Thursday, December 25, 2008

Promethea Book 2

Author: Alan Moore

Quote: All myths are true, Sophie. Given that they last longer, they're even truer than the so-called "real world."

Why you should read this book: Moore continues Sophie's journey along the illuminated path as he more fully brings to light the meanings of symbols and the symbols of meanings in a giddy primer of basic magic disguised as a humble comic book. This volume combines superhero action and madcap Y2K mayhem with the skeleton map of human consciousness and imagination, including his revised major arcana (after Crowley) glossed in rhyming poetry with clever mnemonic anagrams and a repeated message about the limitless power of the mind. The theme continues to highlight the potential of imagination to summon forth something from nothing, effect change, and inspire positive momentum in a stagnating culture.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You're too busy casting spells to check out a refresher course.

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