I am constantly buying occult related books and I got two amazing books that I couldn't put down. These two books are not for the novice readers. The two books are Summoning Spirits By Konstantinos and Witchcraft Theory and Practice By Ly De Angeles. I found these two books very insightful and to the point when it comes to the two subjects. In my opinion if your really interested in furthering your knowledge and becoming better at evocations these two books are a must have. I really enjoyed reading the both of them and couldn't put either of them down once I picked them up.
Nice name. Maybe you should start an Opinion Column ... ;)
I have both of them (somewhere) I really liked the Summoning Spirts book myself..
Thanks for the recommendations. I've never read either author's work. It probably is about time to start reading about something new.
I like it when post like this are put up.It allows me to evaluate for myself where the person is and knowledge base they are coming from.
Konstantinos' book although not advanced by any serious practitioner's standards is o.k. and very much a beginners book.Even if it is mostly plagiarized from other places.A lot of the things he mentions and discusses shows he doesn't practice what he's writing about.
If you can get results from his "techniques" then great all that matters are the results.He takes a minimalist approach to evocation.
For beginners and just to compare where he(and his mistakes) are plagiarized from I would say pick up a old copy of Modern Magick by Don Kraig.(in the revised Kraig corrected the hexagrams in the BRH .)
I also own both books, I really enjoyed the writing in the 2 books I posted about. They are both very instructive and easy to understand. I feel they were both a good read.
That's great.Doesn't change what I said though.
Konstantinos is not a recommended selection in my opinion. He is not a real practicioner ....
I have Modern Magick by Don Kraig as well.
Thanks for adding your thoughts on two of the books you are enjoying. I'll go look through my library,.not sure if I have these or not.
Konstantinos? I've heard the name. Here's a (slightly) related story: I picked up a copy of "Nocturnal Magick" by Konstantinos for twenty five cents at the library's book sales shelf, donated by, it would have had to be donated since my local library has no books on magick, "Friends of the Library"; but sorry, can't tell you anything about the book or Konstantinos. I took it with me for a little light reading while in the waiting room to a visit to my Gynecologist. I forgot it, and left it there. Next visit, I asked about it, after all, it cost me a whole two bits. No one would admit to having seen it but my GYN kept making remarks behind my back that I could hear about "Satansim, ritual abuse, etc.". How typical. Even the doctors in my area need an enema.
KONSTATINOS mr. psychodrama... never heard of the other dude . i`ve often found that a good dictionary , and a good Road atlas were my two choices . as far as occult material it would be a battle . a damn good one for my money was Manley P. Hall "The secet teaching of all ages ". And I can see that "Modern Magic" has been mentioned which was handed to me years ago , so my next choice any book dealing with the Golden Dawn by I.REGAURDIE .