- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 15270 KB
- Print Length: 445 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications (8 February 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07TN7QYSS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 23 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #386,234 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick: A Comprehensive Guide to the Western Mystery Tradition (Llewellyn's Complete Book Series 14) Kindle Edition
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Lon Milo DuQuette (Costa Mesa, CA) is a preeminent esoteric scholar and the author of sixteen critically acclaimed books on magick and the occult, including Enochian Vision Magick and The Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford.
David Shoemaker (Sacramento, CA) is a ritual magician and the author of several occult books, including Living Thelema. David is the Chancellor and Prolocutor of the Temple of the Silver Star and a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis.
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Preliminaries: This review is for the Kindle edition of Llewellyn's Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick: A Comprehensive Guide to the Western Mystery Tradition. Read on Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle for PC app.
Review: The Kindle Edition is full of formatting issues. Some of the tables are unreadable. The Hebrew characters are almost squashed flat in some tables as to be unreadable - examples the Athbash Cipher and Aiq Bekar tables.
There are numerous instances of numbers and words that run together without spaces. The numbers seemingly have no meaning in the text - examples “39Sepher ha-Bahir”, “200Who Wrote the Book of Abramelin”, etc.
There are words that run together without spaces - some examples in the Kindle table of contents include “Book2: Qabalahby Anita Kraft & Randall Bowyer”, “Book 4: Alchemyby Dennis William Hauck”, “Book1: Foundations of Western Magicby Sam Webster”
There are also blocks of text that are strangely formatted throughout the book. The block it seems is formatted around the text instead of the text being formatted to fit the block - so the block either expands or contracts based on the font or length of the text - example the header in each block is of a larger font so this gives every text block in the book a “T” shape.
There is a special character in the section on Demonology & Spirit Evocation that is not sized correctly and takes up the entire screen. This character was probably inserted as an image. This error is a showstopper.
There are too many formatting issues to list them all and I am sure there are more that I missed. When I came to the character that took up the entire screen I pretty much gave up on a detailed reading as it was too frustrating, so I scanned the rest of the book. I believe this book has great potential. Book 1 Foundations of Western Magic by Sam Webster is almost worth the price of the book alone. I have other books by almost every author included in this book and for some of the authors I have several. They are all experts in the field, so this book has potential to be a fantastic resource. The only thing holding it back is it’s poor formatting. Again this review is only for the Kindle edition of this book. I have not seen the hardback - it may not have any of these issues - therefore I would not hesitate to give it 5 stars. I do not recommend buying the Kindle Edition because of all the formatting errors. When the digital version of this book is corrected and I receive the update on my Kindle. I will be more than happy to come back and update this review.
There is very much to be taken away from this tome. On the surface it seems very broad and basic, but in between the pages there are still hidden puzzles for the Occultist/Wizard/Witch to process and discover.
Aloha & Blessed Be... Wenz Matta