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While I was putting together this essay it was sheer coincidence that BoingBoing published an interview with Grant Morrison, “Laughter can banish any and all demons.” It struck me as a playful wink from the principalities that this was as good a time as any to write a piece on Morrison’s gnostic, evolutionary mysticism (also,... / READ MORE /
The following piece was written after listening to a William S. Burroughs lecture at Naropa University, recorded in 1986. Listen to it yourself for full effect.  William S. Burroughs is one of the most interesting writers of the Beat generation. His books, like Naked Lunch, famously and scandalously broke new artistic literary ground with the... / READ MORE /
Could depositing menstrual blood on plants be the new organic miracle grow? I can feel the raising of eyebrows as I type this. But the reality is a) yes, menstrual blood can bring dying plants back to life, and b) menstrual blood really isn’t that gross. Let’s go back to 6th grade health class for... / READ MORE /
On February 26th, there will be a POWERFUL Piscean New Moon, and solar eclipse. Have you been feeling major shifts in your emotions, and consciousness, while also feeling conflicted with your own connection to spirit? Does time feel as though it’s moving simultaneously fast and slow, while trauma and old hurts seem to be presenting themselves... / READ MORE /
My Introduction to Santería At a time when I was most lost in my life – spiritually, physically and mentally – I found myself alone in paradise. While others were delighting in the feverish sun, cocktails and swaying palms, I wailed with fear and desperation. The laguna next to where I lay my head had... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Gottesss  Today, December 21st, 2016, ushers in the Winter Solstice (the first official day of winter). With the North Pole tiled at 23.5 degrees away from the sun, this allows for the longest night of the year, with the days getting progressively longer from this point until the Summer Solstice in 2017.... / READ MORE /
The Magic of Trees is a book by Tess Whitehurst explores the sacred wisdom, and metaphysical properties of trees. Whitehurst describes the book by saying: “Bring positive change and nourishment to your body, mind, and spirit by connecting with the deep wisdom and power of trees. Featuring detailed descriptions of the magical and energetic properties of... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Pilar Zeta The Middle Pillar ritual is a very powerful and effective magical exercise/ritual, which allows you to activate the five psychic centers within the Middle Pillar of the body. By affirming the Middle Pillar within our body’s Qabalistic Tree of Life, you can activate your aura and then draw down and circulate... / READ MORE /
The Book of Wonders is a mysterious Arabic manuscript dating back to the late 14th century A.D. It is believed to have been bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a... / READ MORE /
Sympathetic Magic A primitive or magical ritual using objects or actions resembling or symbolically associated with the event or person over which influence is sought (source) Radishes purify the blood and improve heart health.  Walnuts are high in omega-3 fatty acids that promote brain health.  This principle of sympathetic resonance is known as the Doctrine of Signatures... / READ MORE /
Brian Eno began his career as a glam rock artist and gradually shifted toward solo electronic music. Albums like Another Green World (1975), Discreet Music (1975), and Music for Airports (1978) highlight his transition from writing rock and roll tunes to designing ambient music. “I want to be on this edge between improvisation and collaboration. As soon as you hear two... / READ MORE /
“Some things have to be believed to be seen.” – Ralph Hodgson Belief is the most powerful tool you can use when it comes to practicing magick. It is the foundation upon which you build your reality – and without a firm foundation, the architecture of your dreams may not be made manifest as you truly wish.... / READ MORE /
A Little History… Four Thieves Vinegar originated back in the 14th (or 18th) century, during the outbreak of the European plague in Marseille or Toulouse, France. The legend tells of a group of thieves who would rob the sick, and the dead – without catching the deadly disease. It is believed that when the thieves... / READ MORE /
Featured art by Camilla d’Errico Humans and animals have a developed a deep bond over the ages, that goes beyond the emotional, into the metaphysical. Cats and witches, Harry Potter and his owl, Hedwig – the concept of spirit (or magical) familiars dates back centuries. The word familiar stems from the the Latin word familiaris, which means “household servant,” and... / READ MORE /
Many different cultures around the world have long incorporated small bags containing herbs, stones, and other sacred items as part of their belief systems, whether to ward off evil, protect them while traveling, or to attract positive elements into their lives. An extremely powerful bag, called the “gris gris”, comes from the New Orleans Voodoo... / READ MORE /
  Sage (Salvia) comes from the Latin word meaning “to heal”, and has long been regarded as an herb of wisdom, vitality and even immortality. A masculine herb ruled by the planet, Jupiter, making it a powerful ally for protection, balance and abundance. Since Medieval times people have used sage as a tonic to stave... / READ MORE /
Magic as Science and Technology continued from pt. 1.  It is my view that science and magic are manifestations of the same phenomena. There is more than one path – one ‘science’ – in persuading the cosmos to open up and reveal its secrets. Science did not overthrow magic, it emerged from it. The beginnings... / READ MORE /
‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’ – Arthur C. Clarke  ‘What the universe becomes depends on you’ – Henryk Skolimowski Magic may not be what we think it is. In fact, it may be very much more. It may in fact be everything, and everything that is not magic simply is not. In other words,... / READ MORE /
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl Magic is a word that evokes feelings of mystery, and mysticism. It is a word that is seemingly synonymous with... / READ MORE /
Abracadabra is an incantation used as a magic word in stage magic tricks, and historically was believed to have healing powers when inscribed on an amulet. The word finds its roots back in 2nd century AD, although the exact origins of the word are still up for debate. One of the oldest records found comes... / READ MORE /