Twelve Lessons in the High Magickal Arts:
- By Donald Michael Kraig
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Revised, Expanded ed. edition (September 8, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738715786 | ISBN-13: 978-0738715780
Written for solitary practitioners of the high magic arts, this book will help to guide you on the art of ritual magick. Based on Hermetics and planetary magick, it’s easy to understand formula will show you the basics of meditation and visualization, and important and necessary step in magick. Learn about charging and using the tools of magic, how to use talismans and amulets, and how to practice psychic self defense. No matter what your path is these are the basics of ritual magic that you can carry with you for a lifetime.
As a guidebook the lessons progress from easy to complex so it is perfect for those who are just beginning ritual magic. This book is also a great introduction to the works of Crowley and the Golden dawn, because it works with many of the same basic rituals that they use in those ancient systems of ritual magick. You do not necessarily have to be a fan of Crowley or the Golden Dawn to appreciate this book, however as it covers many of the basic aspects of ritual magic in general in a way that allows you to adapt it to your own personal style.
I always recommend that before you get into summoning from the Goeita you should have a basic understanding of high (ritual) magic so that you can get results. This book makes for a great introduction to all the things you may need to know to work ritual ceremonial magick, including how to create and perform your own magical rituals.