Anyone who has had any interest in magic has stumbled across Qabalah. Unlike Jewish Kabbalah (a closed tradition to those of the Jewish faith), hermetic Qabalah is an appropriation of the tradition that blends Jewish theology, astrology, Hermeticism, and Neo-Platonic philosophy. It serves as the roots from which many initiatory lodge systems, such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, arose. It can come across as overly complex, difficult to learn, and perhaps not entirely practical for those not interested in a formal ceremonial magic practice. However, in saunters Jack Chanek with his book “Qabalah for Wiccans: Ceremonial Magic on the Pagan Path,” and believe me, it changes EVERYTHING.
Trust me, I’m a lady that has looked into Qabalah. I’m an Israel Regardie fangirl (he founded the Golden Dawn). I’ve read the comic “Promethea” from Alan Moore (a ceremonial magician who wrote this comic centered around the Qabalah). Heck, I’m from a Jewish family, the Kabbalah should be in my DNA! Yet, the Qabalah has always remained foreign, alien, out of my grasp. But Chanek made Qabalah readily accessible. I’ve never been so exhilarated from a text. I get it! I got it! AMAZING!
Now, imagine finally getting Qabalah, and then finding out you can easily apply it to your Wiccan/Pagan practice! Chanek’s purpose in this book is to “show that Wicca and Qabalah are already compatible with each other,” and he succeeds. He writes from the perspective of British Traditional Wicca, but don’t worry, I’m decidedly not Wiccan and everything made sense. “Qabalah for Wiccans” has meditations, exercises, and rituals that will feel familiar to Wiccans, but help meld Qabalah with your practice.
To sum up, if you are ANYONE EVEN REMOTELY INTERESTED IN MAGIC, get “Qabalah for Wiccans” by Jack Chanek NOW!
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