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Principles of Ceremonial
By Melita Denning & Osborne Phillips, Mysteria Magica
Magical ceremonial can be built up and elaborated to forms of great subtlety and complexity, but the initial principles which cause its creation are simple in the extreme. In the first place, ceremonial is a different thing from meditation, and it ...

How Does Astrology Work?
By Stephanie Clement, What Astrology Can Do for You
Astrologers use the birth chart and other calculations to consider every kind of question imaginable. The most frequently asked questions are about romance or finance and career. When will I marry? Will this relationship last? Will this business ...

Can Runes Be Used for Divination?
By Donald Tyson, The Truth About Runes
The earliest allusions to runes concern divination. The Roman historian Tacitus, writing in 98 A.D., describes how the German priests would cut a bough from a tree and divide it into pieces, then distinguish them by carving into their bark "certain ...

Astrological Aspects
By Llewellyn George, New A to Z Horoscope Maker and Delineator
There is an angle between every two planets in the horoscope which is measured in degrees. When the angle produces a significant interaction between two or more planets, they are said to be "in aspect."  The angles which give rise to the "major ...

Who Were the Druids?
By Tadhg MacCrossan, Truth about Druids
To mention the word Druid is to evoke images of ancient wizards and wonder-workers from old Irish sagas, Welsh legends, Caesar’s Gallic Wars and Scottish folktales. If you have read about the Druids, you’ve probably retained one of their many images ...

The Seven Heavens and Their Angels
By Richard Webster, Praying with Angels, Richard Webster (Llewellyn Publications)
Christians, Jews and Muslims all believe in heaven. Apocalyptic accounts of heaven range from one heaven to ten, but most agree on seven, probably because of the seven visible planets. The tradition of seven heavens probably originated in ...

Ayahuasca – the Vine of Souls, the Medicine of Love
By Ross Heaven,
Shamanic healing often employs plants to good effect, though it is rarely about herbalism, per se. Indeed, most shamans are explicit that the pharmacological properties of the plants they employ are of far less importance than the spirit which is ...

What is the Golden Dawn
By Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, The Truth about the Golden Dawn
The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is an initiatory magical group that was founded in London in 1888. It is a society that is dedicated to philosophical, spiritual, and psychic evolution. The history lecture of the Order states that, "The Order ...

Fet Gede - the Vodou Festival of the Ancestors
By Ross Heaven,
We carry the past around with us. It is in our memories, in the "ether" that surrounds us, in our family history - and, perhaps, in our cellular memory. Recent studies have shown that transplant patients inherit more than just organs when they take ...

Your Birth Number
By David Allen Hulse, Truth about Numerology
Numerology, in addition to assigning three basic number values to the letters of a name, also assigns a birth date to one number, known as the birth number. The birth number reveals influences at birth which will shape the direction your life will ...


Turn Your Dreams Into Reality is all about knowing what you want, making sure it is a realistic goal, and then imagining what you need to make those dreams real. I have also called this the GWYW—the "get what you want" approach to life. It's a way to think about coming up with realistic goals and deciding what you need to do to make them... read this article
Craft: Wish Bracelet
Coincidence, or Communication?
13 Hidden Traditions of Mabon
Hoarding to Fill Emptiness: How to Tell if Spiritual Lack is Causing Clutter Accumulation
Amaterasu: The Brilliant Sun Goddess

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