Colin Campbell's De Arte Magica


Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

In a genre full of benevolent spiritual guides and equally horrifying bogeymen, it is, to me, quite simple: Magick is a means of self-discovery. The techniques of ceremonial magick are intended to incite a predisposition of the mind. This sort of leverage in manipulating our grey matter is a vitally important component to self exploration and personal growth, and if we're not attaining to that end in the scope of our magical work then we're doing more harm than good in the delusion that we're doing magick at all!

A few notes: If you were looking for information about Crowley’s treatise, ‘De Arte Magica,’ a work on sexual magick, it is not here. It is perhaps the one topic I do not intend to cover explicitly herein. If you are interested in such topics, I suggest going here and following such instruction as might be provided. Also, the opinions expressed herein are solely my own. They do not reflect or otherwise infer the opinions of any individuals or organizations I may be associated with. It is highly likely that even I don't even agree with everything I write.


Love is the law, love under will.

Colin Campbell has been a student of esoteric traditions for nearly thirty years with an emphasis on Thelemic, Kabbalistic, and Enochian magical systems. He is the author of A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema (Teitan Press, 2008) and The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee, The Sigillum Dei Aemeth (Teitan Press, 2009), The Offices of Spirits (Teitan Press, 2010), Of the Arte Goetia (Teitan Press 2015), and Thelema: An Introduction to the Life, Work, and Philosophy of Aleister Crowley (Llewellyn Publications, 2018).


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The works presented in De Arte Magica are © 2010–2016, Colin D. Campbell