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5 Mantras to Boost Your Magick

If everything’s all in your head, then to get the magical results you want, you need to get your head straight. This is actually a HUGE issue, involving understanding your subconscious desires, your deepest fears, and your shadow. Because the unconscious magic you cast can be terribly effective. And unhelpful – to you and others. Share this on Facebook>>> So, for your entertainment and consideration, below are seven mantras designed to help clear up certain areas where you’d like to improve. If some of these mantras bring up resistance, they might be pointing to an area where shadow work may be helpful. 1)I forgive others, and I forgive myself. Why: The pissed off, festering witch is the witch who’s unconsciously casting negative spells at others. And there’s a good chance they’re coming home to roost. Forgive. 2) Lovingkindness to me. Peace be to me. Joy and happiness be to me. Lovingkindness to [name of someone you love]. Peace to [same name]. Joy and happiness to [same name]. Lovingkindness to [someone you feel neutral toward]. Peace …

Hermeticism

An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Hermeticism

Hermeticism: a spiritual philosophy based upon the writings of Hermes Trimegistus. Its influence on the Renaissance and the Reformation? Big time. Mystical? Oh, yeah. Complicated? Eh. Share this on Facebook>>> Here are the basics: 1) We’re on a spiritual journey of return to source/the Divine/God. But in order to complete that journey, we have to aspire to the Divine. We must want it, envision it, work toward it. 2) There is only one Divine, but there is a multiplicity of manifestations. 3) The Divine is both immanent and transcendent. It is within everything, and this is the connection between the above and below, within and without. Because of this law, our spiritual, inner life affects outward reality and vice versa. 4) The hermetic seeker begins the quest by pondering the mysteries of the universe, and sees the world through poetic vision. 5) There is more than one path. The hermetic seeker explores multiple spiritual paths to find pieces of the Way. About the Author Kirsten Weiss is the author of The Hermetic Detective, book seven in the Riga …

History and Mystery: the Witches’ Ladder

In 1887, Dr. Abraham Colles published an article about an odd object discovered in a Somerset Attic. Share this on Facebook>>> Workmen found a string, a meter and a half long and stuck through with rooster feathers. Alongside it were six brooms and an old chair. The workmen insisted the string was used as a ladder for witches to cross roofs. Colles was never able to figure out where this idea originated from, but he published and presented his findings. In later issues of the journal, other scholars speculated about the possible magical uses of the mysterious “rope and feathers.” But what was it, really?  Colles’s editor, Edward B Tyler, presented the ladder at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Two audience members stood up and told him it was really a sewel, used to manage deer. An 1867 book on deer park management describes the sewel as, “lengths of cord on spindles, with turkey feathers knotted onto them, at the interval of a couple of feet.” The book explains “it is …

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Sigil Magick

Last month I posted about magic spells imbued into knots. They can also be imprinted into sigils (sort of a knot in ink). And I thought about writing a post about sigils, but then I turned to YouTube, where I combed through a lot of garbage so you won’t have to. Share this on Facebook>>> First, what the heck are sigils: Next, a practical how-to in sigil creation (though I’m not sure about how this witch is pronouncing “sigil”): And finally, advanced sigil creation. Sigils in chaos magick, with more methods for sigil making. On a secondary note, I have to admire the complete lack of embarrassment of the guy on this video:  

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Tarotscope: August, 2015

We’re drawing one card for each sign from the Tarot’s Major Arcana and the second from its elemental suit. E.g. since Cancer is a water sign, one card is drawn from the Major Arcana and one from the Tarot’s water suit, cups. Share this on Facebook>>> Disclaimer: Tarotscopes are for entertainment purposes only.  So enjoy! Leo, July 23 – August 22. The Fool and the Page of Wands. This is a great time to take that leap and start a new project. Come to it with beginner’s mind, and don’t be afraid to ask questions and learn. No, you don’t know it all, but this is an opportunity for learning and growth. Virgo, August 23 – September 22. The Lovers and the Six of Pentacles. Are you the giver or the receiver in your relationships? Take a hard look at how you’re relating to others, and understand that this part of your life requires balance. Libra, September 23 – October 22. Judgment and the Four of Swords. You are on the right track. But you need to take …

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Pathworking for Creativity

Last Thursday I presented a workshop on Magical Creativity for Joy Reichard‘s In Her Name Circle. During the workshop, we did a qaballistic pathworking (a fancy term for a guided meditation) taking an imaginary journey from the sphere of Yesod to Hod. The path is represented by the Tarot card, the Sun. For this journey, I like the Sun card from Robert Place’s Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery, because of its male and female aspects. Share this on Facebook>>> And since no good presentation should go to waste, I’m posting the pathworking below: Follow your breath, letting go of the tension and stress of the week, the hustle of getting here on time. Let it go, and breathe in peace and light. Spiral all the pieces of yourself you’ve scattered out into the world back into your heart’s space so you are right here, right now. Imagine you are in a room filled with swirling purple-tinted mist and lit from below. This is the temple of Yesod, Foundation, the beginning of the etheric planes. The elemental forces binding matter …