DAMIEN ECHOLS-High Magick

 

Sunday, November 11 at 5PM

Author 
DAMIEN ECHOLS
Speaking and Signing
High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row

In Conversation with Robert Lee

 


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ABOUT HIGH MAGICK

At age 18, Damien Echols was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. “I spent my years in prison training to be a true magician,” he recalls. “I used magick—the practice of reshaping reality through our intention and will—to stave off incredible pain, despair, and isolation. But the most amazing feat of all that practice and study was to manifest my freedom.” With High Magick, this bestselling author shares his first teaching book on the powerful spiritual techniques that helped him survive and transcend his ordeal on death row.

Though our culture has consigned “magic” to fiction, stage illusions, or superstitions about dark practices, the magick Damien learned is an ancient Western tradition equal the Eastern practices of Buddhism, Taoism, and yoga in its wisdom and transformative power. Here he brings you an engaging and highly accessible guide for bringing magick into your own life, including:

• What is High Magick? Damien clears away the stigma and reveals the history and core teachings of this extraordinary art.
• The Four-Fold Breath—a foundational meditation practice to train your mind and body to channel subtle energies.
• The Middle Pillar—how to bring divine energy into the central channel of your body for empowerment and healing.
• The Qabalistic Cross—a centering technique to help you stay balanced and protected regardless of circumstances.
• The Lesser Rituals of the Pentagram—powerful practices for banishing negative energies and invoking energy to manifest your goals.
• Working with angelic beings and other spiritual allies to support your practice.
• Creating thoughtforms to assist you in your ongoing magickal development.
• Guidance for overcoming your doubts, enhancing your visualization skills, creating talismans, practicing magick ethically, and much more.


ABOUT DAMIEN ECHOLS

Damien Echols was born in 1974 and grew up in Mississippi, Tennessee, Maryland, Oregon, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. His wrongful conviction, sentencing, and eventual release as part of the West Memphis Three case is the subject of Paradise Lost, a three-part documentary series produced by HBO, and West of Memphis, a documentary produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. Damien is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Life After Death and Yours For Eternity (with his wife Lorri Davis).

While in prison, Damien was ordained into the Rinzai Zen Buddhist tradition. Today he teaches classes on magick around the country and works as a visual artist. He and Lorri live in New York City with their three cats.


ABOUT ROBERT LEE

Robert Lee earned his BA and MFA from UT Austin, as well as his MDiv from Naropa University. He is a former Michener Fellow, Lenz Scholar, hospice chaplain, and award-winning poet. Robert currently lives on an island in the Salish Sea, where he works as a transformational coach, book editor, and writer. 


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High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row Cover Image
By Damien Echols, Eddie Vedder (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781683641346
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Published: Sounds True - October 30th, 2018

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