You are holding in your hands the best practical introduction to the art of magic ever published. Not "one of the best", or "arguably the best", but simply the best. It is a superb tool for the individual who wants to understand what magic is all about -- not in theory, but in practice. -- J. H. Brennan, from the Foreword This is a carefully conceived course of instruction for anyone wishing to take up ceremonial magic, but who is unwilling or unable to join a working group. Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki takes the student, month-by-month, through a full year of magical training. The author imparts her years of hard-earned experience in a clear, accessible, and often humorous style for which she is internationally known. Each month's work is concluded with practical exercises designed to give the student a sound working knowledge of ritual magic. Among the many topics covered are: -- Constructing and consecrating a Temple -- Meditation and visualization techniques -- Working in an elemental temple -- Exploring the Inner World Foreword by J. H. Brennan.