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Holding Onto Belief Lightly

By Nick Farrell

The Internet has bought many problems to occult teaching. Often teaching is dumbed down into a mem or a slogan which may or may not be right but just sounds cool. Soon people start to believe it and it becomes difficult to shake from people’s mind.

For a few months I have . . . → Read More: Holding Onto Belief Lightly

Hierarchy, Musical Harmony, and Magic

By Taylor Ellwood

In Music Power Harmony, R. J. Stewart presents an interesting take on the concept of hierarchy as it relates to musical harmony and how that can be applied to magical work. He argues that hierarchies aren’t inherently linear or spatial and that treating a hierarchy as a series of separate entities with . . . → Read More: Hierarchy, Musical Harmony, and Magic

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

By Daniel Crockett

Something is amiss and we can’t quite put our finger on what. It seems that the further our society progresses, the more disenfranchised we feel. The hyper-connectivity of social media (which has its own potential) leaves us cold and over-informed, saturated with unwanted information and more aware than ever of the injustices . . . → Read More: Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

Five Reasons You Should Work With Local Spirits

By Seb

5. They are already there.

Why go out of your way to find spirits to work with you when there are spirits right in the place you already are? There is a wide variety of spirits just about anywhere in the world, nature spirits live in your local park, or in your lawn, . . . → Read More: Five Reasons You Should Work With Local Spirits

Plato’s Gods, by Gerd Van Riel

Reviewed by Robbert M. van den Berg

The laconic title of this book may look completely innocent; in fact the plural is highly provocative. It challenges what the Belgian scholar Gerd van Riel identifies in his introduction as the dominant, Aristotelianizing approach to Plato’s theology. On this view, the divine in Plato coincides with the . . . → Read More: Plato’s Gods, by Gerd Van Riel

Which Element Are You?

Discovering the Five Elements to Find, Make, and Keep Lasting Love

By Leta Herman and Jaye McElroy

Whether you’re currently in a long-term, committed relationship, or just beginning your soul mate search, romantic partners can be confusing. Perhaps you connect fantastically with your new lover in the bedroom…but not so much anywhere else. Perhaps the . . . → Read More: Which Element Are You?

Holding Spaces, Sacred and Otherwise

By Nimue Brown

In formal ritual, we’re automatically conscious of the making and holding of sacred space. We think we craft a deliberate space, with intent, and we usually work together as a circle to make that happen. However, in every aspect of our lives we are holding space for people in less conscious ways.

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What Sort of Training Should a Diviner Have?

By Galina Krasskova

Training in a word should be extensive. Firstly, I would want to make sure that the would-be diviner knows thoroughly how to ground, center, shield, and cleanse, that he or she does these things regularly, and can do them under pressure. When I teach my students, they spend at least a year . . . → Read More: What Sort of Training Should a Diviner Have?

Living Kemeticism

By Devo

Living Kemeticism: What does living your faith mean to you? How can others bring their religion into their day to day life or live their religion?

It is my personal belief that religion is something that you live. It is a way of life or a way of being and approaching the world. . . . → Read More: Living Kemeticism

How to Work With Your Muse

By Deborah Castellano

“There is no room for grief in a house which serves the muse.” – Sappho

Step One: You Have One For some, this seems to be the most difficult step. Maybe you’re not an artist/musician/writer so you think you don’t have a Muse. Wrong. Everyone does. Just because yours is different than . . . → Read More: How to Work With Your Muse