On the Great Work of Alchemy : East meets West

  While much of the Great Work of Alchemy, East and West, takes place deep inside the body and serves to restructure its functioning and refine its subtlety, there is also an intellectual dimension to the process that creates a new understanding of self and world and relates the practice to the larger rhythms of nature. For this,…

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HorrorMagick: A GUIDED TOUR OF HELL

  BEFORE JIGSAW, THERE WERE FREDDY KRUEGER AND JASON VOORHEES. Before those two were slicing and dicing up teenagers, there were Michael Myers and Leatherface. And long before either of them, there were Dracula, the Wolfman, Doctor Frankenstein, and his monster. And before all of them, there was Nergal, Lord of Death.   Horror has, among all of…

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A Review of “The Billionth Monkey” : by Richard Kaczynski

Fun fact: All writers are crazy, to some degree. There is a reason for it — actually making it through a novel almost requires it. If you love to read, then you’re continually benefiting from other people’s craziness. And by this standard you would think Mr. Kaczynski is quite insane (I did at first), but…

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Horror Magick part 2: The Evocation of Pinhead

    “Its voice, unlike that of its companion, was light and breathy-the voice of an excited girl. Every inch of its head had been tattooed with an intricate grid, and at every intersection of horizontal and vertical axes a jeweled pin driven through to the bone. Its tongue was similarly decorated.” — The Hellbound Heart,…

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Demon Study: Amon

  Amon (also Aamon and Nahum),It is said that he is a Marquis of Hell who governs forty infernal legions. Often  confused with the Egyptian god Amun, the name can also be traced to Baal Hammon, or properly Baʿal Hammon, who was the chief god of Carthage. He was a weather god considered responsible for…

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The Study of Dragon Bones: Thoughts on the origin of the I Ching and Bone Divination

  In order to understand what lies at the basis of the ancient Chinese system of thought represented in the I Ching, we must investigate those extremely ancient and important objects, the oracle bones. I believe the ancient Chinese Taoists achieved the true form of natural divination for the time that they lived in.The two…

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Fasting and Magical Practice, my thoughts on Ritual Purity Vs. Spiritual Coolness.

  I was reading a blog post by Aron Leitch called  Ritual Purity vs. Spiritual Coolness, and thought I’d chime in on the practice from a Taoist point of view.His post can be found here: https://aaronleitch.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/llewellyn-magick-blog-ritual-purity-vs-spiritual-coolness/   Gentle reader, you may or may not know this about me, but I fast quite regularly. Fasting is one…

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In only the most ordinary sense are we “already” magicians….so stop being ordinary.

Everywhere we can see now how the trappings of Magic are strewn around with such mindless and perfunctory abandon that it’s obvious to everyone that the morning of cat memes is well advanced. Moreover, the so-called “Occult community” (which is anything but) has produced already so much over- merchandised junk and shadow without substance, that…

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