In 1904, life was different.
Different enough that real, working magic was taught at college campuses.
The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science
It's a very good foundational material, one which I heartily recommend for mages everywhere, and has a great deal of help in getting into the proper mindset. I have written a summary and analysis of the work, which is a good place to start before diving into the text itself.
If you've found "Edinburgh" useful, or have any general questions on it (specify chapter, please), let me know.
How come someone else's book is on your site?The copyright on this work has expired. It is now in the public domain, and as such, I'm making it available here free. Save a copy! Print it out! The original book may also still be findable in used bookstores. (I've got two hardbound copies.)
How to save a copy to your disk
The LecturesI have also given the book a rudimentary translation into HTML so that it can be viewed with greater ease online. To keep it manageable, I have given each chapter its own page, with a name of the form chapXX.html.
All text in those pages is Mr. Troward's, unless encased in [[double brackets]], which denotes a comment made by me. (Naturally, the page credits at the end are mine ;-P)
Table of ContentsIntroduction, Title Page, Foreword
Chapter 1 -- "Spirit and Matter"
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July 7, 2000. Design (c) 2000 Tad "Baxil" Ramspott.