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Qualities of the Astral Plane
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Astral Projection for Psychic Empowerment, by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke & Joe H. Slate, Ph.D.
The astral plane is the second plane, sometimes called the Inner Plane or subjective world. It is an alternate dimension both coincident to our physical world and extending beyond it. Some believe it extends to other planets and allows for astral ...

Beyond Dreaming
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
A technique developed by Joe H. Slate at Athens (Alabama) State University for "true dreaming," it specifies a certain goal and then focuses the dream experience upon it. Beyond Dreaming not only promotes psychic dreaming, it activates the ...

Review of the Witches Tarot
By Barbara Moore,
Summary: This deck is for every witch who wants a deck rich with magickal symbolism. In the magickal world as in tarot, associations and correspondences are of major importance. Ellen Dugan combines tarot and witchcraft together to create something ...

Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy and beauty
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
In the G∴B∴G∴ this phrase is spoken as the opening of your ritual from the center of the Circle. It has the power of similar phrases like "Man your Stations" and "Let the Games Begin!" Note there are three admonitions—that ...

Taking the Door Without A Key
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
Door Without a Key is an expression used by Dion Fortune in Moon Magic, London, Aquarian Press, 1956, page 91: “I will tell you what I did, putting all my cards on the table, for it shows how we used the Door Without a Key to escape the Lord ...

Postures and Movements—East and West
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
“Postures” generally refer to Eastern yogic postures along with controlled breathing, and our familiar Western postures of standing and sitting. In addition, postures involve intentional movement—even if just sitting with grace and ...

The Magick Wand
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
The extended right thumb between clenched fingers as the Magick Wand may be unique to the GBG. Other common substitutes for this tool are the right, or even the "power" index finger if left-handed, and the thumb and first two fingers clenched ...

Secrets of the Conscious Mind
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
The conscious mind is the "middle" consciousness—the "ordinary" consciousness, the "objective" consciousness, the "aware" consciousness—with which we exercise control and direction over our "awake" lives. With your Conscious Mind you ...

Herbal Codes — Or, You Don't Need to Kill a Black Cat
By Harold A. Roth, Owner, Alchemy Works, http://www.alchemy-works.com/herbal_codes.html
Many grimoires and books of magic use animals and their parts as codes for herbs and other materials. Here are a number of them, some from the Greek Magical Papyri (see PGM XII:401-44), a work composed between 200BC and 500AD. Others come from Galen ...

Derma-optic Perception
By Carl Llewellyn Weschcke,
The capacity of the mind to receive information through touch, typically through the hands or fingers. That sensory/extrasensory phenomenon has been illustrated in lab studies at Athens State University under the guidance of Dr. Joe. H. Slate in ...


You might have noticed New Year's Day tends to fall at different times in different cultures. For example, Chinese New Year falls in late January or February (at the new moon of their first lunar month). The Jewish New Year (aka Rosh Hashanah, or "Head of the Year") occurs in the fall, at the beginning of the seventh month of their ecclesiastical... read this article
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