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« Reply #75: March 14, 2008, 11:47:27 pm »

Oh, that looks bad.

Yea, I tend to avoid books that spell magick "magic". It's something I find that is better, because ether its a book about illusions or its crap, IMHO and experience.

Good grief, im gonna go complain over on the Silver Ravenwolf post! (hehe)
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« Reply #76: March 15, 2008, 08:20:01 am »

Yea, I tend to avoid books that spell magick "magic".


You'll miss a number of good books that way. BTW, the spelling "magick" comes from Crowley and much has to do with numerology than it does distinguishing between stage magic and real magic.
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« Reply #77: March 15, 2008, 10:20:52 am »

Modern Paganism in World Cultures:  Comparative Perspectives[/i] (ed. Strmiska)

Tried and failed to track this down. The Amazon price is an eyewatering £50+.  Is it worth this cover price? It'll blow the book budget for a couple of months.
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« Reply #78: March 15, 2008, 10:59:41 am »

The Amazon price is an eyewatering £50+.  Is it worth this cover price? It'll blow the book budget for a couple of months.

I enjoyed the copy I got from the library, but it would not have been worth the new price at Amazon to me.
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« Reply #79: March 15, 2008, 11:34:09 am »

I enjoyed the copy I got from the library, but it would not have been worth the new price at Amazon to me.

Ah thank you. It's not available via inter-library loan, at least here in the south west of England. I'll have to hope it turns up second hand somewhere for me.
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« Reply #80: March 15, 2008, 01:09:49 pm »

Tried and failed to track this down. The Amazon price is an eyewatering £50+.  Is it worth this cover price? It'll blow the book budget for a couple of months.

you know, try some other sources. I have found prices can vary quite weirdly, depending on where you are looking, particularly Amazon's and ebay's used section. I have seen still-in-print Kali puja manuals on half.com for 100$ that were readily available from the publisher for 20$.
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« Reply #81: March 15, 2008, 05:06:20 pm »

Yea, I tend to avoid books that spell magick "magic".

Whereas I cringe every time I run into the Crowleyan "magick", because so much of the time it's being used that way by someone who just wants to be more specialer than everyone who uses ordinary English.
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« Reply #82: March 15, 2008, 05:37:39 pm »

Yea, I tend to avoid books that spell magick "magic". It's something I find that is better, because ether its a book about illusions or its crap, IMHO and experience.
Some books that you've just dismissed as "crap":

Starhawk's The Spiral Dance
Janet and Stewart Farrar's A Witches' Bible
Vivianne Crowley's Wicca:  the Old Religion in a New Milennium
Ed Fitch's Magical Rites from the Crystal Well
Scott Cunningham's Wicca:  a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Ellen Cannon Reed's The Heart of Wicca

Just to mention a few.

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« Reply #83: March 15, 2008, 06:47:45 pm »

Some books that you've just dismissed as "crap":

Excellent point, Sunflower.

I don't think the spelling of a single word (especially one like this, where there are known different approaches/lines of thought on it) is a particularly good evaluation tool: there's so many other ways that don't rule out potentially very useful books for various uses.

Look at the stuff you actually care about in the book - does it talk about topics you're interested in? Is it written by someone with reasonable expertise or experience (or talking about people who have that?) Does it give you ways to cross-check their information somehow? Does it distinguish between personal opinion and fact? Does it support the fact? Etc.

One of the things that I think about with spelling has to do with my chosen name. Many *many* people get it wrong - most commonly as Jennet, but also many other variations. If I threw all the people who do that semi-regularly out of my life, I'd be down by, oh, about 4/5ths. I *do* pay attention to people who make a point of getting it right, and appreciate it - but I had to decide a while ago that the costs of deciding on that basis weren't worth it.
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« Reply #84: March 16, 2008, 10:00:43 pm »

Whereas I cringe every time I run into the Crowleyan "magick", because so much of the time it's being used that way by someone who just wants to be more specialer than everyone who uses ordinary English.

I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again. I swore off spelling magic "magick" the first time I ever spelled "public" as "publick." Spelling and grammar is far more important to me than using some clever spelling Crowley came up with.

And we won't talk about the people who use "majik" or "majique". They just make my teeth hurt.
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« Reply #85: March 16, 2008, 10:19:54 pm »

I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again. I swore off spelling magic "magick" the first time I ever spelled "public" as "publick." Spelling and grammar is far more important to me than using some clever spelling Crowley came up with.

And we won't talk about the people who use "majik" or "majique". They just make my teeth hurt.

Couldn't agree more.  The "k" spelling just sticks out as bad spelling to me.
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« Reply #86: March 16, 2008, 11:41:19 pm »

Couldn't agree more.  The "k" spelling just sticks out as bad spelling to me.

 i am so fond of the "k", though. I was taught to use it a long time ago, and I just like it there, now. But I tend to switch back and forth for no reason.
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« Reply #87: March 17, 2008, 12:51:13 am »

i am so fond of the "k", though. I was taught to use it a long time ago, and I just like it there, now. But I tend to switch back and forth for no reason.

I agree with you. I was taught to spell it with a K. I was also taught (and from personal experiences) that the books that spell it with a C aren't worth looking at. IMO.
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« Reply #88: March 17, 2008, 08:28:23 am »

I agree with you. I was taught to spell it with a K. I was also taught (and from personal experiences) that the books that spell it with a C aren't worth looking at. IMO.

Obviously you've either never read the classics that Sunflower listed above, or you have a different definition of crap than she and I do.
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« Reply #89: March 17, 2008, 08:40:58 am »

I agree with you. I was taught to spell it with a K. I was also taught (and from personal experiences) that the books that spell it with a C aren't worth looking at. IMO.

The books Sunflower listed don't use the "k" and are definitely worth reading, IMO.
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