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.
I do love it when life serves up something truly novel!
You are likely aware of the modern debate over spiritual entities (be they chthonic, celestial, ancestors, angels, deities, etc.) and their relationship to magick. Some (such as myself) insist they are vital to magick, and are in fact even central to it.
On the other hand, we have those who believe spirits are entirely optional to magick, and one can perform all the miracles with the psionic power of one's own brain.
Ah, life. It's full of so many distractions. It's hard to keep track of the breaking news announcements, tweets, posts, pins, emails, texts, pings, and still pay attention to the world around you. I'm guilty of it. So many times I've arrived at home and I can't remember driving the 14 miles from work because my mind was elsewhere. We become so stuck in our patterns and habits and distractions that we don't see the world around us.
I have a few friends who are constantly seeing signs from the spirit world. They find feathers, see shadows move across the wall, notice lamps that turn on and off by themselves. Many have asked "what can I do so that I see these things." The first step in the
On another forum I saw a question about spirits. The poster wanted to know how to do magick to get rid of a spirit that had linked with another person. The poster was worried that he would be working against the Wiccan Rede by forcing the spirit to do something it didn't want to do.
You may have seen similar posts or heard questions like this. I have a few problems with it.
What is a Spirit?
My first question is what does this person think a spirit is? Today, some people (notably members of religious sects) put the blame for all their problems on spirits or demons. Are you an alcoholic? Are you broke? Are you unhealthy? Did you lose your job? Are some of your teeth missing? Did you get