Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"

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Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"

Postby Fomalhaut » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:23 pm

I have been giving a thought to start this topic for a while. Would anyone be interested to join to read and share thoughts on the first two sections of Chapter I: The antiquity of Magical Rituals from the first part of Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"?

Section 1. The Importance of Ceremonial Magic: http://www.sacred-texts.com/grim/bcm/bcm05.htm

Section 2. The Distinction between White and Black Magic: http://www.sacred-texts.com/grim/bcm/bcm06.htm
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Re: Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"

Postby Nefastos » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:41 pm

Fomalhaut wrote:Would anyone be interested to join to read and share thoughts on the first two sections of Chapter I: The antiquity of Magical Rituals from the first part of Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"?


I am.

When reading Waite, let's keep in mind his quite paradoxical stance. He was an active Golden Dawn member & ritualist, who at the same time was overtly sceptic towards magic. (Later, he came to stress the religious & mystic aspect of the work.) It is said that he chose to this grimoire work of his many poor examples on purpose, because of his loathing of the subject. :)
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Re: Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"

Postby Fomalhaut » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:49 pm

Nefastos wrote:
Fomalhaut wrote:Would anyone be interested to join to read and share thoughts on the first two sections of Chapter I: The antiquity of Magical Rituals from the first part of Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"?


I am.

When reading Waite, let's keep in mind his quite paradoxical stance. He was an active Golden Dawn member & ritualist, who at the same time was overtly sceptic towards magic. (Later, he came to stress the religious & mystic aspect of the work.) It is said that he chose to this grimoire work of his many poor examples on purpose, because of his loathing of the subject. :)
Thanks a lot for the warning, Frater!
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Re: Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"

Postby Fomalhaut » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:37 pm

It seems like only me and Fra Nefastos are attending this reading idea. Anyone still interested is still welcome. Is it ok if we put our first thoughts on what we read after 21st March? Any thoughts before date are also very welcome.
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Re: Arthur Edward Waite's "The Book of Ceremonial Magic"

Postby Nefastos » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Fomalhaut wrote:Is it ok if we put our first thoughts on what we read after 21st March?


Sounds fine.
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