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High Magick Book by Damien Echols

High Magick: A Guide to the Spiritual Practices That Saved My Life on Death Row

At age 18, Damien Echols was sentenced to death for a crime he didn’t commit. “I spent over 18 years in prison training to be a true magician,” he recalls. “I used magick—the practice of reshaping reality through our intention and will—to stave off incredible pain, despair, and isolation. But the most amazing feat this practice manifested was my freedom.” With High Magick, this bestselling author shares his first book on the powerful spiritual techniques that helped him survive and transcend his ordeal on death row.

“An incredibly powerful book about the power of consciousness and the human spirit to transcend any situation or adversity. Damien spent nearly 20 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, and if this guy can walk the talk, anyone can.” —Tony Robbins

“Through the practice of high magick, Damien Echols tapped into his soul to find the inner-strength to overcome the appalling injustice that was bestowed upon him. He is an amazing testament to the power of the mind and body, and we’re proud to call Damien our friend.”  —Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne

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A Course in High Magick - Damien Echols

A Course In High Magick

Damien Echols created A Course in High Magick as a practice-based audio companion to his book High Magick. This course guides you with clarity through each step of the essential techniques for accessing magick. Damien helps you develop your magick practice with the spiritual teachings that have been empowering mystics and magicians for centuries. “High Magick is the ability to shape the world around us with our will,” says Damien. “Whether you know it or not, you’re already doing magick with every thought, word, and deed. The only difference between a magician and the average person is that a magician does it intentionally.”

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Life After Death

In 1993, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, Jr.—who became known as the West Memphis Three—were wrongfully convicted of murder. Deemed the “ringleader,” Echols was sentenced to death. Over the next two decades, the WM3 became a worldwide symbol of wrongful conviction and imprisonment, with thousands of supporters who called for a new trial. In a shocking turn of events, all three men were freed on an Alford plea, an unusual technicality whereby the defendants were released but not vindicated, in August 2011.

Now Damien Echols shares his story in full—from abuse by prison guards and wardens, to portraits of fellow inmates and deplorable living conditions, to the incredible reserves of patience, spirituality, and perseverance that kept him alive and sane while incarcerated for nearly two decades.

“[Echols] has written a haunting book, and the story it tells is hardly over. He is living out a sequel that is no less strange and magickal than what he has already been through.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“Somehow, in the depths of his unspeakable nightmare, he found the courage and strength not only to survive, but to grow, to create, to forgive, and to understand. Life After Death is a brilliant, haunting, painful, and uplifting narrative of a hopeless childhood, a wrongful conviction, a brutal incarceration, and the beginning of a new life.”—John Grisham

Yours for Eternity a Love Story on Death Row

Yours For Eternity: A Love Story on Death Row

After seeing the documentary “Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills,” about the West Memphis Three, Lorri Davis—a New York-based landscape architect—wrote Damien Echols a letter. Thus began a 13-year correspondence that witnessed their marriage while Echols was still on death row, and culminated in Echols’ release in 2011. Sharing their private letters, Yours for Eternity is a must-read for the legions who followed the case, as well as anyone who appreciates an extraordinary love story.

West of Memphis

West of Memphis

“West of Memphis” tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man. Directed by Amy Berg in collaboration with the multiple Academy-Award winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the documentary is told and produced by those who lived it - Damien Echols and Lorri Davis. The film uncovers new evidence surrounding the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, and exposes the wrongful conviction of three teenagers who lost 18 years of their lives imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.


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