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Date: 2011-03-14 By: Philip J. Imbrogno
Genies have long been a part of our cultural lexicon, from Aladdin's lamp to I Dream of Jeannie to various literary tales. But are they really the harmless wish granters we in the West perceive them to be? According to Philip Imbrogno, co-author of The Vengeful Djinn, the answer is no. The Djinn are an ancient race, older than mankind, and they are indeed to be feared.
Date: 2012-08-20 By: Shawn Martin Scanlon
The term "black magick" fascinates as no other, and yet the term itself is so mysterious and vague that it's not always easy to find two magicians who can agree precisely on its meaning. Is black magick that of revenge, theft, cruelty, or other malicious acts? Or is a magick that explores the darker sides of our psyches? Shawn Martin Scanlon, author of Everything You Want To Know About Magick (But Were Afraid To Ask), discusses why we needn't focus so much on the multiple definitions of "black magick"—or even worry about incorporating it into our own magickal practices.
Date: 2008-07-16 By: Donald Michael Kraig
If you practice magick for even a short time, you’ll learn the reality of Mark Twain’s quote, “truth is stranger than fiction.” The popularity of numerous “reality” television shows indicates this is true. But when it comes to magick, TV seems to ignore this. I liked Buffy and Angel and I like Ghost Whisperer, Charmed and The Dresden Files. But
Date: 2011-11-09 By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Do Spirits Have "Past Lives?" Of course they do! At least for spirits of the recently deceased people, which is what people generally mean when using the word "spirits." We live, we die, then as spirits we inhabit the spirit world for a time, then we are born again, and the cycle repeats again, and again—time after time. We journey
Date: 2015-04-06 By: Marcus Katz
In the past decades, many questions regarding the world's most popular tarot, the Waite-Smith (or Rider-Waite-Smith) Tarot, have been answered. But one question remains open: why did this deck become the model for virtually every other deck in the last century? Marcus Katz and Tali Goodwin, authors of the new Secrets of the Waite-Smith Tarot, explain.
Date: 2009-11-02 By: J. Allan Danelek
December 21, 2012 has been cited as being "the end of the world as we know it," based on the end of the Mayan long-count calendar. What inspires us to adhere to such annihilistic beliefs? J. Allan Danelek, author of 2012: Extinction or Utopia, explains.
Date: 2004-07-01 By: Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
Many people think of Wicca as just another word for Witchcraft. Some say that Wicca is merely the 20th Century version of the Craft. Others call Wicca the “Old Religion.” And some say that Wicca is totally a 20th Century invention! Many proudly ...
Date: 2002-01-01 By: Elen Hawke
What do you do when people keep asking you questions about the whys and wherefores of witchcraft and Wicca? That was how my first book for Llewellyn, In The Circle: Crafting the Witches Path, came to be published. I tried to write the sort of book ...
Date: 1969-12-31 By: Thea Sabin
There’s a great pagan song by Catherine Madsen called “The Heretic Heart,” part of which goes: Though law, scripture, priest and prayer Have all instructed me, My skin, my bones, my heretic heart are my authority. Many people come to Wicca ...
Date: 2004-10-11 By: Thea Sabin
Magic is the art of using the whole of the natural and universal energies. To responsibly perform Wiccan magic, it's necessary to know the spiritual laws governing the material world. Many people choose to ignore these forces. The expression ...