How to Become a Modern Magus: A Manual for Magicians of All Schools (Paperback)

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How to Become a Modern Magus: A Manual for Magicians of All Schools (Paperback)


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A detailed step-by-step program for building a magical practice

• Offers a full 12 months of activities, rituals, spells, and exercises to help you acquire magical skills and knowledge and achieve your goals

• Details the practice of Egyptian Soul Craft, including how to work with the KA and the BA and how to perform magical workings with Egyptian deities

• Shares spells for specific purposes, from manifesting wealth to summoning lost things to healing ailments, as well as providing templates to create your own rituals and custom spells

In this practical training guide, Don Webb lays out a detailed step-by-step program for building and sustaining a magical practice. Based not on Eliphas Levi’s correspondence system but on an older form of Egyptian magic, as well as drawing on Chaos Magic, shamanism, and the secret techniques of the Temple of Set, the program offers a full 12 months of activities, rituals, spells, and exercises to help you acquire magical skills and knowledge and maximize your strengths over the course of a year.

Beginning with the hows and whys of magic, as well as the real dangers of the occult and how to avoid or cure them, the author shares experiences from his 45 years of personal work and 30 years of teaching the magical arts. He presents the Inshallo Rite for creating a magical helper as the first step on the road to becoming a magician.

Presenting a chapter-per-month curriculum, he explores the magical powers of elements, gods, and esoteric traditions, with weekly and daily exercises as well as emotional and mental training connected to each month’s topic. He examines the four elements in depth, sharing rites, invocations, spells, and activities for working magically with each element.

Based on more than three decades of magical teaching, Don Webb’s guide to becoming a modern magus will help beginners start their magical journey and support experienced magicians to revitalize and balance their existing practice.
Ipsissimus Don Webb joined the Temple of Set in 1989 and served as its High Priest from 1996 to 2002. He has written and lectured on Left-Hand Path topics and the occult practices of Late Antiquity since 1995. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Product Details ISBN: 9781644113424
ISBN-10: 1644113422
Publisher: Destiny Books
Publication Date: January 17th, 2023
Pages: 480
Language: English
“A no-nonsense, hands-on, pedal-to-the-metal primer in dealing with the magical universe--its blessings, pitfalls, dangers, trips, traps, and triumphs. A great and inspiring read for those who are about to embark on the greatest journey and adventure of all: that of truly getting to know yourself.”
— Carl Abrahamsson, author of Source Magic and Occulture

“Many ‘instruction manuals’ for building a magical practice leave out a few inconvenient truths, like (a) becoming a better magician is hard work, (b) not everything will go your way regardless of how well you follow the instructions, and, most importantly, (c) unless you work first and foremost to transform yourself, your ability to cause change in the world will be limited. Don Webb thinks you are ready to handle these truths and has given you an honest road map. To point the way, he has created an innovative guidebook that stresses that magic must work with the whole self--all of your hopes, experiences, fears, desires--even when that work may be hard or uncomfortable. It is the rare book that is indispensable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners alike, regardless of their school or style. Don Webb is one of the very few authors on practical magic who can truly pull off this difficult task; whatever your approach is, this book will help you make it better.”
— Toby Chappell, author of Infernal Geometry and The Left-Hand Path

How to Become a Modern Magus gives any dedicated individual the framework and instruction they need for a full year of living magically. More than just spells and rituals, Webb provides a series of inquiries throughout the chapters that will help the student check in and test their growth. If you pick up this book and work it, I am confident you will be amazed at the improvements in both self-possession and outer circumstance that serious magic can achieve in just a year.”
— Jason Miller, author of Consorting with Spirits

“Don Webb can easily be credited with ensuring a critical and well-researched approach supported with exquisite writing in any of his works. Yet in this dish of intellectual delights he wins us over even more deeply as he provides the sincere seeker with not only a practical system of modern magic but also a psychological and spiritual initiation through the very quintessence of the maturing stages of occultism. It is a work that is at once practical and psycho-biographical, an honest deep dive into several systems coherently woven into a single elegant tapestry without watering down the true cost of living deliciously.”
— Adam Nox, host and creator of The Cult of You

“This is not a book; it is the cauldron of Magus Don Webb, into which he has poured a wealth of his experience, knowledge, and practice of the magical arts. Dipping into it will more than stir your imagination--it will slake your thirst to know more.”
— Judith Page, Setian, artist, and author of My Inner Guide to Egypt

How to Become a Modern Magus reveals the background of magic and shows not only the dangers but also the difference between magic and sorcery. A good book worth reading.”
— Claude Lecouteux, author of Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing

"How to Become a Modern Magus will for sure make you a more reflected person, more self-aware and more conscient. And in this it will also help you realise that your world or your universe depends on many elements working together in harmony for magic to become a reality – and that magic starts with the self-aware Magus. In this case, the Magus is someone who manages to keep his or her sanity and serenity in a world saturated by media and an excess of stimuli, someone who manages to move in worlds visible and invisible with agility, understanding and direction. A book that teaches all that deserves to be read, to be used and to be applauded!"
— Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold, psychologist and anthropologist