I have been studying Magicknow for around 10 years, and have come across LOADS of books about the theory and practice of the subject. I have been through the armchair-phase, the practicing-phase, the back to armchair, the back to practicing several times now. The enduring problem that I have come across in my development is what this book presents widely,freely and openly:<B>NO ASSUMPTIONS!!</B>
The author speaks from his own experiences when explaining the whys, and gives step-by-step directions when explaining the hows. And I can tell the newcomers to Magic(k) that this is rare indeed!
One note to beginners:Dont believe the author's time-frames for how long each exercise should be practised. Each of the beginning exercises are in themselves giant. You just try that first one about emptying the mind of thoughts! I learned that the goals of this book are many more than the final evocation of a spirit: And believe me, these entities are REAL!
"Summoning Spirits" is the one of best books I have read so far in regards to the ancient and powerful art of magickal evocation. Although I have only just recently purchased this book, I have found it to be very informative, educational and interesting. As an individual aspiring to master this ancient magickal art, and science, I had found Konstantinos's advice and guidance quite beneficial about only working with benevolent spirits such as Angelic, Planetary and Elementary entities. However, I will be looking forward to summoning the Goetic entities as well, as I believe that a magician should have a 'magickal and spiritual balance' between both benevolent and malevolent entities, in addition to mastering them. All in all, a great book for a magician wishing to practice magickal evocation. In addition, I am especially looking forward to evoking the divine and beautiful Archangels and striving to unite and become 'one' with Divinity, which Konstantinos mentions is the 'true' defintion and purpose of magick. A truly magickal and spiritually inspiring book. I know that I will always enjoy and value keeping it as part of my personal magickal library to cherish, reflect upon, and treasure the ancient magickal wisdom and power within it.