This 300 page tome is chock full
of dragon lore, magical principles and knowledge gleaned from author
D.J. Conway’s 25 years of metaphysical experiences and, of course, her
own magical workings with dragons.
Books by D.J. Conway:
The Celtic Book of Names
As I understand her premise,
dragons are creatures of the Astral Plane related to Elementals. They
and/or their potent energy may be summoned and used by magicians (if
approached in the proper manner) to enhance magical workings. This book
explains how it all works and provides rituals, spells, correspondences
and heck, even the kind of music and dance that dragons prefer. A whole
cosmology is described down to the minutest detail. Overall, it’s
really well written and researched (the “Dragons in Myth and Legend”
chapter is great!) and the Appendices provide good general witchy info.
But really, is there an audience out there for dragon-centered
A book like this would have made
any self-respecting Dungeon Master back in the seventies drool, but I’m
sorry to say it’s not my cuppa (Spirituali)tea. Sorry, DJ Conway fans.
I mean no disrespect. I actually like dragons, which is why I chose the
book to review. I was born in the year of the Dragon. I rooted for
Smaug in the Hobbit. I’ve collected dragon stuff over the years. Old
boyfriends have called me Dragon Lady..uhm, anyway, as I said I don’t
wish to offend but I really don’t know who I could recommend this
volume to. Then again, if you like DJ Conway’s other works or you are a
practitioner of dragon magic yourself, this book is certainly worth a
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