ConjuringwithJames Tunney

Books Mentioned In This Interview

james tunney the mystical accord: sutras to suit our times, lines for spiritual evolution shakespeare the tempest marlowe the tragical history of dr. faustus hoffman the case against reality symonds pope leo xiii and the prayer to st. michael steiner the archangel michael: his mission and ours hall the secret teachings of all ages macneice goethe's faust peterson the sworn book of honorius underhill the column of dust martin hostage to the devil persuitte joseph smith and the origins of the book of mormon macgregor mathers the book of the sacred magic of abramelin the mage gary lachman aleister crowley s lewis how to be a christian j r r tolkien the lord of the rings robert howells the last pope antonio gramsci prison notebooks peter j carroll liber null & psychonaut phil baker austin osman spare lunaea weatherstone tending brigid's flame assuncao capoeira graf w. b. yeats: twentieth century magus evans-wentz the fairy faith in celtic countries harper yeats's golden dawn peter kingsley ancient philosophy, mystery and magic lisiewski howlings from the pit taylor the virgin warrior hubbard dianetics r c tetragrammaton wheatley the devil rides out

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish Barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a visual artist, and author of The Mystery of the Trapped Light: Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism plus The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution. His website is

Here he acknowledges that he is approaching this topic as a mystic and a scholar, but not as a practitioner of ceremonial magic. He reviews various historical cases of conjuring, particularly that of John Dee, the court astrologer to Elizabeth I. He points out that laws against conjuring were established by Elizabeth’s father, Henry VIII. He describes various dangers associated with conjuring, including possession. He contrasts the magical practice of conjuring with the mystical journey that necessitates letting go of egotistical attachments.

(Recorded on October 10, 2020)

J. Tunney, Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is —

Published on October 30, 2020


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