I thoroughly enjoyed this book, which provides a fascinating insight into historical magicians ranging from early Greece and the time of Christ right up to the modern day with a fascinating account of an ‘adept’.
The book is well-written in a style that will appeal to both novices and those with a wider understanding of the subject while the author’s knowledge and passion for his work shines through on each page. A well-researched book that also contains a list of recommended reading that definitely requires further investigation.
GOD'S PRETENDERS was a pretty interesting listen for me. This audiobook is listed for 8-10 year old's (perhaps a little too much info for that age group) but I enjoyed hearing about the different alchemists and magicians. A few in particular stood out to me; John Dee, astronomer, occultist, and adviser to Queen Elizabeth l. There are claims that he may have been the original 007, Another was Austin Osman Spare, an artist and occultist who influenced Aleister Crowley, and Eliphas Levi who was involved with The Order of the Golden Dawn. I really enjoy G. MICHAEL VASEY'S books. They're informative and I even looked at the fabulous artwork by Spare.
LORRAINE ANSELL has such a lovely voice. I could listen to her all day. She has a beautiful cadence and it's as if she's speaking to you, the listener, (well she is actually) but she speaks clearly and has an upbeat style that I like.
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I liked this book a lot and am now busy researching many of the clues left in it. It starts of as a kind of fantasy but then ties everything in to an overall message from a modren perspective that maybe some of these characters from long ago were not fantasy at all..