A few months ago I made a post to this blog entitled, "Vibration: A Key to Magick." In it, I describe the process known as the Vibration of Words of Power. I think knowledge of this technique is so basic to magick that I cover it in depth within the second lesson (chapter) of my Modern Magick.
A reader named John Santos asked a question about this in relation to the performance of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP). He wrote,
How about repetitively vibrating the God Names in the LBRP? It seems more comfortable for me than a single round inhalation and then exhalation to bellow(vibrate) one God Name.
Is there any problem with my method?
I think this is a great
Does magick really work? You graduated from UCLA. How can you believe in that stuff?
These are questions I hear all the time. Modern society indoctrinates people to disbelieve in the possibility of magick. But the simple truth is, as many of you reading this already know, “Yes, magick does work.” The challenge, however, is that there are numerous variables in magick, ranging from your emotions to the time, and unless you know them and deal with them you may not achieve your intended results. That’s why it often appears that magick may not be successful.
It’s like getting into a car, making sure the gears are in neutral, turning the key, and having nothing happen. Why? Maybe the
Winter has started here on the Sea of Trees in Southern California. We've had the heaviest rainfall in a decade and it's been quite cold (for us), dipping down below freezing. So I've got the heater on and I've been enjoying a lot of great reading with some fairly recent books. I'd like to share some of them with you.
First, I've been overwhelmed with the amazing books by Stephen Skinner and his Golden Hoard Press titles. I especially like The Goetia of Dr. Rudd and the Veritable Key of Solomon (with David Rankine), but all of his books are excellent and highly recommended. These have never been published before and have information crucial to anyone doing evocation magick, especially
For many years I lived in the San Diego area. It was while living in Encinitas, part of the North County area of San Diego, that I began teaching classes on occultism and magick, and where I learned Oriental Massage. Later, I moved to the city itself, sharing an apartment with Scott Cunningham. It was while I was there that I took all of my notes and experience from the classes I taught and wrote Modern Magick.
As part of my thanks to the people in the community, I am returning to San Diego this coming Saturday, the 11th of September, to participate in the San Diego Pagan Pride Day event. The event is being held in beautiful Balboa Park. It will be at the corner of 6th and El Prado on