Authentic Thaumaturgy [Isaac Bonewits] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A real world look at magic from Isaac Bonewits who carries a. Here’s an excerpt from the Second Edition of Authentic Thaumaturgy, my book on magic and religion for players of fantasy games such as. Isaac Bonewits on The Laws of Magic (excerpt from his ‘Authentic Thaumaturgy’).

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You can consult the works in the Bibliography especially Real Magic and its Bibliography for details if you wish. Home Back to Results. This allows them to use the same old magical materials in respectable new arrangements, without ever having to admit what they have done. All the calculations done in this book to determine Mana Points available to various entities, amounts of mana needed to accomplish different tasks, relative difficulty of spells, etc.

Once a spell has failed, roll percentile dice to determine the exact sort of failure after its given number of STUs, using Table 8. Negapsi may be a type of Retuning. Higher rank not only means fewer full length repetitions would be needed for condensing, but also that the final condensed time for the magician would be shorter.

Of course, it can be used with PK proper to produce Levitation.

For every usage of the Law of Names: Men are just as likely to throw love spells as women are, and women are perfectly capable of doing war magic. When you choose or get Astral or Mental Aughentic as a talent for one of your characters, what you have actually won is the ability to project consciously, since most people project out of their bodies every night during dreams anyway.

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Both of these are well worth examining in search of new spell effects, though I worry that they might be so powerful that no one will even think of throwing thaymaturgy magical attack at someone. Kinesthetic Techniques Men and women have always used dancing, as well as running, spinning, and other physical activities, as ways to go into trances altered states of consciousness and to release magical powers.

Full Spell Use PIs. Any and all of these imagining image forming techniques will be sufficient to focus the psychic energy of the magician upon the liver of any snark, even when that liver is covered with skin and thus hidden from normal vision, and may enable the magician to go into the snark oil business but watch out for boojums! Professional magic users must adjust their Magical Strength whenever they go up a rank. The least part of magic would be the material aids required, and most of those considered stored or aided magic, so as to enable its more immediate employment, rather than serving to prolong spell casting time or encumber the player using these aids.


Each of the Anti-Psi powers can also be sent elsewhere, to set up a shield or thaumaturhy field around a person or object.

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LeGuin, Fritz Leiber, etc. Not surprisingly, solid matter so-called is far more difficult to thaumqturgy than liquid is, liquids are harder than gasses, and gasses are harder to rearrange than free-flowing particles thaumaturyg energy fields — in other words, you have to pay attention to the physical laws of momentum and inertia.

But according to parapsychological research, they seem to have almost no effect at all on stopping psychic energy. We are now ready to go into a description of the basic ways in which magical phenomena seem to behave. Sounds, smells, textures, tastes, etc. Magicians of all times and places have considered such visual stimuli as among their most valuable tools.

It takes more mana to alter 50 kilograms of matter than it does to alter 5 kilograms of the same sort see Chapter 9 for a discussion of the numbers of MPs needed to accomplish various physical tasks.

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One gaming way to handle this would be to have the player of the character being operated upon roll for another Psi Talent on the PATs, if the surgery was done by a Magus, or else to get whatever talent was desired by the surgeon if he happened to be an Adept. The Law of Infinite Universes Essence: All other factors being equal, which they seldom thaumturgy, a superior magician one with higher scores in his game attributes and lots of experience will need fewer of these props than an inferior magician will.

taumaturgy Ricardo Gladwell marked it as to-read Nov 11, Magical associations sometimes operate in the reverse of what was wanted; meaningful coincidences are just as likely to be unpleasant as they are to be helpful especially if a lot of emotion goes into the related situations. Plains, healing, and protection. Wizards should have high amounts of Psi Potential, Intelligence and Wisdom.

That is to say, they are predominately interested in developing their psychic talents in order to apply them to the outside world for practical physical benefits health, wealth, preventing rain from hitting their picnics, attracting lovers, etc.


Or check out our Web site below. These alterations are for two main reasons: Pebbles or dust could be apported into the eyes of a monster. The first answer I can give to this is that I am a professional in the magic field.

Referees may wish to double or triple the Mana Point Cost of all spells done across time barriers.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Any GM who likes modifying his game’s magic systems will get a lot of ideas here. One set of rules even went so far as to claim that characters learning to use psionic thaunaturgy would permanently lose their other abilities: There are hundreds of different magic spells, each with a different purpose.

A little preachy in terms of the reality of magic, but very informative and pretty fun about how the author thinks magic really works. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This Law is so fundamental that hardly any work on magic has ever been published without mentioning it. Click the button to make a fast and secure donation to Isaac and Phaedra Bonewits, so they can afford to keep this website going and growing!

In the years since the first edition of AT was published inseveral major innovations have taken place in the world of fantasy simulation games. Magical Clarity Limit ——————————— 3 9. Most professional Illusionists would fall into this specialty, though they usually seem to be engaged in using Mesmerism to induce pseudo-sensory images which they akthentic will provoke certain responses though they could be sending out illusions by combining the Clair-Senses with Negapsi.

A Gothic Witch is always a worshipper of demons and a worker of mostly evil magic. With Raw Talent Use see Ch. Use percentile dice on Table 5.

In terms of game magic, this means that when a magician learns or invents a new spell or any other kind of ritual he is going to take a long time to perform it. Some suggestions authebtic given in Chapter 8 on how to calculate the effects of Anti-Psi shielding, but feel free to alter the figures given if such alterations will improve playability.