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What is the single most important Occult Book or media you own?

SkullTraill

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If for some reason, the internet stopped working, and you had to relocate, and you could bring only one book with you, what would you bring?

Alternatively, let's say your memory was being erased, and your posessions taken away by aliens, but they are allowing you to keep one book! :ROFLMAO:

What would it be?
 

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I don't actually own any physical copies.. however, of the one's that I would like to have in my possession and probably the one that intrigues me the most, would likely be Picatrix. That is, at this moment.
 

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I don't own physical copies, either. But, come to think of it, my personal grimoire is a physical book and it contains what I think is the best of everything else I've read, so it would have to be that. I would certainly be devastated if I lost it!

But. my grimoire is... unusual. I have a bit of an unorthodox opinion about what magic is. My grimoire contains not only what one might expect, such as ceremonies, magical recipes, correspondence tables, sigils and such, but also other things I found meaningful to my way of practice: a quote from the movie Second Hand Lions, a chart on how to use the Bayes Formula, instructions on the Mayfair Cypher...
 

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Lol what kind of question is this! :ROFLMAO: I literally cannot answer this. I'll put down one book but then get mad because I can't bring it's companion book or even a commentary! Ok, so erase that one and then put down this one. NOPE! Now I'm mad again because I remembered this book is referenced by like 12 other books and I'll probably want to read all of them! Can I just bring my phone? Lol.
 

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A blank book. If I could only bring one book, it would be a totally fresh blank book. 'Cause let's face it, if I'm in that situation, I'm starting all over no matter what and if I can't remember it, it probably wasn't that important. And if my memory was wiped, I'd just as soon have the fun of discovering it and writing it down all over again!
 

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I don't own physical copies, either. But, come to think of it, my personal grimoire is a physical book and it contains what I think is the best of everything else I've read, so it would have to be that. I would certainly be devastated if I lost it!

But. my grimoire is... unusual. I have a bit of an unorthodox opinion about what magic is. My grimoire contains not only what one might expect, such as ceremonies, magical recipes, correspondence tables, sigils and such, but also other things I found meaningful to my way of practice: a quote from the movie Second Hand Lions, a chart on how to use the Bayes Formula, instructions on the Mayfair Cypher...
I guess you meant your Book of Shadows? ;)
 

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What about retorter's notebook instead of reporter's notebook?

Exorcists handbook because it road maps gnostic practice like a beast
 

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Do my volumes of Jake Stratton-Kent's Encyclopaedia Goetica count as one work? It's difficult not to pick that one for sheer density and usefulness of information.
 

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If for some reason, the internet stopped working, and you had to relocate, and you could bring only one book with you, what would you bring?

Alternatively, let's say your memory was being erased, and your posessions taken away by aliens, but they are allowing you to keep one book! :ROFLMAO:

What would it be?
While I've certainly made and kept notes detailing what I've learned from the spirits over the years, I don't need them or esteem any of the books of interests to my practice. Most were confirmations of what the spirits had already explained.
In such a situation I wouldn't save a book, I'd save my mirror.
 

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I don't have a Book of Shadows. I am not a Wiccan.
I have a Grimoire.
The terms are not exclusive to Wiccan tradition.
"Grimoire" is typically what you call an original magickal text, like The Key Of Solomon, Greek Magical Papyri etc.
"Book of Shadows" is a personal journal/book of a practitioner.
 

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"Praxis" is a set of rules

Even stephen king writes spellbooks if you've never generated a tree or land formation in your head (the dirt but also the plant growing in the dirt). Rather than being taught step by step to look within, you get the template to act coked out and be mildly witchy, To the personal Grimoire gods, I'm sorry I couldn't reinvent the wheel with being a mfiking space alien I'm a basic bitch that way.
 

SkullTraill

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While I've certainly made and kept notes detailing what I've learned from the spirits over the years, I don't need them or esteem any of the books of interests to my practice. Most were confirmations of what the spirits had already explained.
In such a situation I wouldn't save a book, I'd save my mirror.
I see, that makes complete sense!
 
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