ull disclosure: Aidan is a dear friend and colleague of mine and I was honored to be able to read some of the early drafting of his phenomenal book Six Ways and receive an advanced readers copy of it as well.
Aidan knows me well enough to know that I would give him real, honest, feedback when it comes to a review and that makes me especially thrilled to be able to say that I highly, highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in magic and specifically developing a LIVED magical practice.
For that is really what Aidan is articulating in his work. His focus is much less on theory or abstract magical ideals (because really do we need more such books?) and much more focused on in the dirt and in the bones lived magic.
In Six Ways you will find a number of techniques that can be put to use by anyone no matter your level of skill or magical ability. That is useful. But to my mind what is invaluable is the way that Aidan allows his readers to “look under the hood” and see what actually makes a lived magical practice work – as well as what might get in its way.
For those who don’t want to just read about magic but actually want to live it, the is YOUR book.