• A Course in High Magick

  • Evoking Divine Energy to Heal Your Past, Transcend Your Limitations, and Step Into Your True Potential
  • By: Damien Echols
  • Narrated by: Damien Echols
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (374 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Damien Echols credits the practice of magick for helping him survive his wrongful imprisonment on death row - and allowing him to create the circumstances that led to his freedom. With A Course in High Magick, he shares the essential teachings on magick for anyone committed to personal transformation and service to a greater purpose. Here he introduces listeners to the history of magick, offers guided exercises and meditations, presents step-by-step instruction in key techniques, and more.

©2018 Damien Echols (P)2018 Sounds True

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Inspired and Intimate

This book really tied so much together for me to feel confident in a cohesive magical practice that feels right for me. I have pursued shamanism, Faye magic, Hoodoo, but always struggled with the ritual and dogma at times, or ran into charlatans and narcissistic teachers.

Damian’s voice was calm and soothing and he really provided some potent and grounded information that I think any magi would appreciate.

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Your Starting Place for Magickal Practice

I have to start by saying that this audio recording is not an exact read of the book, as most audio book users are used to. If you like to read along with your narrator, you will not be doing it with this. That said, this audio book is very much an additional tool to be used with the printed book because it includes guided meditations and visualization techniques.

For the past year I have been trying to implement magick into my life and had no results whatsoever. But without a dedicated teacher, what does one do to achieve results? It seemed like a sign when Damien released this book because I had been following his story since he became a newsworthy figure in the 90's. He's writing about magick? This must be a message for me. In the book Damien points out that one can not start doing spellwork without first taking the elementary steps to hone their energy, therefore for new users spells and spellbooks are usually not going to work. This audio recording is serving as a first teacher for me. Damien's guidance for all users is helping me hone my energy so that eventually I can do spellwork. That said, these beginning rituals are very much beginning. If you are already an energy worker, these will probably not help you. This is a starting place for magickal practice.

Damien has a wonderful, deep, soothing, calming voice that is perfect for narration. You can hear his passion for the art and practice when he speaks. His voice helps me concentrate and ground.

If you know anything about Damien Echols' history you know that he is the perfect person to teach this subject. In the book he outlines how these practices have helped him survive in the past. I am delighted to learn from someone who has dedicated so much of his life to this practice and am looking forward to all of his upcoming works.

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Only get High Magick if you are ready for a serious life change

High Magick changed my life. And I have only just begun doing Damien’s practices consistently. I feel Damien has accomplished a rare feat — something many spiritual leaders have not been able to accomplish. Damien makes energy work relevant and accessible to those who don’t self-identify as “spiritual seekers” or “energy workers.” He has built a bridge between two worlds. I am very grateful to be alive at a time when works like this are made accessible to all. Thank you, Damien.

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The perfect companion to High Magick !!

I read High Magick and loved it but I wanted
the audio version and instead found this companion to the original book .
I am so pleased with the guided version of the meditations and spiritual practices. They are easy to follow along with and the authors voice is clear and soothing to listen to. He also includes more of his personal journey which I felt, made the exercises in this audio book more poignant . Hopefully there will be a follow up book, outlining even more of his practices and ritua!s in the future.

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Best Introduction to Magick

Absolutely love it! This book changed my approach to magick and energy work. Damian’s guided meditations were very helpful & the direction is straightforward. My practice has become more focused & productive.

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Awesome course!

I thought I was the only one to use these practices to help me deal with an arduous life at sea in the Navy. To know that a man used this philosophy to get out of a far FAR worse state has reawakend me back to these basic meditations. A super course that simplifies so much of giant books of authors like Israel Regarde, Don Craig, and many others.

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Practical

This book was an easy listen, really practical in the sounds, the visualizations and the activations/initiations onto it for the newbie. I really enjoyed the simplicity found in his explanation of the hows and whys.

You can really feel his sincerity in his words and his willingness to teach others what he knows. A really great book and reading overall.

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  • 01-14-19

Life Changing!

The exercises in this audiobook will change your life. Nearly every sentence is a pearl of wisdom. It is also presented in a way that is easy to understand. I have been practicing yoga and meditation for years, and this is definitely one of the best books on energy work that I've ever "read".

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Best book on magick hands down

This is very well done, bravo Damien.Thank you so very much for telling your story and for sharing your magick practices with us all.Your book has changed my life for the better, it has lead me down the path of magick. I am so grateful to be alive.

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great ideas in this book

This book is fantastic. The ideas the author Promulgated in this book Are you there a somewhat simplified or incredibly advanced perspective on Western magic Depending on your perspective. He certainly has an interesting paradigm that doesn't necessarily conflict with nor really stand wholly alongside the other authors on the topic. it's a really great list.

My only real complaint is honestly the same complaint I have with Israel Regardie in his audio recordings. Neither of the to know how to pronounce Hebrew words. That said it does not detract from the experience too much so long as you're aware of it and seek out Someone who can speak the language fluently to guide your pronunciation. Sometimes I wonder if these mispronunciations are not intentional on behalf of the creators during the recording sessions.

