What is the function of magic and magicians in our waning Western civilization? The magical origins of this civilization are becoming clearer as archaeologists and scholars piece together the Hellenic world before Plato, a world of magicians and prophets. Out of the magical currents of the 20th century a new generation of mystery schools is emerging and re-presenting the practices of these ancient schools. How can knowledge of the ancient world help us to understand our civilization’s current plight? And more importantly, what do we have to help us reach back to that eternal source and dream the magical heart of a new civilization?
David Lee is a magician, breathwork coach and writer. He has spent most of his ‘adult’ life undoing conditioning and changing realities, using techniques that include magic, psychedelics and energy work. He is a leading light in the Chaos Magic organization the Illuminates Of Thanateros. Details of his other books, including his ground-breaking Life-Force: Sensed Energy in Breathwork, Psychedelia and Chaos Magic can be found on his website, http://www.chaotopia.com/. You can sign up for David’s near-monthly Chaotopia Newsletter at http://eepurl.com/bSOtwf, for news about his events and other strange things.