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Donald Michael Kraig   

Donald Michael Kraig

Donald Michael Kraig graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy. He has also studied public speaking and music (traditional and experimental) on the university level. After a decade of personal study and practice, he began ten years of teaching courses in the Southern California area on such topics as Kabalah, Tarot, Magic, Tantra, and Psychic Development. He has been a member of many spiritual and magical groups and is an initiated Tantric.

Don has worked in telephone marketing, managed a courier service for a major bank, managed costume shops, worked in a sleight-of-hand magic store, and he has worked at occult shops. He worked at a used book store for one month and ended up owing them more money than he earned. He has also worked as a professional Tarot reader (he is a Certified Tarot Grandmaster) and has helped teach computer classes as U.S.C. As a musician he has performed in concert choirs, madrigal groups, and in bands that have opened for groups ranging from Elton John to Great White.

Don has received training and is certified as a clinical hypnotherapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH), the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), and the Association for Integrative Psychology (AIP). He is also certified as a hypnosis instructor by the ABH and as a master practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming by the AIP.

Don is best known as the author of books including Modern Magick, Modern Sex Magick and Tarot & Magick, published by Llewellyn. Recently, his first novel, The Resurrection Murders (see www.resurrectionmurders.com) was published by Galde Press. He has given lectures and workshops all over the U.S. and in Europe. He has been the editor-in-chief of Llewellyn's New Times magazine and FATE magazine. He helped start Llewellyn's free on line journal and is currently the editor of their free Encyclopedia as well as writing for New Worlds. He lives in Southern California.

Last Chance to Win a Free Tarot Deck!

Wow, how time has flown! It’s been almost a year, now, since I announced the “Win a Free Tarot Deck with Your Prediction” Contest. For full details and for your chance to enter, see this LINK. Only comments made to that page are acceptable. Further, ALL predictions must be made and dated on or before […]

A Great Loss: Colin Wilson Passes

It was 35 years ago. A young and dumb kid—we’d call him a “geek” today—went to the newsstand to pick up some of the latest issues of Thor, The Avengers, Doctor Strange, Conan, and the Fantastic Four. He also looked quickly through the rest of the magazines at the large newsstand, seeing one he’d never […]

Martial Arts and the Holidays

Many years ago I briefly studied Kung Fu with one of the great masters of the art who, at the time, was teaching in the San Fernando Valley of California. One of the things he stated was that the hardest opponent to face would be a big, powerful, untrained bully because he had no fighting […]

How to Improve Your Visualization Abilities

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “How do I improve my ability to visualize? I can’t see anything.” And it’s no wonder that people ask this. Practically every book that covers magic and spellcraft, as well as books on the Law of Attraction and those that disguise their occult links by calling […]

Names, Magick, and the Subconscious

Names and Magick One of the strongest aspects of magick is the use of names. By this I mean the use of one word or phrase to represent something much grander. For example, if someone were to mention my name, you might think of a blogger, a writer, a workshop leader, a hypnotherapist, an occultist, […]

Thanksgiving and Black Friday

When I was very young, because of the death of my father, my mother, brother and myself were very poor. My grandfather had made a deal with the bank (they did that back then) so we could stay in our house until my mother was able to get her life together and earn money. Still, […]

“NCIS,” “Bones,” and Group Dynamics

“NCIS” has been on the TV for ten years. Most series are lucky to last half as long. Not only has NCIS survived, it’s currently the most watched TV show in America. “Bones,” like NCIS, is a police procedural show. It’s been on the air for eight years and its popularity ranks below the 40th […]

The Magick Destroyer in Your Pocket

This post is coming out late because I was in Las Vegas giving workshops over the weekend. Sometimes, in the most unlikely of places, I get an epiphany. In this instance my received information occurred in a most unlikely place: Caesar’s Palace…or rather, next to it. I needed to get a replacement battery for my […]

True Tales 12 & 13

Environmental Awareness No, I don’t mean keeping track of the natural world and our impact upon it (although that is a good thing). Rather, I mean being aware of things immediately in your surrounding area. Perhaps you’ve been to a party or club where someone just keeps bumping into people and things. That person is […]

True Tale 11

Spiritual Intimidation In my previous post, I described why I decided to quit a small, Crowley-oriented group from when I lived in the San Diego area: First: One of the leaders attempted to cover up his clear lack of knowledge. There is so much information available today, it is quite impossible to know everything. One […]