Bottom line you should buy this book if you're intrested in the Western Esoteric Traditions, or Ceremonial Magic. You will also want to look out for anything written by Chic and Sandra Tabitha Cicero, Israel Regardie, and Alistair Crowley to name only a few.

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  • Paul (the other one)
  • 05-18-19

Utmost Respect

I have utmost respect and admiration for how this man survived what he went through; I cannot stress this enough - amazing story and I wish him all the best in his life.

However, the book itself isn't resonating with me; not because the content is bad, but because I listen to audio presentations when I'm running, walking or driving and therefore the tuition, practices and meditations never match the space that I'm in when listening.

If you can discipline yourself, and you listen to this when alone at home, then you may get more from it than I did.

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  • Mr. A. Denman
  • 01-30-19

A great beginners overview

This was fantastically narrated by Damien himself, and serves as a good introduction to High Magick. You will learn various breathing and visualisation techniques, as well as The Rose Cross and LBRP. I highly recommend this, it is very easy to follow and narrated perfectly.

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  • Julio Tiusanen
  • 05-30-19

Thank you for your time and wisdom Damien!

This book focuses on the key energy work needed for high magick. How to master the qabalistic cross, middle pillar, lbrp, and other energy work.

The content is so high quality, no BS, straight to the point and simple terms... But delivered in a soothing and solemn voice.

Thank you Damien! Hope magick returns all the good that you do for others.

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  • Phil A
  • 02-11-19

Great Listen

I loved this book. Great narration. Memorable experience. Exceptional insight. Will listen more than once. Thanks to the author.

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  • Barnaby Clifton
  • 10-28-19

The best course to introduce you into magick!!

I love it, I did find it odd that the lbrp was at the end, I'd had put it in the start if it was my course. All the lessons were spot on and congruent to what I have heard from other magicians elsewhere. It's really cool to have guided magick lessons even though he is perhaps a bit too explanatory! The breathing is hard because he doesn't keep the best count, but I also have limited capacity at the moment so there's that. All in all, the best audiobook I have ever purchased, I love magick!

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  • Seona Gunn
  • 05-17-19

Honest and compelling

Loved it? I'm new to magic but this is a fantastic book to help you understand what it is and how best to practice.

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  • metaldog
  • 11-02-20

START HERE ...

This book can be summarised in just two words: 'Start here'. Moreover, I would posit that this book and the techniques contained therein are the missing link between the 'ask' of the law of attraction and the actual 'receiving'. I bought this book after ploughing through the extremely valuable Israel Regardie's 'Golden Dawn' tome. I was fascinated by this book but did not know how to put it together and somehow stumbled upon a video of Damien on YouTube. Hence, I bought this book with my credit.

Damien teaches the Qabbalistic Cross, Middle Pillar and critically, the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram - together with the four-fold lunar and solar breath. All this is deftly women up with his philosophy of life (beginning in early childhood) - and his traumatic years on death row. Damien has made a modern masterpiece here.

Whilst there is no substitute for hearing Damien's story in his own voice - I would recommend buying the actual book as an adjunct - as the Hebrew words need to be vibrated and it would be nice to see the proper spellings too - a better PDF would have been beneficial. But other than that - an unreserved 5 stars - as just a month after buying this book I am seeing results in my own life. Good luck!

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  • J. Felmingham
  • 09-21-19

Toolbox of practices

I’ve been doing the MIddle Pillar practice for 6 months & this audio course has enabled me to clarify, refine & develop what I’d been doing on my own. My practice has improved tremendously in the last 3 weeks as a result. Really is Magick !

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  • AC
  • 04-16-19

Inspiring and motivational

Remarkable man with an inspiring description of Magick and it's practical application. Excellent narration.. feels genuine and heartfelt. One of the most enjoyable audio books I've listened to on the subject matter.

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  • Garry Watts
  • 06-27-19

Has it all!

Absolutely loved this book and though I rarely do will go over it again and again. The story is an incredible one and the practices described are intriguing. The whole book is an absolute pleasure to read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-19

A gentle triumph

I've read and practised a great deal in this field and I love this work. Echols offers a beautiful, calming, flowing treatise and practice to begin the beginners and complement existing practitioners. Faultless and lovely. A triumph.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-20

awesome

Loved it. Helped me so much. Thank you. Please do more! love that was narrated by author!

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  • 08-21-21

High Magick

Just the right amount of information and the right book length to get one started on High Magick. Damien is a good teacher and a good narrator. I will listen to it over and over again until it becomes a part of me and my practice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-20

Exceptionally resonating material

Excellently descriptive process of the magickal operations, the author/narator being very knowledgeable on the subject, and the content not only being delivered in a concise way with segues to personal experiences and correlative material that provides a deeper understanding of the notion being explained, but also speaking to the soul of the reader and anyone who is undertaking the Great Work.