The Pop Culture Grimoire by Taylor Ellwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Taylor has done it once again . Coming from the the context of Chaos Magick and Post Modern Magick come the concept of using pop cultural icon in magic instead of calling upon the ancient gods. Pop cultural icons have more power because they are more immediate to us and we see them everyday. They are in our subconscious.
This book is a compendium of article generated by different authors. Some authors like Lupa, Bill Whitcomb grace the pages of this volume. Other authors will write on music, tarot cards and invoking different heroes to help with your magic.
The first article deals with taking modern music into your ritual. As opposed to clasic celtic music or other neo pagan music , pop music ore contemporary music might have more meaning to the practitioner. This i would have to agree on. Modern music does tend to resonate with me more than typical neo pagan rituals.
Chaos magician also summon pokemon character based on their special ability . Techniques are drawn from Goetia and some of Philip Hines technique . People also summon video game characters to solve legal battles. Some do their rituals in the real of World of Warcraft.
In the realm Of tarot some use iTunes to make a playlist based on Tarot and the random shuffle make for a reading. Some design tarot based on comic books while others read them to comic book heroes. The book finishes off with a forgiveness ritual by Talor himself. It is based on Storm Constantines work.
Remember magic works if you believe in it.
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