Book Reviews Category

Rune Might by Edred Thorsson (Stephen E. Flowers)

I have read Rune Might by Edred Thorsson – which is the pen name of Stephen E. Flowers. I first encountered his writings a while back when reading Icelandic Magic (read my review of it here: Icelandic Magic by Stephen E. Flowers), which I found highly interesting. Therefore, I decided to continue along the same path […]

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The Mystery of the Grail by Julius Evola

I have read The Mystery of the Grail by Julius Evola. This book was at first just an appendix to Revolt Against the Modern World, but three years after its release Evola published The Mystery of the Grail as a book of its own – which is fortunate for us. On a personal note, I […]

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The Serpent Symbol in Tradition by Dr. Charles William Dailey

I have read Dr. Charles William Daily’s excellent book The Serpent Symbol in Tradition – A Study of Traditional Serpent and Dragon Symbolism, Based in Part Upon the Concepts and Observations of René Guénon, Mircea Eliade, and Various Other Relevant Researchers. At 572 pages, with quite technical language, reading the book is a bit of […]

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The Yoga of Power by Julius Evola

After reading The Hermetic Tradition (review here) and the three volumes of Introduction to Magic (reviews here and here) by Evola and the UR Group, I decided to continue along the esoteric path by reading The Yoga of Power. Evola approaches yoga in the spiritual sense, so this book is not practical in its nature – he does not elaborate on […]

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Two Models of Government by Dr Michael Arnheim

I few years back, I read Two Models of Government: A New Classification of Governments in Terms of Power by Dr Michael Arnheim. The central teaching presented in the book stuck with me as I found it profound and insightful. I mentioned the book in my Podcast episode on Vlad Dracula (available here: Podcast). Thus, […]

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The Hermetic Tradition by Julius Evola

After reading the three volumes of Introduction to Magic (reviews here and here) by Evola and the UR Group, I decided to continue on the same esoteric path by reading The Hermetic Tradition. Whereas Introduction to Magic contains more of Evola’s (and his companions’) thoughts on matters of magic and metaphysics, The Hermetic Tradition draws […]

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Taliesin’s Map: The Comparative Guide to Celtic Mythology

I have read Taliesin’s Map: The Comparative Guide to Celtic Mythology by J. Dolan. Taliesin was a Welsh seer-poet who is said to have tasted the liquid of poetic illumination – historical details of his life are sparse, so he remains a semi-mythological individual. He does not have a prominent role in the book, but […]

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Folktales in the Indo-European Tradition

Folktales in the Indo-European Tradition by Imperium Press is a 757-page behemoth of a book. Part of their Western Canon Series, it covers (as the name suggests) folktales from various Indo-European traditions. The book also contains beautiful illustrations. I can definitely recommend the book, it is a nice addition to any library, and will be […]

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Julius Evola and the UR Group – Introduction to Magic: Volume II & III

I have read Introduction to Magic: Volume II – The Path of Initiatic Wisdom and Introduction to Magic: Volume III – Realizations of the Absolute Individual by Julius Evola and his companions of the UR Group. If you have not already read my review of the first volume, you can do so here: Julius Evola and the UR Group […]

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Julius Evola and the UR Group – Introduction to Magic: Volume 1

I have read Introduction to Magic: Volume 1 – Rituals and Practical Techniques for the Magus by Julius Evola and his companions of the UR Group – in Italian: Gruppo di UR. The Baron needs no introduction; the UR Group, however, may be unfamiliar to some (see below). Volume 1 of Introduction to Magic is […]

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