by Raymond Buckland
Llewellyn Publications, 1994
It’s not an easy task to review this book because the author’s concepts are not hard to understand, nor is the writing on a level that the average reader won’t be able to comprehend. I do not object because of anything that one can point to and say that it is not right. It’s simply that the concepts laid out in this book are not new.
Let me be clear, I will not sugarcoat this review in any way, nor will I call him the greatest author to ever walk the face of the Earth. Buckland is a good author in that he takes a complex concept, such as Wicca, and breaks it down so that just about anyone can understand the concepts presented. But, as I said, the concept of using color in Magick is not a new one.
He references, several times, other authors who have discovered this process, and used it to great success. Granted, in most cases, they are not writing for the metaphysical audience. They have discovered the psychological uses of color in various means in the workplace, school, in personal life, and so on. No, what Buckland does that is novel is to bring all this information together, and put it with magickal practices.