recommends a series of streamlined practices for attaining systasis with the daimon, culminating in a fully restored ritual from the Greek Magical Papyri. A unique blend of scholarship, practical instruction and personal discovery, Holy Daimon is an excellent work for all those treading the path of magic towards adepthood.