The first part of an incredible conversation with internationally acclaimed author, practicing magician and scholar, Dr. Stephen Skinner. Dr. Skinner is helping restore magic’s place as an incredibly important practice and technology. Dr. Skinner has written more than 46 books, translated into more than 20 different languages. He received his PhD in Classics from the University of Newcastle for his research on the Greek text of the Graeco-Egyptian magical papyri and a number of Latin grimoires. We talk about:
*The real relationship between scrying and ceremonial magic
*How 'belief' is not required at all in magical operations
*The importance of smell in spiritual attraction and pacification
*When and how to use a consecrated sword
*Should you have multiple people in the circle during an operation?
*The "stick and carrot" approach to evocations
*Daoist magic and Western magical connections
*So so much more!
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