Kings and Princes

A bit of commentary on the structure and etymology of Hebrew god names used in magic. (First posted on Tumblr, but I’m transcribing it here so my non-tumblr followers can read it.) One of my Tumblr followers asked: “I’ve been using the term “elohim savoth” in consecration for a little while now. Read it somewhere, figured I’d…

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The Spring Equinox and Eggs

A Brief History of the Chicken and the Egg In honor of the Spring Equinox I am going to talk about the ritual uses of eggs and egg decorating, but before I can get into that I must tell you the history and symbolism of our friend, the humble chicken. The chicken was first domesticated in…

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Meditations from the Warrior Path

  Gather ’round, children. This is not going to be your usual recycled jargon you get about the Morrigan from middle aged Patheos bloggers. (No disrespect to the old timers, but no flattery either.) These are some raw, real, meditations and considerations from the actual field, so I’m not going to give you the same…

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Discerning the Spirits

Follow up to this post I made: As soon as someone starts describing deities or entities in terms of “higher” or “lower” *vibrations* you can pretty much discount anything they say since they’re still caught up in a painfully dualistic and moralistic worldview that is not conducive to actual sorcery. So you might be like:…

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Stop saying Lilith is made up

Alternatively titled: Fuck You, Lilith is Old as Fuck So, there are a handful of naysayers who claim that Lilith is not of Canaanite origin because her story first appears in the Alphabet of ben Sira (also ben Sirach). These people claim it is a satirical text that amounts to fairy tales at best because…

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The Morrigan makes her own schedule

(photo by Matt Preston on flickr) So approximately 2 years ago I did a ritual and asked the Morrigan to do a handful of very specific things, very impossible-for-me-to-achieve-on-my-own kind of things, one of these things was getting my broke ass to Ireland within a year, the other requests I can’t really say much about but one…

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Colonialism, Mysticism, and Poison Wheat

“The problem is half of neo-paganism and especially occultism is a product of neocolonialism, orientalism, racism, and antisemitism. That number is more than half the second you visit any generic New Age section in a bookstore. It can’t just be a trimming of the more offensive looking branches of these groups. Folks need search for root…

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The Confluence of Words and Practice

In the esoteric community you hear a lot about orthodoxy and orthopraxy. The words are Greek in origin, meaning “correct belief” and “correct practice”. Magic, being an active practice, puts a lot of emphasis on orthopraxy. What you don’t hear a lot about is orthoepy, or “correct speech”. This is probably because in modern English…

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