By David Conway
Born and taken up in mid-Wales, David Conway has again domestic to his birthplace after decades spent in a foreign country, first as a pupil in Paris and Strasbourg, then, after a diplomatic posting to Brussels, as valuable Director of the eu Patent place of work in Munich. He has additionally been a Civil Servant in London. His first e-book, Magic: an occult primer attracted substantial media recognition while it seemed in 1972. nonetheless well known on either side of the Atlantic, it used to be by way of additional books, The Magic of Herbs and mystery knowledge: the occult universe explored, either equally good got. One reviewer expected that the writer could develop into a cult determine, particularly one of the younger, yet he had no such objectives. simply now has he emerged from seclusion to explain what it is prefer to develop up studying the best way to be a magician. His is a unprecedented tale, stylishly instructed, person who will attraction as a lot to readers with very little curiosity in magic as to these totally dedicated to its perform. This impressive publication might but flip David Conway into the cult determine that was once expected. no matter if he likes it or no longer.
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