Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search

See Me and Other Llewellyn Authors In Person and Online

As I wrote at the end of my previous post, This coming Saturday, September the 14th, I’ll be giving a workshop for the San Diego Pagan Pride day event. This family friendly (and dog friendly!) day will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at 6th and El Prado/Laurel in beautiful Balboa Park. If you […]

Are Astral Initiations “Valid?”

Recently, there has been a great deal of blog-flutter concerning whether astral initiations into magickal groups are valid (see, for example, here, here, and here). I’d like to share my ideas as this topic has clearly struck a collective nerve. What is an initiation? According to the free, online Llewellyn Encyclopedia, here is the definition […]

Magick & Forgiveness

We just experienced a blue moon. Popularly, this means the second full moon in a single month. The original meaning of a blue moon, however, is based on a seasonal view of the year. Each season (winter, summer, spring or fall) typically has only three full moons. Because of the way the moon orbits the […]

The Magickal Memory

Aleister Crowley thought that developing the “magickal memory” was an important part of magickal training. The magickal memory is the ability to recall past lives. In Magick Without Tears, chapter 37, he points out that one of the values of remembering past lives is that it helps you overcome a fear of physical death. In […]

“Everything You Know Is Wrong”

The title of this post is taken from the title of an album by the Firesign Theater. It’s also the name of a song by Weird Al Yankovic and a book by Russ Kick that supposedly reveals the “secrets and lies” that everyone thinks are true. Now, it appears that social psychologist Diederik Stapel has admitted that thirty of his […]

Magick 101 # 6.4: The Evocation of the Archangels

This is the concluding section of lesson 6 in my series on basic magick. In this lesson I’ve so far covered the following topics: Why the LBRP Matters Secrets of the Kabalistic Cross More Secrets of the Kabalistic Cross Sounds of the Kabalistic Cross Understanding the Formulation of the Pentagrams The Names that Charge the […]

The Map is Not the Territory

A few mornings ago I received a phone call from a friend on the opposite side of the country. Alay’nya started out as a hard-driving scientific researcher. We met at a psychic fair in San Diego where she came and received a Tarot reading from me. Although we’ve rarely seen each other in person, we […]

When Logic Fails

Recently I read a very long post entitled “Non-Monogamy: Do Open Relationships Work?” The writer of that post makes what I consider to be numerous false assumption and false definitions to fit her narrow philosophy. Even though she admits that non-exclusive relationships, like exclusive relationships, may be successful or unsuccessful, she comes to the conclusion that […]

TFYQA

Whenever I give workshops, I begin by writing the letters TFYQA on a blackboard. Well, actually I now have my computer write them on a screen or blank wall, but you get the idea. The letters stand for “Think For Yourself. Question Authority.” I explain that neither I (nor other speakers at various metaphysical events) […]

Magick is an Experimental Science

A few months ago I made a post to this blog entitled, “Vibration: A Key to Magick.” In it, I describe the process known as the Vibration of Words of Power. I think knowledge of this technique is so basic to magick that I cover it in depth within the second lesson (chapter) of my […]