The Fractured Prism
The higher truths of the Supernal World are constantly broadcast down into the Fallen World, distorted into a thousand different forms — such as the occult beliefs of Sleepers throughout the world. A mage versed in these traditions can see past the Sleeper’s occult trappings to the Supernal truth, like a faint light that is invisible to the blind. Privy to such culture-bound magical secrets, these mages wield power unknown to others.
A sourcebook for Mage: The Awakening™
- 7 magical traditions, from Santeria and Taoist sorcery to the rites of the Knights Templar and Appalachian Hoodoo hexery.
- Unique spellcasting rules and benefits for mages versed in a magical tradition
- Advice about incorporating magical traditions into chronicles and stories.
Sample Magical Traditions
- Appalachian Hoodoo, a magical style based around conjure-men and root work from rural Appalachia in the United States.
- Entheogen Cults, the "shamanic" styles involving the use of hallucinogens to explore and interact with the world of spirits.
- Kabbalah, a style of Jewish mysticism.
- Taoist Sorcery, the eclectic magical styles of Chinese taoism.
- The Templar Treasure, the Christian Mysteries as handed down by the Knights Templar.
- Theosophy and Its Inheritors, from the Spiritualist teachings of Madame Blavatsky and the Theosophical Society of the Victorian era.
- Santeria -- La Regla de Ocha, a primal fusion of old West African mysticism with Catholicism.
All of the above Magical Traditions are allowed, but we do not use the alternate magic options for any of them.