Magia Sexualis: Sexual Practices for Magical Power (Paperback)

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By Paschal Beverly Randolph, Maria de Naglowska, Donald Traxler (Translated by), Donald Traxler (Introduction and notes by)
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A step-by-step guide to the occult science of sex magic

• Based on the practices of P. B. Randolph, occult rival of H. P. Blavatsky

• Reveals how to perform sex magic rituals for specific real-world results, such as greater strength or enhancement of the senses

• Explains how to create magical talismans, such as rings with specific planetary forces, how to enliven a painting, and how to charge an effigy

Conceived by Paschal Beverly Randolph, Magia Sexualis has been heralded as the most influential book about sex magic ever written, surviving to the present day solely through Maria de Naglowska’s French translation. Published more than 50 years after Randolph’s death, the authorship of this “translation” has been repeatedly called into question: While the greater part of the content can be traced to Randolph’s known works, a very significant portion cannot--leading to the conclusion that this work was supplemented by Naglowska’s own sex magic work and extensive occult teachings.

Magia Sexualis explains Randolph’s meticulous science of sex magic, practiced by the Brotherhood of Eulis and the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light. Beginning with exercises to develop essential skills, the book explains in step-by-step detail how to perform sex magic rituals for specific results, such as greater strength or enhancement of the senses, how to charge and use a “volt”--an effigy of a specific person you want to influence or protect, how to enliven a painting in order to influence those around it, and how to create magical talismans with specific planetary forces, using what Randolph calls “fluid condensers.” This work from two great occult minds shows that true power of the spirit is acquired in conjunction with the power of sex--affirming that “sex is the fundamental force in every being, the most powerful force in Nature, and the most characteristic evidence of God.”

About the Author

Paschal Beverly Randolph (1825-1875) was an African American doctor, Rosicrucian, and occultist who introduced sex magic to North America. The founder of the Brotherhood of Eulis and a known occult rival of H. P. Blavatsky, he authored several books, including Eulis: The History of Love.

Maria de Naglowska (1883-1936), also known as the Sophiale de Montparnasse, was a Russian occultist, mystic, and founder of the Brotherhood of the Golden Arrow, whose conferences in Paris in the 1930s were attended by many now-famous individuals, such as Julius Evola, Man Ray, and André Breton. She is also known for her translation of P. B. Randolph’s Magia Sexualis, the classic occult text that has survived only through her translation.

Donald Traxler is both a translator and student of the occult. He lives in Martinez, California.

Donald Traxler is both a translator and student of the occult. He lives in Martinez, California.

Praise For…

Magia Sexualis is one of the most influential books on sexual magic, and a classic of the occultist genre. This long overdue new translation is a very welcome addition to any collection of books on sexuality, occultism and magic.”
— Henrik Bogdan, author of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation and co-editor of Aleister Cro

“The practices contained in this work present an antidote to the disconnection of technology, the detachment of the corporeal and re-immerse the participant with the act they are engaging in. We can only hope, if people combat and remedy the removal of their souls from the actions of their bodies, it will spread to other areas of all of our lives.”
— Maja D’Aoust, White Witch

“In the field of esoteric studies no one is more mysterious and fascinating than the self-created American original, Paschal Beverly Randolph. Here Traxler provides an accurate translation of his most puzzling and practical text. This text would not have existed but for the synthesizing effort of the European original, Maria de Naglowska, under whose hand this work was made manifest. This translation thankfully helps preserve both of these important and obscure figures in our sphere of knowledge.”
— Stephen Flowers, Ph.D., author of Lords of the Left Hand Path

“This undisputable classic of the occultist movement is now available in a reliable English translation. The pioneering importance of Paschal Beverly Randolph is well known since John Patrick Deveney’s great monograph of 1997, but Maria de Naglowska remains largely unknown. Magia Sexualis should be an incentive for further investigations into one of the most mysterious personalities in the history of sexuality and its multiple liaisons with esotericism and the occult.”
— Wouter Hanegraaff, co-author of Hidden Intercourse: Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Eso

“Randolph was a pioneering practitioner of sex magic and believed that the procreation of the species was a natural miracle, that love was the universal law of the cosmos and the sex act between a man and a woman could open up the way to the attainment of altered states of consciousness and the experience of other realities. Recommended.”
— The Cauldron, December 2012

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594774188
ISBN-10: 1594774188
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Publication Date: August 27th, 2012
Pages: 192
Language: English