Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Melissa Harris, author of the new 99 Keys to a Creative Life.
I hope this writing finds you in a state of peace and wanting for nothing. However, if there are areas of your life that you may feel are lacking, or where you may want to create change, consider employing imagery to help you move forward.
Being a painter, I’m naturally most inclined to experience the world visually. The thought of a brand new tube of paint or an empty canvas makes my heart beat faster! Color makes me happy, and my preference toward various colors changes. Have you noticed that you are attracted to a particular color for awhile and then you want a different
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons, The Divine Arcana of the Aurum Solis, and the forthcoming Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses. Jean-Louis is also Lifetime Grand Master of the Ordo Aurum Solis and Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Cross.
Visualization is key for anyone involved in self development, self empowerment, and magic rituals. This is the first skill to learn and to practice. Of course, visualization is not the only component of a successful ritual, but it is the essential to it.
There are many ways to improve our ability. We can practice alone and in group. As Grand Master
Here are five short stories, my retelling of events that happened to me I'm calling "True Tales." They illustrate magickal concepts in a way I think is much more interesting than simply describing those concepts.
The Gods May Have Plans for You
that You Don't Expect
I was living in a house in the city of Encinitas in the North County area of San Diego. I was sharing the house with a man, Michael, and his son, Joe. Michael had been working as an engineer in a company that made amplifiers for people who wanted to boost the transmission power of their amateur radios. People who did this referred to themselves as HAM radio operators.
Michael had also studied acupressure and
Two years ago I made a blog post about poverty thinking and how that can be a cause of impoverishment. I showed that on some level many people see the wealth of the world as being like a pie, and if you make your piece bigger, someone else will get a smaller piece. Not wanting to harm others, people with this mode of thinking settle for what they have. What I pointed out, however, is that when you make your piece bigger, the entire pie grows in size, increasing the wealth of everyone. Today, I think I would put it this way: As long as your means of obtaining wealth was ecological—by which I mean good for you, good for those around you, and good for your community and the world—your