The magickal methods and esoteric knowledge of medieval Europe (476 to 1453 C.E.) form the ancestral backbone of modern ceremonial magick. To understand medieval magick, its necessary to know the primary repositories of this knowledge - the grimoires of spells, incantations, and ritual instructions for working with angels and conjuring spirits. And to understand the grimoires, you must delve into the life and times of the magicians who wrote them.
Scholar and magician Aaron Leitch sheds light upon the greatly misunderstood subject of the medieval mage in this comprehensive reference manual. In addition, he provides valuable comparisons among the magical practices described in the grimoires and various shamanic methods of working with the spirit world.
Modern Western magick is unfortunately dismissed as ineffective for such purposes. Like it or not, we Westerners have acquired that reputation (or stereotype) somewhere along our way. But why is this the case? Aaron Leitch offers several tips to enhance your magickal results by reconnecting with lost secrets of the past.
What is Enochian Magick? How did John Dee and Edward Kelly come to possess knowledge of the Angelical language previously hidden? And how did that Angelical language become what we today know as Enochian Magick? Aaron Leitch, author of The Angelical Language, Volume I and Volume II, explains.
Today, many students are familiar with the so-called Holy Inquisitions (also known among Neopagans as the “Burning Times”) conducted by medieval religious authorities. It brings to mind images of Pagan midwives and healers (or “witches”) suffering ...
The Great Occult Schism
Have you ever noticed there is a distinct separation between modern Western occultism (i.e. Wicca, Thelema, Golden Dawn, Theosophy, the New Age, etc.) and the indigenous occultism practiced by the rest of the world? Our techniques are different in fundamental ways, and (historically) both sides have suffered from various... read this article