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Whether carved into amulets, daubed onto parchment, traced through ashes, or scratched in sand, ritual diagrams are the age-old precursors to our modern circuit boards, their intricately flowing lines summoning powerful energies. Five thousand years ago in China, the Yin-Yang alchemists of Taoism painted mysterious calligraphy onto rice paper, creating magic talismans imbued with the secrets of the universe. Each stroke and dot of their ink comprised a program for channeling the forces of nature, whether it be to influence human events or to establish contact with the non-material realm. In later years, and on other continents, the spiritual ancestors of the Taoist sorcerers developed their own systems of charms. In West African Vodou ceremonies, we find striking vévé diagrams, those stylized "character sketches" that compel the deities to come forward. In Europe, we find the goetic sigils, those mystical glyphs documented in the grimoires of Medieval evocation rites. Interestingly, the sigils and the vévés share some striking parallels. In both cases, the diagrams conjure astral forces into the earthly plane, and they do so with some very similar symbols. Do the similarities constitute mere coincidence, or do they point to a profound significance?
Über den Autor: Craig Conley is a magic enthusiast and scholar. Recognized by Encarta as "America's most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation," his intensive and eccentric research has led him to compile a true masterwork entitled Magic Words: A Dictionary. He has also authored One-Letter Words: A Dictionary, among other strange and unusual lexicons, and is a regular columnist for Pentacle magazine.
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001553575
Buchbeschreibung CreateSpace, 2006. Paperback. Buchzustand: Brand New. 120 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.30 inches. This item is printed on demand. Buchnummer des Verkäufers zk1452897484