|Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick. Edited by Lon Milo Duquette and David Shoemaker|
Llewellyn published this book earlier this year. It is a scholarly 500-page overview of the western mystery tradition, everything from Qabalah and alchemy to the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley. I started flipping through when it first arrived last week, but soon made the decision to read it cover to cover. Very impressive.
The limited edition hardcover retails for 75 bucks and is signed by the editors, Lon Milo DuQuette and David Shoemaker. There's also a paperback version available for about half that price.
"A Comprehensive Collection of Magical Wisdom in One Indispensable Book
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick brings together the myriad occult philosophies and techniques necessary for a thorough understanding of the esoteric arts. This magnificent treasury is filled with fascinating insights from today's most esteemed working practitioners, developing the rich details of a dozen topics that together comprise the Western Mystery Tradition. Within these pages, you will explore the rituals and ideas that have shaped the history and modern practice of magick. Edited by virtuoso occultists Lon Milo DuQuette and David Shoemaker, this brilliant collection of new writings is the preeminent reference work on the occult arts and sciences.
Foundations of Western Magic (Sam Webster) • Qabalah (Anita Kraft & Randall Bowyer) • Planetary Magic (David Rankine) • Alchemy (Dennis William Hauck) • Demonology & Spirit Evocation (Dr. Stephen Skinner) • The Magick of Abra-Melin (Marcus Katz) • Enochian Magick & Mysticism (Aaron Leitch) • The Golden Dawn (Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero) • Thelema & Aleister Crowley (David Shoemaker) • Polytheistic Ceremonial Magic (John Michael Greer) • Magician's Tables (David Allen Hulse) • The Future of Ceremonial Magick (Brandy Williams)"