From the sigils of chaos magic to the numerical code of qabalah all magical practices operate in a web of symbols and language yet academics seldom examine the role that semiotics and linguistics play in the unfolding of magical works. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for magic power language symbol a magicians exploration of linguistics by patrick dunn august 082008 at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Patrick dunnchicago il is a poet linguist pagan and a university english professor with a phd in modern literature and language his understanding of semiotics and the study of symbols arise from his training in linguistics and literary theory. As a magic practitioner and a linguist the author illuminates this relationship and offers theories on how and why magic works drawing on linguistics and semiotics the study of symbols he shows the magical use of language both theoretically and practically. Highly literate and highly readable magic power language symbol will tickle the minds of theory thirsty academics and seasoned mages alike as well as anyone else eager to examine the manufacture of meaning
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