A reader comments on my previous post, How to Rid Yourself of Demons Just a quick note on 'how to rid yourself of a demon' our inner desires, fears, lusts are all catalogued in the Dictionnaire infernal by Mr DePlancy, you should see these 69 demons as maps of the mind, their true intention NOT as self empowered entities but as a guide to illustrating and identifying the … [Read more...]
Modern Magick, which uses an early modern English spelling for magic to differentiate it from parlor tricks done by stage magicians, is based on the magickal philosophy outlined by British occultist Aleister Crowley. Crowley was influenced by magickal group, the Golden Dawn, and later wrote extensively about how magick is the art of causing change to occur in accordance with one's Will. Read articles about modern magickal traditions below.
Usually when people start out, they're very self conscious about doing rituals. They think it's silly to wear a robe, have a magic wand, light colored candles, chant in Latin, etc. The truth is that all of these things are just tools. They aren't required to perform magick successfully. … [Read more...]
Let me first say that I am not a member of any magickal group or coven nor do I have any desire to join one. I have studied religious and occult texts for the last 10 years and have a degree in Religious Studies. My understanding of magick comes from lots of reading, introspection and application. With any discussion of magick comes a lot of misconceptions. Most people think … [Read more...]
Last month after I finished Lon Milo DuQuette's My Life With Spirits, I started another of his books, Angels, Demons and Gods of the New Millennium. It's a pretty good collection of magickal essays, but the one that caught my attention was based on Gematria. If you're not familiar with Gematria, according to tradition, God created everything through the 22 letters of the … [Read more...]
The foreword to the Goetia sets out to explain some of the terminology involved and what exactly is meant by each of the spirits. To start, it is explained that the original Greek word, daimon, was derived by Plato from the Greek word knowing. … [Read more...]