Paths of Wisdom: Cabala in the Golden Dawn Tradition (Paperback)
Upon its original publication in 1996, Paths of Wisdom was hailed as the definitive introduction to the magical Cabala--the tradition of philosophy and symbolism at the heart of modern ceremonial magic.
Encyclopedic in its detailed presentation of Cabalistic teaching, but written in a clear and readable style accessible to the complete beginner, Paths of Wisdom covers every aspect of the magical Cabala from the perspective of the Golden Dawn tradition--the most widely practiced approach to Cabalistic magic today. From the overall structure of the Tree of Life, through the complete symbolism of each of the tree's 10 spheres and 22 paths, to the practical applications of the Cabala in magic, meditation, pathworking, and daily life, it's all here--including material not found in other books on the magical Cabala.
This new edition has been revised and corrected by the author and will take its place as the standard introduction to the Cabala in ceremonial magic.
About the Author
John Michael Greer is the award-winning author of more than fifty books, including The Occult Book, The Druidry Handbook, The Celtic Golden Dawn, and Circles of Power: An Introduction to Hermetic Magic. An initiate in Freemasonry, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, Greer served as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America (AODA) for twelve years. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife Sara. Greer is also the author of eleven fantasy and science fiction novels and ten nonfiction books on peak oil and the future of industrial society, and also blogs weekly on politics, magic, and the future at www.ecosophia.net.