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.
As a teenager, I was fascinated by photos of mysterious initiations and rituals. Even if Internet didn’t exist at this time, books about initiatic Orders provided some photos of these Mysteries: Freemasonry, the Golden Dawn, and Wicca constituted a large part of these publications.
When you read the descriptions of Qabalistic rituals from the 18th and 19th
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Gregory Peters, author of The Magickal Union of East and West.
I enjoy traveling, and will fly overseas as often as possible to explore different regions. Spending an overcast day slowly wandering through the ruins of Pompei; climbing up the winding path of of Lykabettos to get a great view of the Acropolis; navigating through the chaotic and cacophonous streets of Bombay during Navratri in order to sit at a Durga pandal; spending the night sitting in contemplation on the banks of the Bagmati river, watching the strangely sweet smoke and ashes of the cremation ghats at Pashupatinath continuously drifting up to the stars…these experiences
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as re-established by Israel Regardie and authors of a vast number of books, including The Essential Golden Dawn, Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition, and Tarot Talismans.
The phrase “common sense magic” probably seems like an oxymoron to non-esoteric folk. But anyone who is sincere in their ritual practice eventually comes to the realization that magic requires a sensible approach and discrimination. Although magic is meant to stimulate one’s psychic abilities and cause change in one’s environment, it can also stimulate
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Low Magick: It's All In Your Head ... You Just Have No Idea How Big Your Head Is and the forthcoming Homemade Magick: The Musings & Mischief of a Do-It-Yourself Magus (August 2014).
I’ve been writing books and articles about magical and mystical things for nearly 30 years. I’m especially passionate about the western hermetic arts (i.e., Qabalah, Tarot, Enochian, Magick, Goetia) and the initiatory programs of magical societies such as the Golden Dawn, A∴A∴, Ordo Templi Orientis, and Freemasonry. As a writer, I’ve been lucky insomuch as I’ve had little difficulty finding quality publishers