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October 25, 2010

*Ron Gasparri*, founder of MSI – Modern Scientific Illuminism, colleague, co-conspirator and friend has been so kind and generous to have written and posted a terribly good review for the book “Dreams of the Magus – Where Angels Fear to Tread.” It is as follows –

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Indirect Prose, Profoundly Enlightening, Esoteric & Kabbalistic Revelation

“Some books are well-written. Some books have relevant information. Some books are filed with grand, meaningless rhetoric. G. Peter Madstone’s “Dreams of the Magus” is well-written, contains relevant information and has meaning throughout its easily readable, flowing style that is reminiscent of Robert Anton Wilson’s style, as found in his masterpiece, “Quantum Psychology.” Before I go on, I have to proudly disclose that Pete is a good friend of mine and rather than assume that would skew this review in a positive direction, it actually made me read it with a more critical eye. That’s the point; as near and dear as the Western Esoteric Tradition is to me, I would never actively promote anything that claims to be a device for illumination that didn’t provide any light at all.

I read “Dreams of the Magus” in one sitting and that’s how I recommend everyone reads it. There are obvious Kabbalistic allusions throughout this book and in this context, both the new aspirant and seasoned Esotericist alike will appreciate, and receive. Many have the perception that Magick is just something that Harry Potter does with his wand in hand. After reading this book, not only will that misconception be erased, it will be exceedingly clear that there is far less “hocus pocus” involved at all. The overall implication I took away from this lucid, well written guide is that Magick is a lifestyle that empowers one to take responsibility for every aspect of his or her life. It is a proactive approach that leaves Chaos as little room as possible to meddle, and that is not paranormal at all. That shouldn’t diminish the importance of active ritual, but it should put it in context. Universal energy made use of to manifest a desired reality works best when one ensures it can augment self under the best possible conditions.

There a few typos that made into the final draft, but they do nothing to take away from the value of this guide that should be in every serious student’s collection.”

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Added to this review comes another 5 star rating! Of course, as author of this book, I will take a shameless moment to also blow the same horn. This is an extremely valuable book which can benefit anyone who reads it in some unimaginable ways. That’s it…

You can buy this book anywhere online or order it from you local independent booksellers if you prefer to support the  smaller entrepreneurial spirits that drive our culture in non-homogenized ways. For now, here’s a link to my Amazon book page –

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1449547419/

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Today…

July 18, 2010

Today, which if time were truly linear (apparently it’s not), could have been a week ago.

Nevertheless, I am now happy (as I always am) to announce my affiliation with a wonderful and wild philanthropic group of adepts and mages who come from varied and sundry influences within the magical community. They currently run a website called “Modern Scientific Illuminism. Whether they bear any relation to the notorious “Illuminati,” remains to be seen, but they are doing a Great Work that can only benefit the community and society at large.

MSI’s mission statement reads simply and directly as follows –

“We aim to re-introduce the Sacred Feminine to mankind as found in Ritual Sex Magick Doctrine, Thelema and the Gnostic traditions that utilize physically produced Sacramental Media as an adjunct to Self-Realization and the ‘Christic Consciousness.’ “

The Modern Scientific Illuminism Blog can be found here, featuring the work of the aforementioned mages and wizards –

I will currently be a contributor to the MSI blog in the form of my typically unpredictable and erratic entries, which will follow a more specifically ritual-oriented, academic approach than I have been known for in the past and on my other blogs. I do believe this could be fun for all of us.

I encourage you to follow the MSI blog, and to become a member of the MSI facebook group found at –

MSI: Universal Thelemic Gnosticism

 

Dreams of the Magus Awarded 5 Stars

April 27, 2010

Pete Madstone Receives Another Shining Review for “Dreams of the Magus.”

Raven Digitalis, published Llewellyn author has awarded Pete Madstone’s book “Dreams of the Magus” Five Stars. Raven says it “is an especially relevant text for those wishing to gain new perspective in their magick or spiritual path.”

