I must make MAGICK the essential factor in the life of ALL. In presenting this book to the world, I must then explain and justify my position by formulating a definition of MAGICK and setting forth its main principles in such a way that ALL may understand instantly that their souls, their lives, in every relation with every other human being and every circumstance, depend upon MAGICK and the right comprehension and right application thereof.
Any sufficiently advanced form of Magick will appear indistinguishable from science .peter j. carroll
No left wing parties have any respect for liberal economic values; and most centre and right wing parties merely promote a paternalistic stateism. Does it thus fall to the self-reliant students of the ruggedly individualist philosophy of Magick to champion a certain measured libertarianism ?peter j. carroll
Magick may be no more than the willful invocation of awe.caitlín r. kiernan
Any sufficiently advanced form of Magick will appear indistinguishable from science.
The pseudoscience of astrology has no place in Magick. Astrology has already died twice: once with the classical gods, and a second time after the Enlightenment. The complete failure of contemporary psychology to create anything other than a vocabulary of intellectual rubbish has encouraged astrology to resurface.peter j. carroll
I regard physics as that subset of magic that works fairly reliably. I regard Magick, in the traditional sense, as a kind of physics that we strive to understand and render more reliable. So it all comes down to the same thing, a quest to understand and manipulate the world with a self-consistent and coherent theory.peter j. carroll