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.
The subject of the use of blood in magickal rituals arises every so often in modern occult discussions. And, as you might expect, it tends to be a rather polarizing force. Some are willing to use blood—either their own or that of an animal—in their sacred rituals, while others consider it animal cruelty and are vehemently against the practice. Sadly, these discussions usually get off on the wrong foot from the very beginning, thanks to a very distorted view of ritual sacrifice
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 his new Essential Enochian Grimoire.
Some of you may recognize Objectivism as the philosophy developed by author Ayn Rand in such books as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. And if you know anything about Ms. Rand and her writings, you also know Objectivism is pretty much the exact opposite of any spiritual or occult philosophy. Let me give you a short quote from the Wikipedia entry as an illustration:
"Objectivism's central tenets are that reality exists independent of consciousness, that human beings have
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
The holiday season is upon us! Hindus and Tantrics have just had Diwali. Of course Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa are coming, as is the Winter Solstice and the coming new year (Wow! 2012 already). All of these festivals (and don't forget Festivus!) have two thing in common: the concept of bringing in new spiritual light and the sharing of gifts.
For me, the best way to bring in light is to share something that brings new learnings. One of my personal mottos is "We don't die when we stop breathing, we die when we stop learning." Right now, the single most effective and efficient way to share in-depth information is through books. I can think of no better way to share new ideas than