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I was extremely disappointed by Authentic Thaumaturgy. The author, Isaac Bonewits, is a practicing magician who supposedly received a degree in Magic from. 22 Jan Here’s an excerpt from the Second Edition of Authentic Thaumaturgy, my book on magic and religion for players of fantasy games such as. 7 May Isaac Bonewits on The Laws of Magic (excerpt from his ‘Authentic Thaumaturgy’).

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However, if you like to tinker with your magical system, if you run a campaign in thaumatugry wizards play a major role, or if you want to read autnentic book that has influenced countless game designers since its first publication, this is an excellent addition to your library. The book goes on to discuss clerics, who are simply magicians who can tap into their god for extra powers.

Lee added it Jul 24, Tanwen Ravensword marked it as to-read Sep 14, Refresh and try again.

This role-playing game related article thaumturgy a stub. But then, theological depth is not what we should expect from hysteria mongers and professional witchhunters. It is possible to establish external communication with entities from either inside or outside of oneself, said entities seeming to be outside of oneself during the communication process.

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Authentic Thaumaturgy

This is the Law that controls most lengthy or permanent possession phenomena. Ted rated it liked it Feb 09, It also reveals the “real magical” roots of th — Treat this book as a crossover to your occult section. Click the button to make a fast and secure donation to Isaac and Phaedra Bonewits, so they can afford to keep this website going and growing!


Return to Book Page. Dave Olsher marked it as to-read Apr 03, These 26 laws are in order: The spell system itself is, at its heart, authnetic simple thing. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The best possible example of this is the Internet. Wesley rated it liked it Sep 11, Ricardo Gladwell marked it as to-read Nov 11, The tables and formulas were originally constructed with the help of professional mathematician, game player, thaumaturgg friend Larry Press.

I tried to decipher them, but failed utterly. Gary Colcombe rated it it was amazing Mar 06, I was originally asked by a game publisher Chaosium to write this book on how players of fantasy games could improve the realism of their magical characters.

This may seem an unusual approach, but then the author does an admirable job of showing how these may be extrapolated into almost any sort of spell effect, ranging from the traditional to the experimental that give GMs headaches when their players discover autthentic. I have thuamaturgy many years doing research, writing books the best known of which is my first, Real Magic, still in print from Samuel Weiser Publications and articles, giving lectures and running classes in minority belief thamaturgy, including magic, Witchcraft, Druidism, psychism, Voodoo, etc.

Most magicians quickly discover their own flairs and flaws. As a matter of practical use, the Laws are seldom if ever applied in isolation.

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Julie tnaumaturgy it it was amazing Sep 05, Readers should feel free to take all, part or none of my suggestions, depending upon how they think the ideas would fit with their game universes. This Law is often used in attraction spells, by saturating the aura of the magician or client with symbols and energies similar to those wanted. Shannon Authenfic marked it as to-read Jul 27, The Law of Invocation is the main law used by Shamans and other Mediums because it deals with various types of possessions.


Since the thaumaturgt are based firmly on authentic occult theory and practice, however, every suggestion followed will add yet another touch of magical realism to your games. He was a liturgist, speaker, journalist, Neo-druid priest, and a singer, songwriter, and independent recording artist. Books by Isaac Bonewits.

Authentic Thaumaturgy

This Law is so fundamental that hardly any work on ajthentic has ever been published without mentioning it. Ray rated it it was amazing Nov 07, John rated it really thaumautrgy it Feb 27, Written by professional occultist Isaac Bonewits, Authentic Thaumaturgy describes how to create “realistic” magical systems for roleplaying games.

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