- Ceremonial magic
- ritual magic
- high magic
- learned magic
This style of magic encompasses a wide variety of long, elaborate, and complex rituals of magic. Ceremonial magic is part of Hermeticism and Western esotericism.
The works included are characterized by ceremony and a myriad of necessary accessories to aid the practitioner. It can be seen as an extension of ritual magic, and in most cases synonymous with it.
Popularized by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, it draws on such schools of philosophical and occultthought as:
- Hermetic Qabalah
- Enochian magic
Did you know…….
English author and occultist Aleister Crowley often introduced new terminology for spiritual and magical practices and theory. For example, he termed theurgy “high magick” and thaumaturgy “low magick”. In The Book of the Law and The Vision and the Voice, the Aramaic magical formula Abracadabra was changed to Abrahadabra, which he called the new formula of the Aeon of Horus. He also famously spelled magic in the archaic manner, as magick, to differentiate “the true science of the Magi from all its counterfeits.
You should expect to dedicate many years in learning this style of magic. There are NO shortcuts. Any of these books will assist you in understanding the journey.