Tag: magical 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 […]

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 […]

Magical Rocks 101: Overview & How-to for Crystal and Gemstone Magic

Everybody has a pocket full of magic rocks these days, but how do you actually use them in your daily life? The crystal awakening, gemstone revival, whatever you’d like to call it, has been in full swing for decades now with no sign of losing momentum. Everyone seems to be hip to the “power” of […]

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 […]