In the 1980s and 1990s, author Frater U... D... published the magazine Anubis in Germany. As "Aunt Clara"—a straight-talking old sorceress—he wrote answers to readers' questions. It was light and fun, but also an accurate glimpse into the details of the occult.
Now, the best of those questions, along with some new ones, have been collected in a book that is informative and delightful. It answers questions like:
• How important was the Golden Dawn? • Are there Freemasons who perform magic? • What is the role of astrology in magic? • How do you join a magical order? • What's the truth about chaos magic? • Do real Satanists exist?
This is one of the author's favorite works because he had so much fun writing it. Expect wit, a good time, and information that will answer your questions about occultism.
With its focus on fun and frivolity, it's no wonder Beltane is one of the most festive Sabbats of the year for many modern Pagans. Held each year on or around May 1st, Beltane is a celebration of vitality, fertility, strength, and growth reflecting a blending of many traditions. It gets its name from the pre-Christian Celtic Bealtaine, which... read this article