Before starting this post I have a couple of things to announce:
First, this Sunday, April 29, at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time (10:00 Eastern) I will be interviewed on the Breath of Terra Show with Teresa Sixberry. You'll be able to hear it over the internet and you can call in with your questions. For details, just click on this LINK.
Second, I'll be giving workshops in Florida May 3–6 at the Florida Pagan Gathering. Also featured there will be my friend, Raven Grimassi, as well as the dynamic Orion Foxwood and other speakers and entertainers. This is a family friendly festival, so come and say hello. I'll be giving workshops on hypnosis and the magickal powers of the hands using the
One of the most common questions I receive seems to be the most basic: How does magick work? Why is it that when you properly perform a ritual or spell you get the desired results?
The simplest and most honest answer is: I don't know. It seems weird, then, that we should literally depend upon something when we have no idea of how it works. However, we do this all the time. We depend upon gravity holding us firmly to the Earth without knowing how it works. Oh, we may know that large masses have a quality of attraction, but this really gives us no more information than knowing if we properly perform a ritual we get results. We may somewhat understand how Einstein's General Theory of
One of the questions I often receive is a request for contact with an occult group, order, coven, etc. As a policy, I don't recommend such organizations. The reason for this is that I, personally, have been "burned." That is, some time ago an organization that was great evolved into something that was not good. As a result, when I recommended that group, I was sending people into a bad situation. I never want to send people into such a situation, so rather than make a recommendation for a group with which I've had no contact for a long time, I just don't recommend any particular group.
If people are looking for a group I do recommend places they can look to find one. For example, the