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The Grimorium Carceris: A Beginners primer of the art for fun and profit.

Well hello aspiring conjurers, I would like to start this work with a discussion about the components of ritual and how any ritual that you come across can be broken down into four simple steps. We will also be talking about Salvador Dali’s “Paranoid Critical” method, because in prison or in any stressful situation or living condition this method seems to be the most efficient way to gain great progress in a conjurer’s practice of the Art Magick.
The four simple components that any ritual can be broken down into are:

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Blade of the Art : Magical Daggers and Spirit Blades

Hello fine reader, recently on the interwebs I was having a discussion about a previous post I made on the use of Blood in Conjuration of spirits. A delightful young lady brought up the subject of blades used in such rites, and how often times they will pick up or self generate a spirit of…

Blade of the Art : Magical Daggers and Spirit Blades was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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The Blood is the life : Using the vital fluids in the Evocation of Spirits

  “And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.”- Book of Ezekiel, Chapter 16, Verse 6. The Bathroom is dirty,lights flicker, a man in a leather jacket calmly…

The Blood is the life : Using the vital fluids in the Evocation of Spirits was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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READING OMENS like a Taoist Sage, I mean like a Boss!

    au·gu·ry ˈôɡ(y)ərē/ noun a sign of what will happen in the future; an omen. “they heard the sound as an augury of death”   Augury and the reading omens is a big deal to the Taoist Wu. Signs can come to you in the natural world, and according to an ancient Han text, these observations…

READING OMENS like a Taoist Sage, I mean like a Boss! was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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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,…

On the Great Work of Alchemy : East meets West was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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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…

The Study of Dragon Bones: Thoughts on the origin of the I Ching and Bone Divination was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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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…

Fasting and Magical Practice, my thoughts on Ritual Purity Vs. Spiritual Coolness. was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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THE INFLUENCE OF MAGICAL LANGUAGE: Hat, Rabbit and Abracadabra

  All conversations are based on the understanding of words. In modem societies, speech is used to interact with others and exchange thoughts and beliefs. Language is the product of an individual’s beliefs, perceptions, thoughts and emotional processes. Language is symbolic. In order to be meaningful it calls on memory, sense, and imagination. Sometimes referred…

THE INFLUENCE OF MAGICAL LANGUAGE: Hat, Rabbit and Abracadabra was originally published on The Hidden Left Hand

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