Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie and authors of a vast number of books, including the new Golden Dawn Magic.
Magicians, Wiccans, and Neo-pagans are no doubt familiar with the concept of working with the elements to effect magical change in one's environment and circumstances. The four elements of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth and their attributed qualities have been a fundamental part of Western magical practice from the time of the ancient Greeks. Magical forces have been classified in accordance with the elements ever since. Although the four
It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of DJ Conway. DJ crossed over last week after a brief illness.
DJ authored more than 35 books and helped create several tarot decks—the majority with Llewellyn. She wrote on Paganism, Wicca, Druidry, Shamanism, and even some fiction. Most of her earliest books remain in print to this day (including her first book, Celtic Magic). Carl Llewellyn Weschcke was proud to have published her books and spoke of her fondly because she was an important voice in the community. Like Carl, DJ spent her time reading, researching, and writing. She is respected for her knowledge and as a teacher.
DJ's work was also innovative and
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Daniel Moler, author of the new Shamanic Qabalah.
Since I was young, I have always wanted to be an explorer, to travel the outer reaches of space into uncharted territory. Over time, the mysteries of the cosmos grew deeper the more I learned about the way the material universe works. There seemed to be unseen forces at work that I wanted to understand.
I was soon to learn that the ancients were not naïve about these invisible forces, but highly understood and even knew how to harness them. Shamanism is one of the oldest spiritual modalities on the planet for understanding the invisible forces of the universe that surround us. Most all
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Tony Mierzwicki, author of the new Hellenismos: Practicing Greek Polytheism Today.
Back in June, Tomás Prower (author of La Santa Muerte and the new Queer Magic) wrote a guest Llewellyn blog post titled, "Can Queer Magic Be Used by Non-Queer People?," in which he correctly stated: "You don’t have to be Greek to develop a meaningful and potent relationship with the Olympian gods" as a parallel to non-queer people practicing queer magic. So, do you have to be Greek in order to practice Greek polytheism?
There are precedents for non-Greeks practicing Greek polytheism in ancient times.
The Panathenaia, which was the main annual festival