Jan Fries

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Jan Fries is a German occultist freestyle shaman. He is a musician, artist, magician and author of several books.

He lives in Frankfurt near the Taunus Mountains.

Biography[edit]

Fries is credited with coining the term "freestyle shamanism"[1] in reference to a style of magic that emphasizes trance and closeness to nature, but instead of roots in a shamanic tradition, draws from individual experience in a way akin to chaos magic. He notes the Zos Kia Cultus, Maat Magick, Taoism and Thelema as his chief influences.[2]

Works[edit]

Although Fries is a native German speaker his books have all been written and first published in English.

English
  • Visual Magick: A manual of freestyle shamanism (Mandrake of Oxford, 1992, 2001)
  • Helrunar: A manual of rune magick (Mandrake of Oxford, 1993 & 2002)
  • Seidways: shaking, swaying and serpent mysteries (Mandrake of Oxford, 1996)
  • Living Midnight: three movememts of the Tao (Mandrake of Oxford, 1998)
  • The Cauldron of the Gods: manual of celtic magick (Mandrake of Oxford, 2003)
  • Kali Kaula: manual of Tantric Magick (Avalonia, 2010)
German
  • Visuelle Magie: ein Handbuch des Freistilschamanismus (Ananael 1995)
  • Helrunar: ein Handbuch der Runenmagie (Ananael 1997 & 2002)
  • Seidwärts: Schütteltrancen, Wiegetänze und die Mysterien der Schlange (Ananael 2003)
  • Der Kessel der Götter: Handbuch der keltischen Magick (Edition Roter Drache 2009)
Spanish
  • Magia(k) Visual: Manual de chamanismo estilo libre (Noctiluca 2003)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fries, Jan (2007). Visual Magic: A Manual of Freestyle Shamanism. Mandrake of Oxford. ISBN 1-869928-57-1. 
  2. ^ Fries, Jan (2002). Helrunar: A Manual of Rune Magic. Mandrake of Oxford. ISBN 1-869928-38-5. 

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