A Grimoire of Time
Jason Miller gets — and deserves — a lot of my admiration. He’s a thinking magician, which is great, but more importantly he does stuff. Creative, innovative, and practical stuff.
Therefore, you need to buy his new chapbook, Advanced Planetary Magic, which I have been honored with a review copy of, and let me say, I’m blown away. There are two main parts of this book that you need, as a practicing magician.
First, there are the seals, which at first I glanced at with a “Oh, look, Agrippa’s seals, but all swirly,” until I realized that they are graphically encoded rituals in their own rights. Look at them: if you draw those seals in the air you are performing a ritual dance and invocation of that planetary force. Try it!
Second, and my favorite part of the book and why I’ll be coming back to it again and again, he offers forty-nine short but powerful calls of the planets for each combination of magical hours and days. These things are mind-blowingly awesome. They are essentially a grimoire, not of spirits, but of time itself. They can act as initial invocation of planetary forces, or as full-fledged rites. I have had limited to time experiment with them since getting the review copy, but so far I am impressed and I am hoping to hear of other people’s experiences as they work with these calls.