Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Donald Tyson, author of several books, including the new Kinesic Magic.
Why has there never been a yoga of the West? India has its hatha yoga, an ancient system of static physical poses said to maintain health, extend life, and enhance vitality. Another Hindu system called kundalini yoga awakens spiritual centers along the spine and revitalizes both spirit and flesh. In Buddhism, hand gestures are used to control esoteric energies during meditation. China has its tai chi, a discipline of moving poses that flow into one another like a slow-motion dance and channel esoteric energy through the body. In Korea and Japan the martial arts use
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Philip H. Farber, author of Brain Magick and the new High Magick: A Guide to Cannabis in Ritual & Mysticism.
Right now, as I write this, the state in which I live is about to have a historic vote on the legalization of cannabis. The vote narrowly missed passing last year—and it wasn't because anyone in our state legislature was outright opposed to legalization; they were essentially quibbling over the details. Which means that it's going to pass, maybe this time, maybe the next time. It's all a very good thing—people will cease to be jailed and persecuted over their own cognitive choices, the pursuit of happiness guaranteed to all of
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Diana Rajchel, author of the new Urban Magick.
Pagan, to a lot of people, means "nature worship." I've met many who resonate with this definition, and I do see where they're coming from. But as someone who is both Pagan and joyfully urban, I would like to take this opportunity to explain why I advocate for a more city-inclusive definition.
For those that see Pagan as an umbrella term for multiple religions, we acknowledge that some of those religions center much more around daily human life especially activities of governance and shared community. Hellenism and Nova Roma most certainly have aspects of the urban within their
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Durgadas Allon Duriel, author of the new The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life.
Many of us in the Pagan community connect with nature through ritual. It's common, for example, to hold observances of the lunar cycle on full and new moons, and the solar cycle with the Wheel of the Year, where we mark the course of the seasons. An additional way of attuning ourselves with nature and bringing magic and spiritual connectivity into our everyday lives (which is the subject of my new book, The Little Work: Magic to Transform Your Everyday Life), is by observing the Sun's movement throughout the day with adorations, which come from