Most Popular Articles
Date: 2012-04-09 By: David Rankine
Over the last thousand years there have been several distinct streams of Western magical practice. Running parallel are the grimoires, which focus on preparation and complex procedures to produce effective communication and interaction with spiritual beings, and the Books of Secrets, full of simple techniques using easily available ingredients. Both of these traditions have influenced many of the more recent magical traditions and practices that have developed in recent centuries. However, until recently the importance of the early Book of Secrets tradition has been largely ignored. Here magician David Rankine explains the rich, magical history behind these books.
Date: 2012-03-05 By: Michelle DesPres
There have been periods throughout history, such as the Golden Age, the Renaissance, and the Age of Enlightenment, in which humanity has shined. We are entering the year 2012, and a time of great change is upon us, especially within the United States. How do we best embrace the upcoming changes? How to do we balance healthy communities and country with a healthy self? Michell DesPres, author of The Clairvoyant Path, discusses our our intuition can lead us to positive and permanent change—within ourselves and throughout the world around us.
Date: 2012-03-12 By: Carl F. Neal
When thinking about the world's history, the use of incense is not something that is likely to come to mind. However, incense has had a shaping role in the economies and politics of societies the world over for thousands of years. How can such a small, humble stick hold so much power? Carl F. Neal, author of Incense Magick, explains.
Date: 2012-04-16 By: Donald Michael Kraig
Magick is one hundred percent natural; there is evidence of its use as far back as the earliest humans. But how has magick grown and evolved in that time span? Author and magician Donald Michael Kraig investigates three newly-released books from Golden Hoard Press that, in their original forms, were used by the teachers of the teachers of the teachers who are teaching magick today.
Date: 2012-02-15 By: Barbara Moore
When Tarot expert Barbara Moore first began studying the tarot, there weren't many books on spreads, and the ones that were available were mostly collections of spreads with no explanations or directions. This left her with many questions, and led to a ten-year tarot journey through spreads. Here she discusses techniques to revamp your tarot spreads (and your tarot practice), as well as her new book, Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings
Date: 2012-04-02 By: Graham Nicholls
For many skeptics, the out of body experience (OBE) can be explained away or simply ignored. But what of the evidence from recorded accounts, controlled experiments, and research into near-death experiences? Graham Nicholls, author of Navigating the Out-of-Body Experience, explains his new book, and how these powerful experiences can be had by anyone once we step away from the everyday and reach out for something truly life-affirming.
Date: 2012-03-19 By: Kristoffer Hughes
Date: 2012-06-04 By: Ginny Brock
Fear is the most fearful of all things, and it, in itself, is an illusion. The fear of death is one of its greatest cultivations. Death can freak you out totally. And unless you think about it, take it apart molecule by molecule, and begin to figure it out, it will continue to paralyze you. What does it take to conquer the fear of death? For Ginny Brock, author of By Morning's Light, it was meeting her recently-deceased son in spirit...and realizing just what was beyond.
Date: 2012-05-21 By: Lisa Rogers
Most of us enjoy a good bone-tingling scare. As a whole, we spend millions of dollars each year trying to satisfy our darker side. We like our horror movies, can’t wait to get on death-defying rides, and we spend countless hours reading the latest thrillers. But what about real paranormal encounters? Could they be more commonplace than we tend to think? Lisa Rogers, author of On Haunted Ground, poses the theory that, for better or worse, we all may be a little more haunted than we think.
Date: 2012-05-07 By: Barbara Moore
While many of us are attracted to Steampunk because of the aesthetic, can a Steampunk-themed tarot deck be more than simply a novelty? Barbara Moore, tarot expert and creator of the Steampunk Tarot, answers this question, and explains just how the Steampunk genre parallels the journeys of the tarot.