Until nearly the end of the Twentieth Century, most neuroscientists believed that once a human brain was formed in childhood, it would remain pretty much the same throughout its life. in the 1980s, however, scientists changed their minds about brain change. We now know that the brain not only can rewire itself very quickly, it can also grow new cells. What does this have to do with Magick? Philip H. Farber, author of Brain Magick: Exercises in Meta-Magick and Invocation, explains.
We may be the only self-aware physical beings on Earth (although, I’m not certain octopi wouldn’t give us a run for our money), but there are other places besides Earth. I’m not suggesting we discuss aliens, which may or may not exist and may or may not even visit Earth (although, I rather doubt it), but in a conversation on magic, it is crucial to discuss entities with non-physical bodies—beings...
Use what you know, metaphysically as well as in the mundane world. For example, I mentioned the one witch I knew who washed her hands to get rid of “evil” spirits. I like anime, so I use some of those symbols and images, as well as concepts from computer science, physics, movies, fiction, etc. A banishing should ready you to do magic and declare the space you are working in as magical or...
When we desire or need something, we might set out to do a spell to capture that which we want or need. Whatever we are seeking, it doesn't matter how long we prepare or research the perfect ingredients, chants, and timing for our spell if our subconscious mind is working against us with questions of fear and doubt. How can we overcome the subconscious to make our spells and rituals work to achieve that which we need or want? Andrieh Vitimus, author of Hands-On Chaos Magic, details how.
There are many differing opinions on what chaos magic really is, many of which evoke an image of something dark, sinister, and dangerous. Andrieh Vitimus, author of Hands-On Chaos Magic, dispels the myths and details what chaos magic really is and how, in these uncertain times, it can provide a framework by which we can improve magical results and achieve whatever outcomes we desire.
For some time, back in the 1970s, I had been ordering items from an odd occult shop in Great Britain. I say “odd” because their catalog made rather quirky claims and had products that nobody else carried, often with the “warning” that only their products were “official” (whatever that meant!). One of the things they described in their catalog was something called Chaos Magic. Over time, I started...