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Date: 2015-08-10 By: Patrick Dunn
When we think of meditation, we tend to think of Eastern meditation techniques. Many are familiar with zazen, for example—sitting, attending to the breath, and bringing the mind back from stray thoughts. But what about Western meditation practices? How are these different? Are they as powerful? Patrick Dunn, author of the new Practical Art of Divine Magic, maps out a powerful, theurgic meditation on beauty designed to bring us closer to the divine.
Date: 2014-12-01 By: Aaron Leitch
Modern Western magick is unfortunately dismissed as ineffective for such purposes. Like it or not, we Westerners have acquired that reputation (or stereotype) somewhere along our way. But why is this the case? Aaron Leitch offers several tips to enhance your magickal results by reconnecting with lost secrets of the past.
Date: 2014-11-10 By: Jean-Louis de Biasi
Among the Western Initiatic Traditions, Freemasonry is likely the best known—yet shrouded in mystery. What exactly is Freemasonry? How did it evolve? And why all the secrecy? Jean-Louis de Biasi, 32° Freemason and author of several books, including Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons, explains.
Date: 2014-10-07 By: Gregory Peters
Date: 2014-06-30 By: Jean-Louis de Biasi
For centuries, the ancient Western Mysteries have been transmitted through rituals called initiations. What are magical initiations? Do we necessarily need to be part of a magical order to be initiated? Jean-Louis de Biasi, author of the new Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses, explains.
Date: 2013-05-01 By: Donald Michael Kraig
More than a magician, Dr. John Dee was also one of the most interesting and fascinating figures of the Elizabethan Age; his work with Edward Kelly has persevered for centuries. However, written in an obscure form of Latin, they are not readily accessible. Donald Michael Kraig describes the new tools available to those wishing to access Dee's work.
Date: 2012-09-13 By: Aaron Leitch
What is Enochian Magick? How did John Dee and Edward Kelly come to possess knowledge of the Angelical language previously hidden? And how did that Angelical language become what we today know as Enochian Magick? Aaron Leitch, author of The Angelical Language, Volume I and Volume II, explains.
Date: 2012-08-20 By: Shawn Martin Scanlon
The term "black magick" fascinates as no other, and yet the term itself is so mysterious and vague that it's not always easy to find two magicians who can agree precisely on its meaning. Is black magick that of revenge, theft, cruelty, or other malicious acts? Or is a magick that explores the darker sides of our psyches? Shawn Martin Scanlon, author of Everything You Want To Know About Magick (But Were Afraid To Ask), discusses why we needn't focus so much on the multiple definitions of "black magick"—or even worry about incorporating it into our own magickal practices.
Date: 2012-04-16 By: Donald Michael Kraig
Magick is one hundred percent natural; there is evidence of its use as far back as the earliest humans. But how has magick grown and evolved in that time span? Author and magician Donald Michael Kraig investigates three newly-released books from Golden Hoard Press that, in their original forms, were used by the teachers of the teachers of the teachers who are teaching magick today.
Date: 2012-04-09 By: David Rankine
Over the last thousand years there have been several distinct streams of Western magical practice. Running parallel are the grimoires, which focus on preparation and complex procedures to produce effective communication and interaction with spiritual beings, and the Books of Secrets, full of simple techniques using easily available ingredients. Both of these traditions have influenced many of the more recent magical traditions and practices that have developed in recent centuries. However, until recently the importance of the early Book of Secrets tradition has been largely ignored. Here magician David Rankine explains the rich, magical history behind these books.