• Rare Hermetic texts published in English for the first time.
• Includes instructions for developing psychic and magical powers.
In 1927 Julius Evola and other leading Italian intellectuals formed the mysterious UR group. Their goal: to bring their individual egos into a state of superhuman power and awareness in which they could act "magically" on the world. Their methods: the practice of ancient Tantric and Buddhist rituals and the study of rare Hermetic texts. So successful were they that rumors spread throughout Italy of the group's power, and Mussolini himself became quite fearful of them. Now for the first time in English Introduction to Magic collects the rites, practices, and knowledge of the UR group for the use of aspiring mages.
Included in Introduction to Magic are instructions for creating an etheric double, speaking words of power, using fragrances, interacting with entities, and creating a "magical chain." Among the arcane texts translated are the Tibetan teachings of the Thunderbolt Diamond Path, the Mithraic mystery cult's "Grand Papyrus of Paris," and the Greco-Egyptian magical text De Mysteriis. Anyone who has exhausted the possibilities of the mundane world and is ready to take the steps necessary to purify the soul in the light of knowledge and the fire of dedication will find a number of expert mentors here.
Introduction to Magic
Rituals and Practical Techniques for the Magus
Pietro Negri * Sub Specie Interioritatis
Leo * Barriers
Abraxas * Knowledge of the Waters
Luce * Opus Magicum: Concentration and Silence
Ea * The Nature of Initiatic Knowledge
The Path of Awakening According to Gustav Meyrink
Luce * Opus Magicum: Fire
Abraxas * Three Ways
Leo * Attitudes
Commentaries on the Opus Magicum
Leo * First Steps Toward the Experience of the "Subtle Body"
Knowledge as Liberation
Abraxas * The Hermetic Caduceus and the Mirror
Luce * Opus Magicum: The "Words of Power" and the Characters of Beings
Pietro Negri * Knowledge of the Symbol
Apathanatismos: Mithraic Ritual of the Great Magical Papyrus of Paris
Abraxas * Instructions for the "Awareness of Breath"
Oso * Notes on the Logos
Arom * First Experiences
Ea * The Problem of Immortality
Leo * Beyond the Threshold of Sleep
Ea * On the Magical View of Life
Abraxas * The Second Preparation of the Hermetic Caduceus
Iagla * Experiences: the Law of Beings
The Path of Realization According to Buddha
Luce * Instructions for Ceremonial Magic
Ea * The Doctrine of the "Immortal Body"
De Pharmaco Catholico
Abraxas * Magical Operations with "Two Vessels"--Reduplication
Tibetan Initiatic Teachings: The "Void" and the "Diamond-Thunderbolt"
Arvo * On the Counter-Initiation
Luce * Opus Magicum: Perfumes
Arvo * Conscious Thought--Relaxation--Silence
Ea * Considerations on Magic and Its Powers
Abraxas * Magic of the Image
Pietro Negri * An Italian Alchemical Text on Lead Tablets
Luce * Opus Magicum: Chains
Leo * The Attitude Toward Initiatic Teaching
Ea * Freedom, Precognition, and the Relativity of Time
Commentary on the Opus Magicum
Iagla * Serpentine Wisdom
Luce * Invocations
Excerpts from De Mysteriis
The Message of the Polar Star
Sirius * Mist and Symbols
Ea * On the General Doctrine of Mantras
Alba * De Naturae Sensu
Leo * Aphorisms
Pietro Negri * Adventures and Misadventures in Magic