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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Orphan Magic Part 1

UPDATE: Orphan Magic Part 2 is published now! I am not sure how to begin this series, but I’m just gonna roll with it. As you may know if you follow me here or on Tumblr I took a trip back to my home state of Michigan in August. During this trip I visited my…

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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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Happy Full Moon

I’ve been focusing on art and divination lately. I’m taking this introspective and retrospective energy of the lunar eclipse in Pisces to cook up some thought-provoking articles about my pilgrimage back to my home state and some more commentary on current events. Talismanic art like the piece above will soon be for sale through this…

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We’re back!

I’ve finally, successfully, completely switched the site to our new servers. Sorry for the wait. All links should be functional again. Expect new posts soon. <3

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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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