Magic, Power, Language, Symbol
A Magician's Exploration of Linguistics
By (author) Patrick Dunn
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Magic, Power, Language, Symbol by Patrick Dunn
Book DescriptionAll forms of magic are linked to language. As a magic practitioner and a linguist, Patrick Dunn illuminates this fascinating relationship and offers breakthrough theories on how and why magic works. Drawing on linguistics and semiotics (the study of symbols), Dunn illuminates the magical use of language, both theoretically and practically. Analyzing the structure of ritual, written signs and sigils, primal language, incantations across cultures, Qabalah and gematria (Hebrew numerology), and the Enochian vocabulary, he poses new theories on the mechanics of magic.This revolutionary paradigm can help magicians understand how sigils and talismans work, compose Enochian spells, speak in tongues for magic, create mantras, work with gematria, use post-modern defixios, and refine their practice in countless other ways. ""Magic, Power, Language, Symbol" is a unique tour de force that reinterprets the very nature of magic - placing it within the modern sciences of symbolism (semiotics) and language (linguistics). Within this paradigm, Dunn explains something that most other books miss: a logical and scientific understanding of how and why real magic actually works." - Donald Michael Kraig, author of "Modern Magick".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738713601
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Llewellyn Publications,U.S.
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S.
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Patrick Dunn
Patrick Dunn (Chicago, IL) is a poet, linguist, Pagan, and a university English professor with a PhD in modern literature and language. His understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. He has practiced magic since childhood. Visit him online at https: //pomomagic.wordpress.com.
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