Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age

Postmodern Magic The Art of Magic in the Information Age Fresh ideas for the modern mage lie at the heart of this thought provoking guide to magic theory Approaching magical practice from an information paradigm Patrick Dunn provides a unique and contempor

  • Title: Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age
  • Author: Patrick Dunn
  • ISBN: 9780738706634
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fresh ideas for the modern mage lie at the heart of this thought provoking guide to magic theory Approaching magical practice from an information paradigm, Patrick Dunn provides a unique and contemporary perspective on an ancient practice Imagination, psychology, and authority the most basic techniques of magic are introduced first From there, Dunn teaches all about symFresh ideas for the modern mage lie at the heart of this thought provoking guide to magic theory Approaching magical practice from an information paradigm, Patrick Dunn provides a unique and contemporary perspective on an ancient practice Imagination, psychology, and authority the most basic techniques of magic are introduced first From there, Dunn teaches all about symbol systems, magical artifacts, sigils, spirits, elementals, languages, and magical journeys, and explains their significance in magical practice There are also exercises for developing magic skills, along with techniques for creating talismans, glamours, servitors, divination decks, modern defixios, and your own astral temple Dunn also offers tips on aura detection, divination, occult networking, and conducting your own magic research.

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    One thought on “Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age

    1. Kyle

      The book starts off with a seemingly novel premise, but it rapidly becomes clear this is just a bait and switch to get marginal skeptics to read a bunch of staid New-Agey clap-trap by putting a cute, intellectual seeming twist on the underlying assumptions. Perhaps the author really takes it seriously, but it just comes off as a lame excuse.The level of discourse is rather unsophisticated ("gee whiz, I read about this and that and realized it was pretty neat, and you should try it, too, but be c [...]

    2. DDog

      Most of this book is not what I would call "postmodern." The "information paradigm," the semiotic web, the interpretation of magic as symbol manipulation, and the exercises for creating one's own symbol system are significant and make this book worth reading. However, the rest of the book doesn't differ much from other introductory magical texts in that the author presents "the way it should be done according to me" without explaining why or even connecting it back to the original thesis. Althou [...]

    3. Jordan

      This is an excellent book. If you are looking for an empowering book on magic, I would highly recommend it. I have read quite a few books on magic over the years and I always got hung up on symbols. Either I didn't have the required supplies or the suggested working didn't feel right for some reason. The result was that I didn't get much work done. Dunn's semiotic web paradigm teaches you to create your own symbol system and removes those barriers. I tend to always have the supplies I need becau [...]

    4. Christian

      I awaited an interesting and sophisticated take on magic but was rather bored by the practical stuff and didn't often agree with the sophistry. Dunn spends a considerable amount of time on theorizing about magic, thus explaining his "symbolic" model, derived from classic postmodern linguistics. This is in and of itself not a bad thing and certainly even necessary considering the close connection of magic with symbolism and language. Additionally it is way better than attempting to connect anythi [...]

    5. Asani Brewton

      I love Dunn's approach to explaining so many aspects of magic. His ideas on symbolism and the symbiotic web are well worth the read and have made me think.

    6. Crnbryeggshls

      A very useful book with interesting techniques and experiments. I only gave it a four because it is a little on the dry side.

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