Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. As timely as it is sharp. No trivia or quizzes yet. View 1 comment. It not only offers an in-depth look at the history of "sex magick", but also manages to engage the readers in a critical dialogue with their own preconceived notions and blindly accepted norms.
About the Book Sexuality and the occult arts have long been associated in the western imagination, but it was not until the nineteenth century that a large and sophisticated body of literature on sexual magic—the use of sex as a source of magical power—emerged.
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Apr 29, William Ramsey rated it really liked it. Details if other :. Urban's literary and enjoyable survey of Sex Magick movements, with an emphasis on the Victorian era, is a great read. Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book.
Average rating 4. A thoughtful account of the influence of 'sex magic' within and on the cultural shift from Victorian values through modernity to the current post-modern melange of consumerism and radical individualism. I'm looking forward to reading more Urban in the future. Randolph, Reuss, Crowley, Evola, Gardner, LaVey and Spare are all studied through a glass that has its mildly Marxist moments and is no worse for that.