The Power of Magick FAQ
I have tried to limit this FAQ to questions related to our books, and so not all questions will be answered. I have answered the questions myself but obtained approval from the authors.
Chris Wood, The Power of Magick Publishing.
When are you publishing your next book?
I have planned to publish each book when it is ready. I cannot predict a timeline. Occult writers do not work to deadlines like ordinary authors, being free to work on the book until they are satisfied with its content. There may be times when I publish nothing for six months, but then you might see one new book every month. Everything new will be announced on this site. You can sign up for notifications where it says Follow Blog Via Email, or if you are a WordPress User press the Follow The Power of Magick button.
How can I publish a book with you?
Prospective authors contact me through comments on this website and via private messages on Facebook. I have currently signed sufficient authors to keep me busy for two years, so I am not taking new submissions at present. When that changes, I will let you know.
What happened to Ben Woodcroft? Isn’t this his website?
Ben Woodcroft enjoys writing but did not like the world of publishing and promotion. I set up a small company around the same time that he was trying to find a publisher. We agreed that the easiest way forward was for me to take over this site and to run The Power of Magick publishing. I intend to publish practical books that I believe will benefit the progress of modern occultsim.
Will any of the authors write books on demons and black magick?
My attention will be on publishing magick that works, and that may include aspects of Wicca and other styles that are not entirely angelic, but I will not be publishing works that include demons, djinn or other such entities. Although I respect their use in occultism, I believe it is vital that newcomers have a home they can come to where they know every book is free of the darker side of magick. Many other publishers and authors can satisfy the desire for dark magick.
Will your books cover Enochian Magick, Planetary Magick, Voodoo or Runes?
I will publish many books covering many subjects, but I will let you wait until publication to see what’s being covered.
Is there a Facebook study group for The Power of Magick?
Not to my knowledge and if there is it is run independently. If that changes, I will update this answer.
Are spirits real or creations of the mind?
The authors and I believe that the spirits are real but also acknowledge that many people work with magick by pretending the spirits are real, and this can be a practical approach.
Can you combine rituals, and if so, how?
The majority of occult workers would agree that a limited amount of magick performed with strong focus is the way to work. If, however, you choose to use several rituals at once, to solve one problem, you can run them in series or parallel. There is no need to ask the angels to work together as they will always sense and understand your entire magickal approach.
Something strange happened when I performed magick. Is it dangerous?
It’s not dangerous, but it is widely recognised that some people experience stronger reactions to magick than others. These seemingly supernatural events are often a projection or reflection of your experience of magick or your beliefs regarding magick. If the magick doesn’t feel pleasant, consider slowing down or stopping for a while or accept that what you are experiencing is a harmless side-effect and nothing to fear.
Are there any foundational magick books that everyone should read in addition to The Power of Magick books?
There are many primary sources such as Three Books of Occult Philosophy, The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, The Books of Enoch, etc. The problem is that the list becomes extremely long, and you will undoubtedly find yourself with hundreds, if not thousands, of books that appear to be required reading. Some readers have explicitly asked for books that give the source materials for the Hebrew Magick, and while the authors name books such as Shorshei ha-Shemot, it should be noted that these named books are the tip of the iceberg, and use diverse languages, allusions, as well as a lot of extraneous material. I would not discourage you from researching for yourself, but I know many people find the primary sources to be an obscure disappointment. The Power of Magick Publishing Company exists so that you have the option to get straight to the practical magick without years of study and research.
If the magick didn’t work, what went wrong?
If magick appears to fail, it can mean the result needs more time to manifest. If there is a complete failure, it may be that you requested a change that was unrealistic in relation to your current life, or that you requested too many changes at once. Small changes gather to generate greater success, and a restrained approach is more productive than attempting to produce several large changes at one time. If there appears to be a reversal (with the situation worsening), this usually means you applied the magick too late, and events were in motion that could not be fully arrested. Magick may have lessened the negative outcomes for you even though it appears to be the other way around. Using magick to recover or change the situation to your advantage is the best course of action.
Is magick more effective when you do it in the correct hour and moon phase or is just superstition?
These observations and correspondences are not superstitions, and many people find they help, but unless one of our books suggests a specific time to work you can assume the magick can be performed at any time. Aspects of timing may be more prevalent in books yet to be published.
How can we use the magick for someone else or on their behalf? How would you reword the ritual?
The authors give guidance in the books, where it is possible. In Angelic Sigils, for example, you can rephrase to assist another person, ensuring there is sincerity. In Angelic Protection, there are details on how to protect others. With the money rituals, Henry suggests that when you make your own money you have the option to share it, or you can introduce somebody to magick if you believe they will be receptive.
Can I do the first ritual in 7 Occult Money Rituals, or the first few, and then stop?
You can use just one, but please read the earlier passages covering how the rituals work in harmony. You can then use what you choose to use.
Is Angelic Protection Magick suitable for really stubborn workings like love bindings, voodoo, Satanism, and Santería?
One of Ben’s primary intentions was to share magick that works whatever the source or nature of the attack.
I’ve performed baneful magick and now regret it. Will Angelic Protection Magick help me?
If you are experiencing problems after using dark magick, the combination of The Body of Protection and The Circle Banishing will clear and settle your circumstances.
In The Circle Banishing, why is Raphael located at the North and not the East as found in rituals by the Golden Dawn?
Ben makes the point that some texts and documents pre-date materials used by the Golden Dawn and they show various arrangements and differing correspondences. As a publisher, I want to show that people have discovered alternatives that work. Ben says, “Sometimes you face East, and call Raphael before you. Other times you face North and call Raphael to manifest behind you. All these variations have been found to work.” To fully reveal or expand on the theory would make the book more opaque and perplexing to most. As the editor, I push for simplicity and practicality and request that my authors keep explanations to the minimum. If the magick works, I believe that is enough.
In Ben’s books, what is the inspiration behind the Admitting Words?
The Admitting Words are found in various source materials, and the method for their use was obtained through direct instruction, supported by outlines found in some older documents.
Can you ask an angel to use all its various powers in one ritual?
You can, but focus on one desire is usually more effective. If you believe all the powers are needed for a single problem, they may work in harmony and can be used in a single ritual.
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