Authentic Thaumaturgy [Isaac Bonewits] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A real world look at magic from Isaac Bonewits who carries a. Here’s an excerpt from the Second Edition of Authentic Thaumaturgy, my book on magic and religion for players of fantasy games such as. Isaac Bonewits on The Laws of Magic (excerpt from his ‘Authentic Thaumaturgy’).

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I have spent many years doing research, writing books the best known of which is my first, Real Magic, still in print from Samuel Weiser Publications and articles, giving lectures and running wuthentic in minority belief systems, including magic, Witchcraft, Druidism, psychism, Voodoo, etc. Using Density Control on someone in order to lower his density enough to allow his physical body to pass through walls is probably going to require enough room for him to grow to several dozen times his beginning size.

This is a variable that many games ignore entirely. However, some of the lines that have been charted out by more careful researchers show a few Stone Age monuments that were lined up remarkably well, so there may be some truth to the concept, and it can be fun in a game. It should be remembered that similarities do not have to be visual ones, in order to auuthentic the Law of Similarity. These are the same hardcore members of the Religious Reich who also oppose the teaching in public schools of evolution, cosmology, astronomy, geology, sexual hygeine and AIDS awareness.

These Laws combine frequently. This healing technique is common among those magicians known as Shamans see Chapter 4.

Autentic Thaumaturgy

RTU is therefore a matter of simple probabilities: It also reveals the “real magical” roots of th — Treat this book as a crossover to your occult section.

Magicians trying to work there must authenyic determine the exact sort of shielding present. The net effect is that of a 10 MP cold spell.


A detailed, if slightly inaccurate system not their fault really, only a professional occultist who has spent years specializing in Goetia knows how to correct the medieval grimoires, which by now are hopelessly confused for handling Goetic Magicians in fantasy combat situations was used in a game called THE EMERALD TABLET, now sadly out-of-print.

We do our best to answer any game question accompanied by an SASE. One point to remember thauaturgy that if you have deliberately changed your body to that of a less intelligent being, you may no longer have the Intelligence, Psi Potential, Magical Strength or Magical Power to change back! Medicine People A Medicine Person is a tribal official who combines the modes of Magician, Psychic and Cleric using his talents for personal and tribal benefit. Each of the Anti-Psi powers can also be sent elsewhere, authentkc set up a shield or other field around a person or object.

We use PayPal and we recommend it! Go to Step 9. Also, apported objects sometimes arrive in the past or future instead of the desired present. The commonest forms of social control for wielders of all kinds of power are religion, spirituality, and philosophy.

This can occur if he had a high Adjustment Term roll at his old atuhentic and a low one at his new rank. Once a spell has failed, roll percentile dice to determine the exact sort of failure after its given number of STUs, using Table 8. The first answer I can give to this is that I am a professional in the magic field. Is having access to this material worth aurhentic few dollars, punts, pounds, or euros to you?

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While it no doubt simplifies their magic calculations, it does deliver a major blow to accuracy in simulation. Plant growth and reproduction; fertility of plants, animals and humans; ecological magic; strengthening in healings; creativity and the arts. But the talents of Heat Control and Cold Control are not very useful without successful tapping.


To ask other readers questions about Authenitc Thaumaturgyplease sign up. Woods and hunting; the spirits of the Earth centaurs, fauns, nymphs, satyrs, etc. I believe that use of a standard terminology would solve a great deal of confusion in the worlds of game magic.

Understanding brings control; the more that is known about a subject, the easier it is to exercise control over it.

This is why there are no marketed lists of cards when the thaumafurgy are first sold: The best possible example of this is the Internet. Perhaps points that would measure artistic, mental or physical exertion depending on the game being played should be required. These spells usually require tapping to get any decently large results. Additional editing and updating was suggested by the authenic of Steve Jackson Games before this current edition was printed though I am solely responsible for any shortcomings the book may now have and my sincere thanks go out to all of them.

The more complex the field being reversed, the more unpredictable the results become, since only one portion of the spell or message may be changed. That is to say, they are predominately interested in developing their psychic talents in order to apply them to the outside world for practical physical benefits health, wealth, preventing rain from hitting their picnics, attracting lovers, etc. Khalil marked it as to-read Nov 22, This is not a popular occupation in roleplaying games except among NPCs, but could be quite useful if protected by other characters.

But stealing mana is very dangerous and requires careful tuning of the incoming energy because mana almost always has an emotional flavor of some sort.