Book Review: The Practical Art of Divine Magic by Patrick Dunn Book Review by Dawn Thomas

Book Review: The Practical Art of Divine Magic by Patrick Dunn Book Review by Dawn Thomas Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd. 360 Pages Religion & Spirituality   The book begins with an introduction that includes a historical account of theurgy. The author goes into detail the different times. He acknowledges a few great philosophers such as Socrates, Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and Plotinus. He also discusses the influences of Hermeticism on theurgic practices. The author shows how the scientific revolution influenced people and how it affected theurgy. It seems people thought they had to accept one or the other but not both. Mr. Dunn’s goal is for the reader to discover information and incorporate it into a working system. He believes theurgy is the engine of magic and that it adds value to a spiritual path. These are the titles of the chapters in the book. Chapter 1 A Divine Technology Chapter 2 What is a God? Chapter 3 The Addresses of the Gods Chapter 4 Rituals and Tools of Theurgy Chapter 5 Divination and Oracles Chapter 6 Daimonology Chapter 7 Thaumatrugy Chapter 8 Know Thyself The book has many exercises with step-by-step instructions. They start out small and build from that….