defining “energy” in magic

Crash Course on “energy” from the magical perspective smackdown on empty words and bunny fluff Right out of the gates let me admit that words like “energy” are sorely abused within the broad community of magic, mysticism, psychism, and New Age or spiritualism. I am painfully aware of the fact, and I work really hard defining “energy” in magic

Active Empty Space

I disclaim thusly: The following post describes something more akin to psychic development or mysticism than to magic. It happens. Crossover and whatnot How truly empty is the empty space about and between us?   If you’re a good animist (not one who half-asses the whole paradigm and is going to hell) you know it Active Empty Space

Cleansing Breath

What is a cleansing breath? Is this some hippie shit or what? Well, neo-hippies and vegans etc. probably do use this resource, but don’t let that ruin it for you. This simple breathing exercise is an excellent go-to before calming, grounding, banishing, and more plus its essential technique for students of meditation. The idea here Cleansing Breath

Centering and Grounding Exercise

The Value of Being Grounded and Centered It’s difficult to overstate the importance of being properly centered within yourself and in your activities. The ability to be focused at the center of you helps you remain in the moment with a clear mind, and since the center is equal distance to everything else, you will Centering and Grounding Exercise

Enter the Magical State

I made this post a sticky due to the fundamental nature of the topic discussed. It is very unlikely that an aspirant magician will have any meaningful success in the absence of the condition covered below. The common factor in every bit of magic you perform is you. Body, mind, and matrix that unite to Enter the Magical State

Your Magical Name

I’ve heard it said – and I agree – that a good magician has many personas or personalities from which to draw. In fact we all have a multitude of personalities, according to basic psychology; typically one for each other person with whom we have a relationship in this life. Awareness of our various “settings” Your Magical Name

Lunar Initiation

 Luna, the Moon, heavenly seat and spirit of the Goddess herself, plays an intimate and central role in every magical tradition now living, and has held prominence throughout the magical history of our species. Pearl of light in the predator filled darkness of night, source of madness and dark enchantments, she occupies a place on Lunar Initiation

Solar Initiation

The rising, travel, and setting of the sun have always been significant events within occult framework. Clearly, the emergence of the solar beacon from the eastern horizon is an obvious symbol of a new beginning. Therefore, anyone who likes may initiate or re-initiate the magical journey by simply getting up early enough to watch the Solar Initiation