Familiar Spirits: A Practical Guide for Witches & Magicians

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 259 pages
For centuries, familiars have assumed many forms-the heavenly lover of the shaman, the wise imp of the witch, and the elemental companion of the theurgist. But the time-honored practice of summoning a magical assistant has been mostly forsaken due to the false perception that it is both difficult and dangerous. Now, renowned occultist Donald Tyson shares his revolutionary system for safely and successfully summoning, directing, and dismissing a familiar. Accessible to dedicated beginners, these techniques do not require expertise in formal ritual, astrology, or the Kabalah.

Revealed here for the first time is Tyson's unique system for generating spirit sigils based on a set of symbols called Power Glyphs. Familiars summoned by this method become valuable assistants who will do everything in their power to fulfill your goals.

 

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Contents

The Nature of Spiritual Beings
1
What Is a Familiar?
19
Intimate Familiars
39
Dangerous Familiars
61
Spirit Vessels
91
Choosing a Companion
115
Summoning a Familiar Spirit
135
Strengthening the Bond
151
Division by Gender
209
Division by Elements
211
Zones of the Body
213
Symbolic Meanings and Objects
215
Elemental Correspondences
216
Individual Meanings of the Glyphs
217
Constructing Compound Symbols
229
Power Glyph Divination
239

Using Familiar Spirits
163
Banishing a Familiar
193
The Power Gylphs
207
Notes
245
Index
249
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About the author (2004)

Donald Tyson (Nova Scotia, Canada) is an occult scholar and the author of the popular, critically acclaimed Necronomicon series. He has written more than a dozen books on Western esoteric traditions. Visit him online at DonaldTyson.com.

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