With the new year comes lots of new things. I'd like to draw some of them to your attention and also ask you to share something with readers...
1st Up: Prediction Contest
Yep. I'm going to be announcing this for some time to come. In my last blog post I announced a prediction contest. It's very simple: make a prediction for this year. The contestant with the most accurate prediction wins his or her choice of any Tarot deck published or distributed by Llewellyn. For full details click on this LINK.
2nd Up: The Latest Issue of Hermetic Virtues Magazine
Hermetic Virtues is rapidly becoming the premier journal of traditional ceremonial magick, following in the great tradition of magazines
Spiritual traditions tend to follow a specific path: growth, stagnation, death. During the stagnation period, spiritual traditions lock down their beliefs, put them in stone, refuse to change (or are exceedingly slow to change), and attack anyone who dares to challenge the leaders' orthodoxy. We see this now in many spiritual traditions. Some major traditions even have supposedly separate organizations that attack those who dispute their power and position as head of the tradition. You can see this now in some Christian sects that cling to the past. One even has a separate "league" to protect their closed version of spirituality.
The period of growth, on the other hand, is often one of
I've been receiving lots of wonderful feedback on the new edition of Modern Magick. I'm grateful for all feedback.
I'd like to mention one review that appeared in one of my favorite e-zines, "Hermetic Virtues." It appears in their latest issue (Volume 4 #4) along with articles on Westcott's previously unpublished versions of the Enochian Tablets by Sandra Tabatha Cicero, an article by Nick Farrell called "There is No Part of Me Which is Not Part of the Gods," as well as several other articles. I highly recommend all the issues of this informative and beautiful journal. Informed occultists might order back issues and get a subscription for future issues.
In his review of Modern Magick,