Raven’s review as follows –

“One word: Paradox. I have only read a handful of books in my life that explore the often-overlooked ‘divine dichotemy’ of spiritual Paradox. The force of Paradox is the one thing that upholds and maintains all of reality. Nothing is ‘this’ and nothing is ‘that.’ At the same time, magicians, Witches, and innumerable other spiritual path-walkers so often quarrel over details. In my eyes, one must step back from the smaller bits in order to see the bigger picture. Magus Madstone’s text addresses the so-called ‘bigger picture’ of magick, spirituality, and (most importantly) the nature of reality itself. Undertaking the daring task of putting these reflections to form, this book can be considered a collection of multidimensional observations funneled into a single-dimensional reality for the sake of communication.

“This book is clearly part of the author’s Great Work, or spiritual calling. The author touches on spiritual truths and questions that permeate numerous religions and belief systems around the world, yet never tells someone that they must believe–or observe reality–exactly how the author himself does. As a messenger of higher truths (as well as even higher questions), Dreams of the Magus is an especially relevant text for those wishing to gain new perspective in their magick or spiritual path. Those who are wishing to put aside their ultra-analytical (and often academically-overloaded) occult minds will find solace in the intuitive-yet-profound nature of this text. Those who feel a natural inclination to the intuitive, meditative, or reflective aspects of esoteric spirituality will feel a particular connection to the text. This book is simultaneously written in a mystical, challenging style reminiscent of Robert Anton Wilson, while at the same time structured in a contemplative, altruistic style reminiscent of Thich Nhat Hanh. Regardless of what ‘type’ of magician or spiritual seeker you are, there is extreme benefit in reading this mind-expanding, reality-questioning, self-analytical text.”

–Raven Digitalis, author of Shadow Magick Compendium & Planetary Spells and Rituals

You can find Raven’s website at – http://www.ravendigitalis.com/
and his books at – http://www.amazon.com/Raven-Digitalis/e/B001JS9TBI/

Enlightenment is Easy

March 16, 2010
 March 16, 2010 – Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to become enlightened? Have you ever even considered the possibility as an attainable reality? Well, G. Peter Madstone says, “Enlightenment is easy.”

“Enlightenment is Easy,” says Madstone

Dare to live a life that only you can live. What if one day you suddenly woke up knowing that your whole life has been just a dream? What would you do? Where would you go?

Happily, G. Peter Madstone – Mystery Keeper and author, has determined that not only is it easy to attain this higher state of existence, but it is absolutely necessary for the survival and evolution of the species.

The details of the process are presented in Pete’s new book “Dreams of the Magus – Where Angels Fear to Tread”. In “Dreams of the Magus” the Author says, “Know that what you wish is—it is as simple as that.”

Of course there is a little more to it than that, he would admit, but Madstone has a way of peeling away the complexities of our material and spiritual existences, and putting things in a way that is not only accessible, but challenging and revolutionary in his message and presentation.

“Dreams of the Magus” is obviously influenced by Kaballah, Taoism, and other forms of Eastern thought, but the information is handed to the reader in a way the Western mind will find easily approachable.

Dreams of the Magus is available at

Amazon Online

and soon at

Barnes and Noble Online
and by order at major and local booksellers, as well as on the Internet’s book merchant websites.

For book purchase, press kit and more information, visit
Madstone Mystery Labs Website

The Cell has Divided

March 12, 2010

Due to the amount of personal email I have been receiving regarding “Dreams of the Magus”, I have happily decided to devote a blog to this book, and will no longer be using the Madstone Mystery Labs, Inc. website for the purpose of handling items concerned with this book.

Admittedly, the new layout I have chosen had a big influence in this decision, for while I had been pondering the idea over the last couple of months, when I finally saw this layout with its colors and flexibilty, I knew the time had come – and so it is.

You can find this website at dreamsofthemagus.wordpress.com/ or on the DotM banner at the top of the sidebar to the right.

I hope to see direct involvement with this blog, comments (upon comments upon comments) pertaining to the book and those ideas that it inspires in you. I also hope that you enjoy and are stimulated by the ideas I present in blog postings, for this is where conversation can truly take place. The other pages on this blog are fixed pages for informative purposes only, but I also supply a contact page for your private contact.

Bearing this in mind, this blog also serves as a media package providing informaton to the book industry itself – reviewers and other professionals can also contact me via this form. You will find a link to this form on the Navigation menu entitled “Contact Madstone”.

Thanks for your continued support and enthusiasm – I hope to see you there soon.

Madstone


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