Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Simon Court, author of the new The Magic of Pathworking.
Magic, or the Western Esoteric Tradition, captured my mind at an early age. It seemed simple and straightforward to learn and progress through study and work, especially as a member of a reputable order or school. I applied to a group and was accepted, beginning the daily meditation work and text study. This was Qabalistic magic and I devoured the basics of the background theory, the Tree of Life, the correspondences, the method and structure of ritual. I was immersed in it. Then everything changed.
I knew vaguely of pathworkings but was directly introduced to them by Dolores
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Donald Tyson, author of several books, including the new Kinesic Magic.
Why has there never been a yoga of the West? India has its hatha yoga, an ancient system of static physical poses said to maintain health, extend life, and enhance vitality. Another Hindu system called kundalini yoga awakens spiritual centers along the spine and revitalizes both spirit and flesh. In Buddhism, hand gestures are used to control esoteric energies during meditation. China has its tai chi, a discipline of moving poses that flow into one another like a slow-motion dance and channel esoteric energy through the body. In Korea and Japan the martial arts use
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The Modern Spellcaster Tarot is a fabulous deck in its own right and is particularly useful for magic users, especially those who favor associating Wands with Air and Swords with Fire. That said, the elemental associations are most visually apparent in the Aces, so anyone who favors the RWS images and associations will be able to easily use this deck.
I really love the Justice card in this deck. It feels alive and engaged, not remote and reserved. This Justice cares about her job and seems to realize the effect her decisions will have on human lives and on the larger world. Melanie Marquis, the author, says this:
Just as the Wheel of Fortune keeps
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Aaron Leitch, author of several books, including Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical Language Volume I and Volume II, and Essential Enochian Grimoire.
Back in the 1990s, a ritual called the "Tesseract Working" appeared and was in vogue for a while. Based on the concept of multiple co-existing universes, it promised to allow one to jump from one universe to another at will. (Yes, like that old TV show Sliders—though that didn't yet exist.) Frankly, the ritual wasn't that mind-blowing. It had a Neopagan structure, and basically took you ritually through the entire Major Arcana of the Tarot. (The GD has been doing that for a