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Ceremonial Magick: Reuniting Yourself with the Natural World
Date: 2014-07-21   By: Gregory Peters
In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. The special robe, the implements, the prayers and orations and conjurations…all of this and more has the effect of isolating the individual from the rest of the universe. Is there a way to change this mindset and re-integrate ourselves to the natural world—and perhaps make our magick more powerful in the process? Gregory Peters, author of the new Magickal Union of the East and West, explains.
Casting a Circle for Clairvoyant Readings
Date: 2014-07-14   By: Alexandra Chauran
Casting a circle is a practice that makes use of the life force energy that pervades all things, which is often thought to be the mechanism through which visions are delivered. Alexandra Chauran, author of the new Clairvoyance for Beginners, provides simple instructions for casting a circle to aid in your clairvoyant readings.
The Moon and Rainfall
Date: 2014-07-08   By: Bruce Scofield
Astrometeorology—the study of correlations between weather and the Sun, Moon, and planets—dates back to the origins of Western astrology some four thousand or more years ago. Because astrology originated in the early agricultural centers of the Near East, there was great interest in knowing what the weather might be like in the future, as the
6 Truths About Enlightenment
Date: 2014-07-07   By: William L. Mikulas PhD
Throughout recorded history, and all around the planet, people have reported touching and dwelling in an enlightened state of consciousness. This very high state goes under many names, including "enlightenment." But what do we actually know about this state? William L. Mikulas, PhD, author of Taming the Drunken Monkey discusses six things we know about enlightenment.
High Magick & Initiatic Orders
Date: 2014-06-30   By: Jean-Louis de Biasi
For centuries, the ancient Western Mysteries have been transmitted through rituals called initiations. What are magical initiations? Do we necessarily need to be part of a magical order to be initiated? Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of the new Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses, explains.
Planetary Meridians: 10 Gateways to Empowered Intuition
Date: 2014-06-16   By: Bernie Ashman
Qi (or Chi) is the life force that travels through the human body along pathways known as meridians. While we can't see them, they connect to all of our major body organs. No wonder we can feel out of sync at times! Bernie Ashman, author of Intuition and Your Sun Sign, describes the benefits we receive when we work with our intuition and our meridians.
Leaves and Caps: 5 Ways to Honor The Sacred Remains of Plants and Fungi
Date: 2014-06-09   By: Lupa
In our daily and spiritual lives, we often neglect the plants and fungi around us—uprooting carrots and radishes for food, destroying the reproductive organs of flowers for bouquets, and deliberately stunting the bushes in our lawns. It is possible, however, to provide these plants with the respect and honor they deserve. Lupa, author of the new Plant and Fungus Totems, presents five ways we can honor our plant and fungi friends while still interacting with them.
How Yoga Practice Can Transform Your Relationship To Food
Date: 2014-06-02   By: Melissa Grabau PhD
A good yoga class feeds both our bodies and our minds, and carries over into our everyday life. What might yoga practice have to teach us about our relationship to food and our bodies? Melissa Grabau, PhD, author of The Yoga of Food, explains.
The Mystical Cats Tarot
Date: 2014-05-26   By: Barbara Moore
Cats are a popular theme for tarot and oracle decks, and for good reason. For centuries cats have been associated with religion, spirituality, and mysticism. Today, cats are much loved, as companions and as symbols of independence and a lack of concern for the opinions of others. We fancy that this spirit is born of an inner confidence that knows exactly what it wants and the best ways to achieve while maintaining a sense of nobility. In many ways, cats are metaphoric role models. Here, tarot expert Barbara Moore discusses the "purr-ks" of using the Mystical Cats Tarot.
Which Element Are You? Discovering the Five Elements to Find, Make, and Keep Lasting Love
Date: 2014-05-19   By: Leta Herman & Jaye McElroy
Whether you're currently in a long-term, committed relationship, or just beginning your soul mate search, romantic partners can be confusing. Perhaps you connect fantastically with your new lover in the bedroom...but not so much anywhere else. Perhaps the opposite is true: your relationship feels perfect in every way except when it enters the bedroom. These issues—and many others—are energetically based. Discover which of the Five Elements you most identify with, and use this knowledge to find, make, and keep lasting love.

In western ceremonial magick, there is often a tendency to view a magickal operation as something that is at odds with the natural order of the universe. This is very much the core of the western mindset, where nature is something external to oneself to be "conquered." Human individuality and the Will of the magician are thought to be somehow... read this article
Casting a Circle for Clairvoyant Readings
The Moon and Rainfall
6 Truths About Enlightenment
High Magick & Initiatic Orders
Planetary Meridians: 10 Gateways to Empowered Intuition

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