The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians
by Anita Kraft
|Publisher:||Weister Books, 2013|
Reviewed by Frater U.I.F.
This focused and concise work is aimed at on single goal, to get magicians to utilize the Qabalah in their magical practice. The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians is pragmatic, clear and simple. It is a model for instructional works aimed at those beginning the integration of the Qabalah into their practice.
This book is written by Anita Kraft and includes an introduction by Lon Milo Duquette. Anita Kraft is a more than twenty year veteran of the Ordo Templi Orientis and a Bishop in the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. This is her first published work, however I do hope that she will expand upon the basic "getting started" information in a further volume.
For the beginner the author takes a portion of the book to generally cover the concepts of correspondences, tarot cards, the zodiac, the altar, journaling and other common ritual components. This is kept brief, but provides exactly enough information on each to get someone new to these concepts being able to use these tools harmoniously. The book then descends into a Sephiroth by Sephiroth dissection which includes the general idea, and pragmatic information necessary to draw the power of that Sphere.
At each Sphere the reader is taught to decorate their magical space in the corresponding colors, tools, and scents of the Sephiroth. Additionally there are spells and meditation associated with each for the student to begin to trod the path of understanding, experiencing and communicating with these spheres.
Anita Kraft has made an important contribution to students of the western Qabalstic practice, and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.