"NCIS" has been on the TV for ten years. Most series are lucky to last half as long. Not only has NCIS survived, it's currently the most watched TV show in America. "Bones," like NCIS, is a police procedural show. It's been on the air for eight years and its popularity ranks below the 40th most popular show. Personally, I like them both. They have quirky characters, aspects to the stories that go on over many episodes and even across seasons, twisting plots, and reasonable acting. Both usually have a killing or death in the first few minutes and spend the rest of their hour-long shows solving the crime. If they were on at the same time I'd have a difficult time choosing which to watch. As
First Step on the Moon
I've rarely met any person who has found magick by suddenly leaping into effective evocations and rituals. Some have tried. Most have failed.
The ones who succeed for the longest most often did not jump directly into magick. Rather they started looking for some way to enhance their spiritual development.
I think the reason for the failure of most who want to leap into magick is an unrealistic goal resulting from taking myths, movies and other fictions literally. That goal it to have power over others. With lack of success, most move on to other methods they imagine will give them power over others. Some, however, discover that the real secret of magick is that
My New Book:
The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham
On leap day, February 29, 1980, needing a room to rent, I moved into a two-bedroom apartment with a person I barely knew. His name was Scott Cunningham. At the time, Scott had been writing novels and was beginning his magical writing career. As I look back at it now, I'm amazed that I was able to share both a friendship and apartment with such an amazing person. I lived there for the next six years.
My newest book is about my friendship with Scott. It's unlike any other book on what Scott did and his personal spiritual growth. Yes, there is a bit of biography in there, so if you don't know about Scott's life you'll learn about it. I