Invisibility From Harry Potter's famous cloak, to the secrets of the "Invisible Man," popular culture has long been obsessed with the idea of becoming invisible.Yet, the art of invisibility is one of the most closely guarded of all occult secrets. For centuries magicians and adepts have hinted at ways of achieving this seemingly impossible feat, but now these ideas have beInvisibility From Harry Potter's famous cloak, to the secrets of the "Invisible Man," popular culture has long been obsessed with the idea of becoming invisible.Yet, the art of invisibility is one of the most closely guarded of all occult secrets. For centuries magicians and adepts have hinted at ways of achieving this seemingly impossible feat, but now these ideas have been brought together for the first time... Full description...
|Title||:||Invisibility: Mastering the Art of Vanishing|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
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Invisibility: Mastering the Art of Vanishing Reviews
This is surprisingly more coherent than you'd think. The science is undoubtedly questionable (even if one adjusts for the decade it was written (the 1980s)), but the author obfuscates heroically. The pseudo-science/mumbo jumbo he proffers as his basis for belief in magic withstands the casual scrutiny of a non-scientist, at least. I know it's wrong, but I can't tell you why. And that's the mark of good work in this field.On a personal note, I was disappointed that the author discounts the reliability of Rosecrucian texts. Burying the decapitated head of a suicide - along with some black beans and then arranging for a peasant girl to shell the beans - is more practical for me than practicing focusing my attention on a blank wall, while imagining a cloud 30 times. I guess I should have expected that nothing in this life comes easy.
It worked but now, when I call my dog, he doesn't know where I am.
I received an advanced copy of this book for free through Goodreads' First Reads giveaways.I found the premise of the book to be quite intriguing, especially the rear covers description that stated in included Einsteinian physics. While the book does discuss matters of of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum as well as the physiology and psychological functioning on the eye and sight, I did not feel the author truly delved into the realms of science to make his point or warrant the inclusion of the physics on the jacket cover. I will also state that, though I am a scientist and skeptical of occult practices, I am still intrigued by their notions and concepts. I did read the book in full and was impressed by the amount of sources included throughout the text. However, I felt the author could have benefited from another revision as there were portions of the narrative where the author chose to include certain anecdotes that provided little to the narrative. These anecdotes also switch tense from a formal one to first-person, which was slightly distracting and at times, felt like they were trying to force a point that had been made clearly in a previous statement.Overall, I found the concept of the book interesting, but the delivery and (somewhat) misleading description off-putting. As I stated before, I am a skeptic of the occult or ,at least, as it is presented in this book.
I received an advanced copy of this book for free through Goodreads' First Reads giveaways.Although I found this book interesting, it was definitely not what I expected based on the blurb on the back. While I expected this book to be a discussion of invisibility as a concept in popular culture and high art, this is more synonymous with a Wiccan how-to book.For what it was, the book was fascinating. However, the writing was shaky at best - the author does not seem very confident in his own abilities, but is very certain that invisibility is possible with practice and effort.I temporarily thought about treating this as a self-help book, but that was a little out of my comfort zone. Rather, I have since enjoyed that I became privy to a viewpoint that I wouldn't have sought out otherwise.If you're interested in learning more about your own theoretical invisibility capabilities, this book is convincing. It was almost persuasive enough for me, but I was overcome with my own sense of logic. The historical context, however, was very engaging.
I received this book free as a good reads first read. Although I enjoyed the historical content and controversial views of this book, I found it difficult to follow at times and a bit boring in the sense of a textbook.
OK, I've read the entertaining instructions. Now, its just a matter of practice...