Before You Cast a Spell: Understanding the Power of Magic

Carl McColman, Author New Page Books $15.99 (190p) ISBN 978-1-56414-716-5
McColman argues that readers must understand universal spiritual principles before they attempt to go about casting spells, raising or directing energy, or performing other kinds of magical procedures. Especially directed toward neophytes, his book uses a chatty style, employing catchy phrases such as,""First of all, let's get crystal clear about something, straight up. Magic and spellcraft involve power--spiritual power."" The author, a spiritual writer, teacher and speaker, takes readers through the myths of magic, laws of magic, ethics of spellcraft and concepts like the Goddess and the God. His approach is slow and precise, as he suggests, for example, that readers wait three days before casting a spell to make sure they really want the outcome.""Have you really tried every possible mundane means to achieve it?"" he asks. McColman, who grew up Christian, believes the notions that magic is superstition or evil are""outmoded."" His modern guide promises a careful approach to changing life through magic.
Reviewed on: 09/04/2000
Release date: 09/01/2000
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