Synopses & Reviews
The Magician's Companion by Bill Whitcomb is the most complete collection of practical information on magical systems from around the world you can add to your magical techniques.
It begins with a complete introduction to magic, from definitions to a program of study so you can use the many systems described in the book. There are 91 systems described, including:
-The four worlds of the Hopi
-The Hindu Tattwas
-The Chinese Five Elements
-The eight Chinese trigrams
-The Qabalistic Tree of Life
-The meridians of acupuncture
-The druid tree alphabet
-The Enochian system
-The color scales
-The hexagrams of the I Ching
-The 72 names of God
There is so much more in this book. You'll also learn the techniques of working with:
-Deities from numerous pantheons
-Magic squares and sigils
-Attributions for gems and minerals
This just scratches the surface of what has been acclaimed as one of the greatest research tools ever for magicians of all type.
The magical knowledge of our ancestors comprises an intricate and elegant technology of the mind and imagination. The Magician's Companion makes the ancient systems accessible, understandable, and useful to modern magicians by categorizing and cross-referencing the major magical symbol systems. In fact, as a cross-reference, it is simply beyond compare.
The Magician's Companion is the single source with the most complete information on Eastern and Western magical systems ever published. Students of mysticism, mythology, symbolic art, literature, and even cryptography will find The Magician's Companion of infinite value. This book is a must.
This "desk reference" overflows with indispensable occult and esoteric materials. Author Bill Whitcomb discusses and compares over 35 magical models including the Trinities, the Taoist Psychic Centers, Enochian magic, qabala, and Worlds of the Hopi. Includes the theory and practice of magic and ritual; sections on alchemy, magical alphabets, and more.
A practical encyclopedic guide to magical and religious symbolism.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 571-577) and index.