Manipulating perception is a key component in working magic, but we humans are frequently unable to escape the linear model of time that is a primary component of our society. Space/Time Magic provides a cogent argument for moving outside of this linear trap and into a working model of the universe in which our reality can be programmed according to our will (i.e. transformed by magic) – not only in the future, but our past.

The reading can be a bit difficult if one is not comfortable with a logical paradigm of magic (Stephen Hawking is referenced, as are notable chaos magicians Phil Hine and Genesis P-orridge), but Ellwood manages to make many of the more scientific perspectives understandable, as well as practical. The book discusses divination, retroactive magic, sigils, writing, music, science, technology, and time management.

Taylor Ellwood is the author of a number of fascinating and unusual books, including Pop Culture Magick and Creating Magical Entities. He is clearly someone who does not see magic as a connection to the divine, but a rule-based, logically –defined energy source that allows any person with sufficient training to use it. Although I am more of an intuitive witch, basing my rituals on increasing my connection with the Divine, I found Space/Time Magic’s very useful and am incorporating much of that perspective into my own practice. I highly recommend this book for anyone wishing to increase their ability to work magic.

~review by Lisa Mc Sherry

Author: Taylor Ellwood
Megalithica Publishing, 2005

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