Happy new year, everyone! Increasingly, people at this time of year look back at predictions made by public psychics and mediums to see just how well they’ve done. Some are surprisingly accurate while others, well, let’s say they aren’t very good (are you listening, spirit of Criswell?). One of the important skills of magicians is [...]
Noted magician and author Donald Michael Kraig delves into the world at large, and discovers that all things are Magickal.
Four years ago (wow, has time flown!) I made the following post to my blog. I thought that after so many years (and so many posts) it would be relevant to look at again: Have you considered making any New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs)? You know, the promises you make to yourself about changes in your [...]
I like the works of Charles Dickens. His A Tale of Two Cities is breathtaking in its scope and plotting. But even more fascinating are his insights into the psychology and motivations of the characters. Published just three years after the birth of Sigmund Freud and decades before our modern understandings of the mind, he [...]
Well? Did you survive the Mayan apocalypse? Did you survive the end of the world? I did. All those who didn’t survive the apocalypse, please raise your hand so we can see you. Coming soon to a theater near you: ZOMBIE MAYAN APOCALYPSE!!!
As we come to the end of the year, I’d like all who practice magick of any kind, but especially those who do group rites, to consider a simple question: Are you doing ritualâ€¦ or ritual theater? There is nothing wrong with either. There is nothing inherently “better” doing one rather than the other. I [...]
I am writing this just a few days before the supposed Mayan Apocalypse on Friday, December 21, 2012. The belief that the “end times” are here is nothing new. This LINK will take you to a page that lists over 200 dates where experts and religious leaders said the end of the world was coming. [...]
Ever since I was young I’ve had a “thing” about religion and spirituality. Although I often found myself disagreeing with various religious beliefs, or with ideas being presented as supposedly representative of various religions, I still had respect for the underlying concepts. Sometimes, I found that people would create religions not to help others, but [...]
Some people like money as a gift. While there’s a part of me that thinks, “Good! Money! I can do something with this,” there’s also another part of me that thinks, “They sure didn’t think much about this gift!” I prefer receiving something that someone has actually spent time considering. “What is Don like? What [...]
My favorite anarchic comedians are the Marx brothers. Of all their movies, I liked 1933′sÂ Duck Soup, the crazed, anti-war political satire, the best. All of their movies were really excuses to present comic bits. Some of the bits were recreations of movie skits created by Buster Keaton; he even helped them, without credit, perform them [...]
There is no Kabalah Or more accurately, there is no single thing, belief, or system, no single book, technique, philosophy or theology, that is the extent of the Kabalah. Whenever someone says, “according to the Kabalahâ€¦” or “the Kabalah saysâ€¦” they are at best being incomplete and at worst showing their lack of knowledge about [...]