When we think of meditation, we tend to think of Eastern meditation techniques. Many are familiar with zazen, for example—sitting, attending to the breath, and bringing the mind back from stray thoughts. But what about Western meditation practices? How are these different? Are they as powerful? Patrick Dunn, author of the new Practical Art of Divine Magic, maps out a powerful, theurgic meditation on beauty designed to bring us closer to the divine.
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.
While dismissed in scientific circles, the idea that we could arrive at some
language that more accurately or efficiently communicates with spirits or
our own deep minds is a common one in magic. The most famous of
attempts to do is often called Enochian, although the creator, John Dee,
called it "the Angelic Language." John Dee, who was court astrologer to
Queen Elizabeth I in the...
Aleister Crowley, Gerald Gardner, Robert Cochrane and Helena Blavatsky: each of these people invented, recreated or discovered a system of magic and spirituality in the early part of the 20th century, and all of them were modernists. A modernist ...