Quantum Magic

A Guide to Understanding and Practicing Magic

Non-Fiction - Spiritual/Supernatural
160 Pages
Reviewed on 07/31/2015
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Author Biography

J M Conley, a Solitaire wizard, has studied the occult for over half a century. His experience is founded in elemental magic and includes several other traditions.

As a metaphysician, he has always been more interested in the commonalities between the various traditions than their differences and in identifying the foundational concepts shared across the various paths.

This study has generated a lifelong pursuit to better understand the mystical elements of the multi-verse and our connection to them.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Quantum Magic: A Guide to Understanding and Practicing Magic is a non-fiction spiritual education text written by J.M. Conley, a long-term practitioner and student of the occult. He decided to write this book to serve as an introduction to the subject as well to provide practitioners with a standard approach to the techniques, theories and practice of Magic. Conley draws parallels between the study of science and the workings of the physical realm, and the practice of magic. He then presents a background discussion on energy, balance and the elements. Successful ritual practice of magic is dependent upon the preparation of both the participants and the materials that are needed for the particular spell. Meditation, focus, awareness and memory are all important aspects of preparedness, and Conley discusses each in detail. He also includes a comprehensive appendix of selected readings.

J.M. Conley's non-fiction religion and spirituality work, Quantum Magic: A Guide to Understanding and Practicing Magic, is a practical and easy to read primer. I've long been curious about ritual magic, but, after consulting several confusing and/or disturbing texts, had just about given up on the topic. Conley's presentation demystifies magic and magical practice, and his preparatory exercises are marvelous for anyone who wants to improve the functioning and health of their mind and body. What most impressed me, however, was his step-by-step guide in which he walks the reader through every aspect of a magical ritual, and I was pleased to find that those books that had me despairing of ever understanding the practice of magic were not on his extensive list of recommended readings. Quantum Magic is most highly recommended.

Micaela Alpert

Quantum Magic by JM Conley is a great book for those who want to learn more about magic and science, and how they relate to each other. The first part of the book is mainly learning about science and how magic uses it to its advantage. Conley talks a lot about perspectives, and how they can change the way people perceive magic. There are some pictures and diagrams explaining different concepts, and Conley makes the concepts easy to understand. The second part of the book (about 1/3 of the way in), brings the reader into the world of magic and gives the reader some spells to try out. Conley’s spells are spells that need the type of magic a human can supply. A lot of practices (you need to practice your skills!) that Conley leads the reader through are helpful if the reader is stressed out, or even if the reader just wants to relax. There is also a ‘RELAX !!!’ section in this book as well. I would say that this is probably the ultimate guide to magic and science combined: Quantum Magic.

I found Quantum Magic to be a great book. I liked it because it truly is a non-fiction book. The magic that you need has to be supplied by a human. The human is what makes it work. Conley’s book helped me relax, and just go over thoughts and different feelings. I recommend this book to all who like magic, and all who want to use it to give them a break in life and just relax.

Deborah Lloyd

J.M. Conley presents a comprehensive study of magic in his book Quantum Magic. This book includes both the theoretical approach and the practical application of utilizing magic in your life – whether you are a beginner or have been a practitioner for many years. A clear, logical framework explaining why magic works is outlined and explained. The blending of scientific and metaphysical information, as well as adding sketches throughout the book, makes this esoteric subject easy to grasp. The simple, but rich-in-meaning sketches facilitate learning and deeper understanding. He also presents a step-by-step learning process, complete with several exercises for each subject area. The conclusion of the book details specific instructions for a ritual – a fitting end to a complete process of learning magic.

Quantum Magic by J.M. Conley is a delightful book for the serious student/practitioner of all things metaphysical. I especially enjoyed the book’s thoughtful approach to a subject that goes beyond humanistic understanding. The discussion on objective vs. subjective realities that appears early in the book is probably the most fascinating one I have ever read. Using the example of a carpenter who lived two thousand years ago was poignant indeed. In the introduction, Mr. Conley shares that he has studied the occult for over 50 years. At the end of the book, he includes a list of excellent books to read, mentioning he has read many more over the decades. Many kudos to Mr. Conley for pulling together all the essential teachings into this single wonderful book!

Gisela Dixon

Quantum Magic: A Guide to Understanding and Practicing Magic by JM Conley is a fascinating book on the occult and things that people simply refer to as “magical.” JM Conley provides a thorough history of the supernatural and plenty of background information on both science and the supernatural, including topics such as quantum physics, cosmology, etc. We also learn about the nuances and differences between what is considered magic or the supernatural versus psychic abilities. There are detailed chapters devoted to various topics related to magical thinking, such as how to develop one’s abilities, self and universal awareness, visualization, understanding reality in all of its dimensions, meditation, and practicing and performing rituals. There are a lot of exercises throughout the book with simple steps and instructions for rituals, etc.

Quantum Magic: A Guide to Understanding and Practicing Magic by JM Conley is an extremely interesting read. Although I knew a little bit about the subject matter before, I found out a lot of new information and enjoyed reading about some very interesting perspectives after reading Quantum Magic. It is obvious that JM Conley has studied this subject for years and reading about some of the rituals and protocols was fascinating for me. All in all, this is more than just a book about magic; it is also about widening and expanding one’s horizon and perhaps looking at things in a different way. For this reason, I would recommend Quantum Magic: A Guide to Understanding and Practicing Magic to everyone.

Ken Biles

Quantum Magic explains magic in the same way I was taught by a Coven-trained Priestess almost 30 years ago. It explains complex concepts in simple and understandable ways. It's a fascinating read.