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Serpent of Wisdom: Essays on Western Magic
Date: 2013-07-22   By: Donald Tyson
Throughout history, Western magic has been viewed with extreme ambivalence: at the same time accepted and dismissed, even by those who practiced it. Why is this? Could it have something to do with the very essence of magic itself? Donald Tyson, occultist and author of Serpent of Wisdom, explains why his new book thoroughly illuminates magic, its history, and its practice.
A Deck in Each Hand: Reading with the Lenormand and Tarot
Date: 2013-07-15   By: Patrick Dunn
The Lenormand, a simple, 36-card deck, is gaining popularity across the world. What are these cards, and from where did they come? Patrick Dunn, author of Cartomancy with the Lenormand and the Tarot, explains the cards and their inherent power—especially when they are teamed up with the Tarot.
Traveling Deeper with the Wheel of the Year
Date: 2013-07-08   By: Jane Meredith
We are all familiar with the Wheel of the Year and its celebrations. But what if we take a deeper look at the Wheel and the lessons it offers, seeing not just eight festivals of celebration, but a parallel of the waxing and waning of our lives? Jane Meredith, author of Rituals of Celebration, discusses what happens when we venture into the lessons of the Wheel of the Year and embrace the importance of loss as much as we do the importance of success.
Natal Ceres Sign and Your Relationship to Food
Date: 2013-07-02   By: Michelle Perrin
Our relationship to the celestial body Ceres is as complicated and volatile as our relationship to that which it rules: food and nourishment. In astrology, Ceres represents how we approach nourishment—physically, emotionally, and psychologically. At its worst, negative manifestations of the Ceres energy may result in the manipulative use of food as a control mechanism, while in its best, most harmonious manifestation, Ceres represents food that is used as a conduit of love. In this excerpt from Llewellyn's 2014 Moon Sign Book, examine how Ceres manifests itself through the signs.
Tarot for Astrologers
Date: 2013-07-01   By: Sally Cragin
Though I am primarily an astrologer, I also work with the tarot. Astrology and the tarot are perfect partners, complementing each other in many ways. If you work with the stars and not the tarot, chances are that the cards of the tarot will pique your interest once you begin to investigate them. Having an astrological perspective when working
The Hunger for Reality: Our Search for Essence
Date: 2013-07-01   By: Richard Harvey
We all have an inner hunger for happiness, for love, for security. But how do we bring these things into our lives? Richard Harvey, author of Your Essential Self, explains how we must first find our true essence, and all other things will easily follow.
The Gold Within You: Seven Alchemical Stages to Attain Spiritual Wholeness
Date: 2013-06-24   By: Nanci Shanderá PhD
Alchemists put various base metals, such as lead, through a series of processes that refine them until they become gold, and these alchemical processes in a laboratory are symbolic for the transformation of our inner "lead" into our "Gold," or True Self, our Soul. Dr. Nanci Shanderá, author of Your Inner Gold, discusses the seven stages of alchemy and how they apply to our personal transformative process.
Discovering Our Many Past Lives
Date: 2013-06-17   By: Douglas De Long
What really happens when we die? What becomes of the soul? There are many of us who wonder about death, and perhaps even fear it. However, if we dig into our past incarnations here on earth, we can discover more about ourselves, healing and transforming in the process. Douglas de Long, author of Past Lives for Beginners, explains.
Seven Flower Magic Rituals
Date: 2013-06-10   By: Tess Whitehurst
While it may sound like a contradiction, flower magic is both highly subtle and highly potent. It's subtle in that floral energy patterns lie beneath the concrete, everyday realm of awareness. It's potent in that a flower's vibratory patterns can merge with our personal patterns in ways that infiltrate and shift every aspect of our awareness and life experience, all the way down to molecules, thought waves, and emotional states. Like water dripping on a stone, the subtlety of a flower's vibrational signature—especially when combined with a clear-as-crystal intention—can steadily and relentlessly bring about lasting change. Tess Whitehurst, author of The Magic of Flowers, provides seven rituals for lasting and powerful flower magic.
A Quick Guide to Literary Character Creation with Mercury
Date: 2013-06-04   By: Llewellyn
Here's what you need to know to assess Mercury in astrological terms. Sign Rulerships: Mercury is a multi-tasker. The planet rules two signs: quick-thinking Gemini and analytical Virgo. They're both signs of airy intellectualism. Gemini is curious and wide-ranging, while Virgo is discriminating and precise. House Rulerships: Mercury rules

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
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