Brain Magick: Exercises in Meta-Magick and Invocation
by Philip H. Farber
(Llewellyn Worldwide, 2011)
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"All real magick requires both dedication and skill, here Phil
Farber delivers both. This is a guide to tapping into the living
magistery of the universe." - Dr. Richard Bandler, co-founder of NLP
How powerful, seductive, or mythical would you like your life to be?
The ultimate goal of invocation is to infuse your life with more excitement, purpose, and passion. Recent discoveries in neuroscience suggest that the magical practices of evocation and invocation are based in natural brain functions--this book is the first to present a theory of magick based on the new research. Brain Magick is packed full of exercises (more than 70) that illustrate the principles of neuroscience and magick, and has everything you need to quickly develop skill in the art of invocation.
This easily practiced form of ritual technology is appropriate for complete novices and magical adepts alike. If you are familiar with any kind of magick--Wiccan, Thelemic, Golden Dawn, Goetic, Chaos, or Hermetic--this book will provide opportunities to consider your practice in a new light, and take your magical experiences to a new level. Even if you've never practiced any magick before, you'll be able to start immediately.
—Andrieh Vitimus, author of Hands-On Chaos Magic
“Phil Farber continues to amaze. His work in Brain Magick: Exercises in Meta-Magick and Invocation is accessible, flexible and powerful all at the same time. Useful for the beginning mage or the seasoned magician, Brain Magick moves from easily understood, easily applied to incredibly complex and in-depth magicks.
"As usual, Farber’s sparkling and whimsical wit seasons this very serious work of artful technology.
"In Brain Magick, Farber’s mastery of both magickal technology and neuro-linguistic programming come together to create a work destined to become a well-worn tome in any serious magician’s collection.”
—Lasara Firefox Allen, MPNLP, best-selling author, and coach
“Farber begins by asking, ‘How much do you want your own story to rock?’ then with an exuberant ‘Woohoo’ proceeds to hand us sane and practical tools and exercises to become a true superstar in the only world that really matters … our own brain. Powerfully provocative and original, the next step in human consciousness may very well be known as ‘The Way of Wooho’.”
—Lon Milo DuQuette, Author of Low Magick: It’s All in Your Head—You Just Have No Idea How Big Your Head Is
“Brain Magick is a marvelous collection of fascinating models and delightful metaphors for understanding the nature and dynamics of consciousness, combined with powerful mind-changing techniques for taking charge of our lives, catalyzing our personal evolution, and reprogramming our brains. Philip Farber is a master magician, and in this scientifically-sound, well-researched book he shares a bounty of time-honored alchemical secrets for reinventing reality, as well as personal experiences that shed light on how to best utilize the transformative tools that he provides. Best of all, Farber’s passion and excitement for brain change contagiously spreads from every page. For those seeking to shamanically combine the practical and spiritual aspects of their lives, this unique integration of neuroscience, psychology, and ceremonial magick is essential reading.”
—David Jay Brown, coauthor of Mavericks of the Mind and Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse
“A delightful read that brought back the excitement of practical magick that I first experienced when discovering the works of the occult masters such as Aleister Crowley and Israel Regardie. In Brain Magick, Phil Farber captures the very essence of magickal training and offers a concise series of exercises designed to develop the magickal mind, The Will and the true self. Ideal for both novices and initiates alike, Brain Magick is the perfect companion to Aleister Crowley’s masterpiece Magick. In this practical workbook Farber updates magickal theory with current neurological research and practices drawn from psychology, personal development and NLP. Students of the esoteric arts will find this to be a veritable goldmine of techniques and explanations providing a practical toolkit for exploration of those hidden realms referred to as ‘occult.’ Without doubt, Phil Farber is a major force in modern magickal thinking and practice today.”
—Andrew T. Austin, author of The Rainbow Machine: Tales from a Neurolinguist’s Journal