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Magical Christianity

The Power of Symbols for Spiritual Renewal
Book + CD Set
Publisher: 
Quest
 | 
May, 2007
ISBN:
9780835608558
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Christianity is rooted in symbolism. For those of us raised in the Christian tradition, the biblical stories we learned as children are as real as the Christian revelation itself. From Noah’s Ark to the parting of the Red Sea and from the Three Magi present at Christ’s birth to the Resurrection, the symbols found in these stories are as much alive in our culture today as they were thousands of years ago.

Many currently popular books blend Christian and magical elements. The main characters of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, for instance, are replete with Christian symbolism. And let’s not forget J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The Goblet of Fire speaks of one of the most primal elements in magic and Christian mythology, fire, which represents the beginning and end of all creation.

Coleston Brown—scholar and expert on the esoteric Christian traditions—reaches far beyond any other book of its genre to bring us a truly experiential form of Christianity. Drawing on the myths, legends, lore, and symbols inherent in the Christian tradition, Brown reveals the potential in all of us to use, as he does, Magical Christianity as a practice for healing and regenerating the spirit.

Brown combines the insights he gained as a student under Gareth Knight, a renowned authority on Kabbalistic magic, with his own study of ancient texts and practice of the esoteric Christian tradition, developing this new work, the official text and formal course of training in what is now known as the Western Magical Tradition.

Readers will be captivated by the symbols covered, including the Sphere, the Axis, the Holy Fire, the Center, the Wheel of Life, and the Planes of Being. He even details the magical power of sacred architecture rich in the Christian tradition as a basis for magical practice. Experiential meditations end each chapter and expanded versions of most of the exercises with appropriate sound effects and music are included on the CD.

“This is practical mysticism and enlightened magic in formidable combination!” —Gareth Knight, author of Experience of the Inner Worlds

 

Publisher’s Description: 

Although many would never associate magic with Christianity, Coleston Brown proves that Magical Christianity is a specialized area of the Christian tradition that has been around since the beginning. Magic is a means of bringing about transformation through the mediation of spiritual energies, says Brown. These energies may be reached by understanding and working with specific symbols. Brown introduces readers to the primary symbols of mystical Christianity, including the sphere, axis, the holy fire, and the wheel of life.

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