Does magick really work? You graduated from UCLA. How can you believe in that stuff?
These are questions I hear all the time. Modern society indoctrinates people to disbelieve in the possibility of magick. But the simple truth is, as many of you reading this already know, “Yes, magick does work.” The challenge, however, is that there are numerous variables in magick, ranging from your emotions to the time, and unless you know them and deal with them you may not achieve your intended results. That’s why it often appears that magick may not be successful.
It’s like getting into a car, making sure the gears are in neutral, turning the key, and having nothing happen. Why? Maybe the
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons and the forthcoming The Divine Arcana of Aurum Solis.
Western initiatic traditions like Freemasonry, Golden Dawn, Aurum Solis, etc. have a long history. They have achieved a worldwide reputation. However, you must be careful about your first impression when you are looking for a book about Qabalah!
Qabalah is everywhere! In bookstores and online you will find ubiquitous references to the Qabalistic tree, the Sephiroth, the Archangels, the sacred words, etc. In fact, because of its presence everywhere, these books on Qabalah seem to be the only reference you can trust,
In the beginning of tarot's existence, the Magician’s role was primarily that of a stage magician or even juggler. This, by extension, was interpreted as a con man or someone who tries to trick you. Like the Fool, the Magician was not the noble or admirable character it is today. This card was a warning to beware of being taken for a ride.
Today, however, that interpretation, like the historical meaning for the Fool, is reserved for the reversed or ill-dignified position. Instead, we focus on the Magician’s skill, his ability to make effective use of all the resources at his disposal, to create something out of seemingly nothing.
The Magician is usually shown with a table. On the