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Writing Pyramidos

My latest book; Pyramidos: Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus, has its genesis in a series of correspondences between myself and a magician of considerable knowledge and experience. Having both found success in our practice of magick we both find ourselves in a position of offering guidance and advice to novices at the occult arts and we discussed potential strategies for providing useful and practical advice for these students as they embark upon the Path of the Wise. This original inspiration ultimately led to writing a comprehensive book on the symbolism and practical performance of one of Aleister Crowley’s least well known magical compositions; the Pyramidos Ritual. Continue reading

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Facebook Occultists

This has been a revolution is the once eremitic world of magick and it has spawned a generation of online occultists of different descriptions. The place where these post modern magi meet to swap incantations in the 21st Century is Facebook. An ardent seeker can find hundreds of open groups on the social site that have the word “magick” or “witchcraft” in their names and the variations on these make for tens of thousands of groups, some small and other with thousands of members, that are devoted to the discussion of the occult. Continue reading

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The Magick of Money

Nothing makes you think about money more than not having any. Perhaps this is because having money makes it much easier to occupy your time. As a consequence, those without it also spend a lot of time thinking about how to get their hands on some. Once they have gotten taken possession of the coveted cash, rather than finding fulfillment in the success of the operation, they begin to worry about how to get more. It seems that money is the one thing that we can never really get enough of. After all; there always something more to buy with it. Continue reading

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Being Mindful on the Path to Presence

The sensual experience of the world that each of us has is not the direct apprehension of reality that we perceive it to be. The process of interpreting our sense impressions stands between our direct knowledge of a thing and the thing itself. All that can be said is that within a very narrow band of perception that our senses detect the impulses that come to them and filter these for the mind to interpret. Continue reading

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Where to Find the Magick on the Web

The boom in internet witches and wizards has flooded the interwebz with hundreds of thousands of websites devoted to one occult practice or another. Many of them are a simple regurgitation of other sites which are themselves essentially cut and pasted from e-books and other obscure references. Among all of this white noise it can be hard to distinguish the websites that offer quality resources. After a few years of surfing the astral part of the web I have compiled this short list of essential websites for every student of the occult to keep bookmarked in their browser. Continue reading

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