Donald Michael Kraig died yesterday.
His book, Modern Magick, was an inspiration to me from a very young age. I first read it when I was about fifteen, I think, and I worked my way through it lesson by lesson, one month per (but I cheated! I used lunar months! They’re shorter!) chapter. I made all the tools. I memorized all the rituals. All of them. When I got to college and was introduced to Hegel, my first thought was “Oh, DMK talked about him.” In a very real way, he was my inspiration in magic. He showed me that magic could be real, rational, a way of life more than a style choice. He taught me how it was a system that aligned with cosmology, ethics, philosophy, art, and the list goes on. Magic, he taught me, isn’t something you do. It’
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