The Art & Science of Magickal Creation by Daniel Keaton is a new e-book version of a six-part home study course that was originally published in Great Britain in the early nineties. The original course was only made available to a private network of occultists in the UK, but this new version, which includes all six levels in one volume, makes it possible for anyone to study and use the techniques, and for a fraction of the original cost.
What makes this book so unique is the fact that it assumes no previous knowledge, but still manages to lead the reader (or student, we should say) to a very high level of development. The tone throughout is pragmatic, rather than theoretical, with a heavy emphasis on using magick to bring about real-world results. The six levels of the course are as follows:
Neophyte Level I – This level provides an introduction to magick and how it works. You can expect a discussion of what Keaton refers to as ‘Magickal Mechanics’ and ‘The Seven Basic Principles of Magick’.
Neophyte Level II – Here you will be instructed on how to create a personal Place of Power. Magickal Tools are discussed, and Keaton explains that having physical representations of those tools is completely optional. A discussion about the connection between Magick and Mental Will concludes this section.
Initiate Level I – You will now move into magick proper, and the topic of this level is Interior Magick which, in the words of the author, ‘is used to bring about changes in your immediate sphere of influence.’ Keaton teaches the creation and use of a powerful Interior Magick technique known as The Vibratory Sphere.
Initiate Level II – After the previous level’s discussion of Interior Magick, the course progresses to focus on Exterior Magick, which is used to ‘create and manifest desirable situations and conditions’ in your life. Here you will learn a great deal about how to create and use Thought Forms and Tulpas, and in our opinion, this level alone is worth many times the cost of the whole book.
Adept Level I – Now that you know how to create whatever conditions you want in life, and achieve all of those goals that most books focus on exclusively, The Art & Science of Magickal Creation takes you further by discussing the topic of inter-dimensional travel. If you have ever wanted to explore parallel realities or ‘higher planes of existence’ then this level will show you how.
Adept Level II – The final level of this course discusses The Art of Universe Switching, or Universe Creation. That might sound rather ambitious, but when you have worked through the previous levels it will make perfect sense, and actually it is an extremely practical technique.
Written in a concise and ‘hands-on’ manner, The Art & Science of Magickal Creation is a title that will be of great benefit to anyone who studies and applies it. When one considers that this knowledge can now be had for less than you would probably pay for lunch at your favourite fast food outlet, we have no hesitation in giving it our highest recommendation.
Key Quote: ‘Magick can be applied in many different ways. In fact, magick can have a dramatic and positive effect on virtually every area of your life. You can use it to increase your personal wealth, improve your health and enjoy a constant state of joy and happiness. You can use it to make yourself vastly more attractive to members of the opposite sex, accelerate your career progress and to increase your power of influence. On a more mystical level, you can use Magick to explore alternative universes, experience normally unseen dimensions, and much, much more.’