Tag Archives: occult

Astrobabble, bad and good

copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved My favorite piece of egregious astrobabble, of course, is from Hair: When the moon is in the Seventh House, And Jupiter aligns with Mars; Then peace will guide the planets, And love will … Continue reading

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Best-Loved Books

Review copyright 2013() Freeman Presson, all rights reserved While I’m waiting to finish something else from my to-be-reviewed pile, I thought I would emulate Polyphanes and write about the contents of my “well-thumbed pile,” my books of frequent resort. Actually, … Continue reading

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Review of Dramatic Ritual (Best of the Equinox, Volume II)

“… it is no secret that the falling away of all nations from religion… is due to the fact that the fire no longer burns in the sacred lamp.” — Aleister Crowley Review copyright 2013 () Freeman Presson, all rights … Continue reading

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The Reënchantment Project

Copyright 2012 () Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of Plato. In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which … Continue reading

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Review of Crystals * Jewels * Stones Magic & Science

Review copyright 2012 () Freeman Presson, all rights reserved This is a nicely-made, 6″x9″ paperback with a soothing, New-Age-friendly sky blue cover bearing a picture of assorted tumbled stones and an attractively-clouded crystal on the cover. Unlike some books on … Continue reading

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Review of Enochian Magick (The Best of the Equinox, Volume I)

Review Copyright 2012 Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I must begin this review by admitting that the subject of Enochian is above my pay grade as a practitioner at the moment (and will likely remain so for some time). You … Continue reading

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Mercury Cazimi Talisman Consecration

And now for something completely different … wherein I publish a note from my Magical Record. This is pretty close to a traditional consecration; but check out what Polyphanes did if you want a completely pimped-out ritual. 0550 – 0640 … Continue reading

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Review of City Magick

I felt the need for this book in 1999, when I started practicing magic while living in a middle – sized city. I was certainly one of those who could tune in much better when I was around trees and … Continue reading

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Review of The Witches’ Almanac #32 (Spring 2013 – Spring 2014)

Review Copyright 2012 Freeman Presson, all rights reserved Firstly, I would like to thank Andrew Theitic and the rest of the Almanac staff for allowing me such extensive input into the content of the upcoming year’s The Witches’ Almanac. They … Continue reading

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Review of Occult Detective Illustrated #1 Collector’s Edition Comic

Copyright 2012 Freeman Presson, all rights reserved I’ve been jonesing to see Occult Detective Illustrated (featuring the classic Magus-detective Dr. Landon Connors) since the first samples showed up at Bob Freeman’s blog. When I actually got hold of it, it … Continue reading

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