Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Donald Tyson, author of a vast number of books, including The Serpent of Wisdom, The Demonology of King James I, and Necronomicon.
Most of you have probably seen video clips of famous people whose eyes seem to change for a moment into snake-like eyes with vertical slits instead of round pupils. YouTube has no shortage of them. Fans of David Icke claim they are evidence that the world is ruled by alien shape-shifters that Icke calls reptilians. Most of the time, the theory goes, these aliens look exactly like us, but now and then they let their guard down, and their reptilian eyes pop into view.
Icke gets the most credit for this
Editor's Note: As the magickal community is likely aware, our dear friend and colleague Donald Michael Kraig is currently undergoing some difficult health challenges. While Don works on his recovery, we will be sharing some guest blog posts from friends, authors, and other noted community figures. Please enjoy this guest blog post by Donald Tyson, author of a vast number of books, including The Serpent of Wisdom, The Demonology of King James I, and Necronomicon.
There's been a lot of chatter on social media recently about the use of occult symbols by prominent entertainers at major venues, such as the Superbowl Halftime Show and MTV's Video Music Awards. Madonna was notorious
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Donald Tyson, author of several books, including The Demonology of King James I, Necronomicon, The Power of the Word, and The Serpent of Wisdom: Essays on Western Occultism.
The thing that has always fascinated me about magic is how it actually functions. What lies at the root of magic? Amid all the bewildering diversity of magical practices around the world, and throughout human history, what is the underlying core of magic that never changes? And how can we reconcile this most ancient of all the human arts with the materialistic and scientific viewpoint of modern times?
I began my own magical odyssey nearly forty years ago with a study
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Donald Tyson, author of a number of books, including the new Demonology of King James I.
King James the Sixth of Scotland, who later went on to become King James the First of England, was a singularly unlovable man. He could barely walk due to rickets in infancy, had a speech impediment, dribbled wine down his chin when he drank, seldom bathed, and was arrogant about his pretensions of scholarship. He was fanatically religious, superstitious, cowardly, and given to night fears and paranoia.
This was the man who in 1590 became absolutely convinced that the Devil was out to kill him by using his agents, the witches. At this period in history