View Full Version : The Magician's Tables: A Complete Book of Correspondences
by Alan Richardson. The description of this recently published book looks good but I see Stephen Skinner has reviewed it on Amazon and is claiming that it is a ripoff of his own book, Complete Magician's Tables, and even then contains only half the contents of his book. I thought I'd pass this along for anyone tempted to buy it. I ran across a copy at B & N and it's definitely much shorter than Skinner's.
So glad you posted this! I had it on my vague "Watch" list... Being a feral completist, I was planning to pick up a copy at some point, but will avoid it now.
I just picked up a copy for £5.99, reduced from £20.00, thinking at that price I might as well check it out. I quickly developed doubts about his scholarship when he claimed that "pentacle" literally means "all keys" -presumably confusing the Greek prefix "penta" (five) with "pan" (all) and when he repeated "Geburah" instead of "Gedulah" in expounding the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. The trouble is that this kind of book becomes worthless if you can't rely on the details being accurate.
Skinner's book is superior -- to the point that 777 can now be considered obsolete.