Synopses & Reviews
Coleston Brownand#151;scholar and expert on the esoteric Christian traditionsand#151;reaches far beyond any other book of its genre to bring us a truly experiential form of Christianity. Drawing on the myths, legends, lore, and symbols inherent in the Christian tradition, Brown reveals the potential in all of us to use, as he does, Magical Christianity as a practice for healing and regenerating the spirit. Brown combines the insights he gained as a student under Gareth Knight, a renowned authority on Kabbalistic magic, with his own study of ancient texts and practice of the esoteric Christian tradition, developing this new work, the official text and formal course of training in what is now known as the Western Magical Tradition. Readers will be captivated by the symbols Brown covers in this book, including the sphere, the holy fire, the wheel of life, and the planes of being. He even details the magical power of sacred architecture rich in the Christian tradition as a basis for magical practice. This revised edition also includes an experiential meditation at the end of each chapter and a CD of guided meditations to bring readers more deeply into the transformative power of Christian symbolism.
Although many would never associate magic with Christianity, Coleston Brown proves that Magical Christianity is a specialized area of the Christian tradition that has been around since the beginning. Magic is a means of bringing about transformation through the mediation of spiritual energies, says Brown. These energies may be reached by understanding and working with specific symbols. Brown introduces readers to the primary symbols of mystical Christianity, including the sphere, axis, the holy fire, and the wheel of life.