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Temet Nosce // Know Thyself The Matrix (1999), which is our modern day version of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”, has a rather famous scene, where the protagonist, Neo, goes to visit “The Oracle”. While in her apartment, above the kitchen door, the ancient Greek aphorism, Temet Nosce (“Know Thyself”), hangs. The Oracle does not... / READ MORE /
This Summer I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a month in Asia, traveling through Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. During my travels in Kathmandu, Nepal, I spent some time at the Pashupatinath Temple a sacred complex located on the banks of the Bagmati River, dedicated to Pashupati – an incarnation of the Hindu god, Shiva. Pashupatinath’s grounds... / READ MORE /
Teotihuacán: Remove the Mask and Realise Your Potential The pyramids and underlying tunnels of Teotihuacán, Mexico were built nearly 2,000 years ago, on top of earlier structures of unknown origin. Under the Pyramid of the Sun a manmade tunnel leads to a cave regarded as the entrance to Xibalba, the sacred underworld. In the Aztec Nahuatl language,... / 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 /
Researchers have discovered one really mysterious book dating back to the thirteenth century while some parts were written as early as the twelfth century. This famous book is called “Lesser Key of Solomon”, and there is an ancient text inside called the “Ars Notoria”, or the “Notory Art of Solomon”. While there were numerous ancient... / 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 /
Used for drawing in potential love-partners and money for centuries (and still), but little people know about it. Read more about the mysteries of Dragon Blood… What Is Dragon’s Blood? And A Bit Of History There is still a lot of confusion about the actual source of Dragon’s Blood. In the ancient days people claimed... / 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 /
In Wiccan/Pagan tradition May 1st is known as Beltane, a holiday which finds its origins among the Celtic peoples of Western Europe and the British Isles – in particular Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The word “Beltane” translates to”bright” or “brilliant fire,” and refers to the bonfire lit by a presiding Druid in honor of the... / READ MORE /
Six Key Figures in Western Ceremonial Magick The world of traditional Western Ceremonial Magick enjoyed a renaissance during the late 19th and early 20th century. Groups like the Theosophical Society, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Ordo Templi Orientis, and the Builders of the Adytum sought to bridge esoteric philosophy with practical spiritual work.... / READ MORE /
I can’t tell you when my love affair with water began. In fact, I don’t recall a time when it didn’t exist. With six planets in Cancer, I feel the pulses of water alive within me. Primordial, swampy spaces feel like home, crashing waves are my lullaby, and the splash of waterfalls my heartbeat. In... / READ MORE /
“Moon Magick and Manifestation Journaling” with Jimmy Clark on March 13th, at La Luz (135 Thames St., Brooklyn, NY) This program is designed to teach people how to utilize Lunar Cycles, Lore, and Astrology, to create “Magick”, through the specific Art and practice of “Manifestation Journaling”. Since the dawn of time the Moon has watched... / READ MORE /