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Reflection on Ritual

I was in a discussion a week ago that reminded me of another one sixteen years past. None of the same people were present, but there were two things strikingly similar: conflation of the different senses of the term “ritual,” … Continue reading

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Opus of the Parametamagus: an Antero Alli Wonderwork

I took a lot of notes during my first viewing of Antero Alli‘s “To Dream of Falling Upwards.” They mentioned the dreamlike opening, in which a woman walks a labyrinth, sits in the middle, is visited by a hummingbird, then … Continue reading

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Review of Peter Stockinger’s STARS AND STONES: An Astro-Magical Lapidary

I didn’t realize, until I got the book in my hands, that this does a lot more for Hermetic astro-mages than just add to the lore of what stones and metals to use for talismans … Continue reading

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Magical Hip-gnosis post (from the archives)

(This went up on my livejournal on 2011-04-10) This is from the I-thought-I-invented-this-until-I-saw-it-in-a-book1 dep’t: A few years ago, I started doing magical hypnosis work. Right away, I hit on the idea of programming keywords by way of post-hypnotic suggestion. I … Continue reading

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Pens for Talismanic drawing?

I’ve been using Pilot V5s (like these: Pilot Precise V5 Stick Rolling Ball Pens) because Poke Runyon recommended them, now I see these ultra-fine pens (Sakura 50075 16-Piece Pigma Micron 05 Assorted Colors) that look even better for “close” work. … Continue reading

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Review of Stones of the Seven Rays

I reviewed Stones of the Seven Rays: The Science of the Seven Facets of the Soul on Spiral Nature! Also recently bought: the deeply annotated edition of the Timaeus: Plato’s Cosmology: The Timaeus of Plato. I expect to get a … Continue reading

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Review of _The Best of the Equinox III: Sex Magick_

Review copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved Maestro Lon Milo DuQuette has again made selections of articles from Crowley’s Equinox, with a fascinating Introduction. The previous two, Enochian Magick and Dramatic Ritual, have previously been examined here. The selection … Continue reading

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