The Laws of Magick; Hobgoblin; Devil Doll; Initiation; How eternal Death Came Into the World; A Tale of Two Sisters; Andy; Descent Into Hell; Deja Vu for You, Too; One Summer; Mardi Gras; The Bornless Ritual; 13; Satan's Game; The Monkey's Paw; The Pursuit of Happiness, That is, Gold; A Tale of Old Haiti; Andy II; Body Language; Senator; Spedlins Tower; Hobgoblin Revisited; Mudras; The Reading; Wands and Other Magical Weapons; Pirates; The Knights Templar; The Castle of Good Hope; The Theatre Royal; The Cross; Devil's Bayou; A Stitch in Time; The Metaphysics of Dice, Part One; The Metaphysics of Dice, Part Two.
Western civilization has lost its sense of the mysterious, its connection with the spiritual, with the numinous. We have substituted ignorance for gnosis. This book is a collection of bizarre magic routines and essays aimed at bringing back the union of the art of the magic performer and the art of the shaman, and to bring meaning and depth to our performances.
The book you hold in your hand is not just a magic book. It is a Book of Magick. I hope you will find it a magickal book, as well. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between performance magic and real magick. This is the art of the shaman, the "witch doctor," the "medicine man." It is also a part of the movement in magic to recover the age-old reality of magic, to give meaning back to magic, and to provide answers to the seldom-asked question behind the performance of magic: "Why?"