For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.
—The Book of the Law, Chapter I, Verse 44
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
—Dan Millman, author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Dr. Walsh: So, the Slayer.
Buffy: Yeah, that's me.
Dr. Walsh: We thought you were a myth.
Buffy: Well, you were myth-taken.
—Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode entitled "A New Man"
An absolutely phenomenal number of books, bloggers, writers, speakers, and teachers tell us it is important to strengthen our wills. If there is something lacking in our
Over a year ago I started an eight-part series on the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram or LBRP. To the best of my knowledge it's still the most complete explanation of the ritual available on the web, although I do imagine some people may have put more of a focus on different sections. You can find my original posts here:
Why the LBRP Matters
Secrets of the Kabalistic Cross
More Secrets of the Kabalistic Cross
Sounds of the Kabalistic Cross
Understanding the Formulation of the Pentagrams
The Names that Charge the Pentagrams
The Formulation of the Pentagrams and
The Evocation of the Archangels
If you want to learn this ritual, or if you want to add some insights
The term "Grand Poobah" is derived from the brilliant comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado. In it, there's a character named "Poo-Bah." Poo-Bah has a long series of titles after his name, such as Commander-in-Chief, Lord Chief Justice, and Lord High Everything Else. According to Wikipedia, the term Grand Poobah is used today "as a mocking title for someone self-important or high-ranking and who either exhibits an inflated self-regard or who has limited authority while taking impressive titles."
You may have met or heard of people who have given themselves several archaic and grandiose titles, thinking that a list of exalted honorifics gives them the importance and respect
In the first part of this series I discussed why the common, non-magickal concept of a love spell was a bad idea, but that real love spells were a practical option for magickal folks. In the second part of this series I described how it’s a myth that “opposites attract” but an occult truism that “like attracts like.” I also described how to attract the type of person you want: you need to be the type of person he or she wants. This involves doing an honest assessment of yourself and changing those things you don’t like about yourself. Then make a list of the characteristics you want in your new love. In the third part of this series I looked at why making a talisman is ideal