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    I'm pretty new to this, I've never used Magick and am not sure about whether or not it exists.
    I'm hoping to get some books on it and was wondering if anyone here has used these and if they're any good:
    -Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick After Dark by Konstantinos
    -Spells for the Solitary Witch by Eileen Holland
    -The Only Wiccan Spell Book You'll Ever Need: For Love, Happiness, and Prosperity by Marian Singer and Trish McGregor

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    The solitary witch is pretty good and solid. I don't know if it is the same book or not.

    It depends on if you are really going towards the Wiccan religion or not.
    The only problem I have with Konstantinos is that his work can sometimes be biased, like in his work about psychic vampires.

    Other than that - nocturnal witchcraft is good but in order for most of it to work, you need to do the initiation ritual in the beginning. Unless you become adept at magick and drawing down the energies of the Night at will.

    Magick = energy + Will.

    The next book sounds really fluffy. Some of it may be useful but a majority of it will be theatrics and blind faith. I haven't read the book but most books claiming to be the only spell book you'll ever need is full of ****.
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    Miss Isabeau is right. It depends on what you are interested in.

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    Here is a psychology book about the belief in the occult.

    The title is:
    Believing in Magic
    The Psychology Of Superstition.

    By Stuart A. Vyse.

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    I don't use any new age or modern magic/wicca books in my own practice. I study cabalism and don't need them. I do reference very old books on magic, and use the info I gain from them to further my exploration - but I do this to ovoid confusing a writer's opinion with actual knowledge.

    I have read some Konstantinos, but have had mixed impressions regarding them. "Summoning Spirits" was interesting, could even be helpful to the unexperienced; but I read "Speak with the Dead", "Gothic Grimoire", and "Calling Dark Forces and Powers" and pretty much laughed all the way through them. They were ridiculous. I gave the books away to interested parties and made them promise they would never say that I had at any time possessed them. I am glad I never put them on my shelf with other books I have collected.

    He is not the only author that has had this effect on me. Silver Ravenwolf is another. Her books "Mindlight", "Angels", and "Hexcraft: Dutch Country Magic" were so inacurate in places that it was embarrassing to read. To make myself clear, people GIVE me books to read to get my opinion... after reading Ravenwolf's books, I kindly asked them to stop giving books to me for a while, and to never give me another book of hers in particular. I did not give those books away. I threw them away.

    I research magic, witchcraft and all things related to them. Very seldom do I see any new age books that reflect any true ancient wisdom of any sort. Most of it seems to be written to make money off of the gullible. There is no depth nor even deep research going into hardly any of them. There are a few authors in this feild that are recommendable, but I would dare not mention them in the same breath I have used discussing Ravenwolf. It would just not be right.

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    The witch's Bible is good, overlooked by doreen valiente (Gerald Gardners high priestess) and has parts of the gardnerian book of shadows, gives you base concepts of Wicca as a spiritual religion and allows you to grow from there. It helped me when I started..

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