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Patrick Dunn


Patrick Dunn, author of Postmodern Magic: The Art of Magic in the Information Age, provides a postmodern perspective on an ancient practice by approaching magical theory from an information paradigm.

Imagination, psychology, and authority—the most basic techniques of magic—are introduced first. From there, Dunn teaches all about symbol systems, magical artifacts, sigils, spirits, elementals, languages, and magical journeys, and explains their significance in magical practice. There are also exercises for developing magic skills, along with techniques for creating talismans, glamours, servitors, divination decks, modern defixios, and astral temples. Dunn also offers tips on aura detection, divination, occult networking, and conducting magic research.