Category: Occult Philosophy & Magic Theory

Black Magic vs White Magic. Good and Evil?

White Magic and Black Magic The idea of black magic, this specific term, as the dark arts centered around summoning and working with demons and other evil entities is at least as old as the Middle Ages. Certainly, it has taken on more elaborate meaning and context since the 1800s, probably with most of its […]

Gnosis: What Does this Word Mean?

Gnosis – that weird word that relates somehow to the Gnostics. Means knowledge, right? Well yeah purdy much, but on a different level from the standard Western word, ‘knowledge’. That’s why it’s often used to describe not only an experience, but a state one enters into, akin to or identical to my magical state. The […]

Seven Chakras

In this current age of mystical literacy and magical cognition, most folks are familiar with the seven (main) chakras. These “main seven” align with your spine and proceed from the perinium to the top of the skull. Each of these energy centers deals with multiple aspects of being human that essential to and synonymous with […]

Mercury the Reconciler of Contrast and Compliment

Mercury the Reconciler General, Appraiser, Intercessor, Intermediary, Adjudicator, Adjuster, Moderator! Consider: Mercury is the sphere that governs not only transfer and transaction, i.e. “god of” merchants and thieves and gamblers, called by them to aid their endeavor but also appealed to by those who oppose and would foil a trader or crook or dicer. Now […]

Does the Magic Actually Emerge from the Crystal/Stone or is it from Within You?

A Common Question and Classic Debate Topic that Relates to Many Aspects of Modern Practice. I’m going to keep this simple and focused, no wandering down side trails or diving into rabbit holes today. As mentioned, the inquiry at the core of this post easily expands into a greater discussion of overall magical theory and […]

The Three Treasures of the Magical Initiate

Three Models (That Don’t Work Out) for Explaining Magical Mechanics In modern occult philosophy the term model is used to describe a paradigm for magical practice, wherein an attempt is made, however tentatively, to explain the mechanism driving the actual magic. At the time of this writing there are actually at least five models in circulation, with […]