The Blooming Staff: Crowley Didn’t Burn Hot Enough

Aleister Crowley is often labeled a Decadent for his obsession with sex magick. But traditional mysticism is more radical in its understanding of sexuality. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Creative Potion Making

Every potions master begins somewhere—I started just jumping in. Knowing that with enough trial and error I could make liquid magic kept me passionate along the way. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: On the Papal World-Tree, or, An Esoteric Meditation on the Papacy

Nicholas Laccetti reflects on the history of occult interpretations of the Papacy, and what the office of the Pope could mean for esotericism today. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Five Witchcraft Resolutions for 2017

Many witches are feeling uncertainty for what the new year will hold. I’d like to suggest some resolutions to build a strong magical foundation for it. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: The Longest Night and the Mystery of the Incarnation

Every December 21, a NY church holds a “Longest Night” service. Nicholas Laccetti reflects on this year’s in the light of the Winter Solstice and Christmas. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain

My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I work here. I express the physicality of my love of the land in my traditional witchcraft. [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: Prisca Theologia, Pansophy, and Integral Truth – Some Notes on Universal Reformation

Universal Reformation has been a goal throughout Western esoteric history: for Renaissance magi, for Rosicrucians, and today in the Universal Brotherhood. [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: Goddesses, Mountains, and Potions

I’m an opportunist and my days have magical themes. Today it was: local landscape, wormwood and wine. [Read more…]

The Path of She: Four Transformational Lessons for the Winter Season

Winter is the season of the Dark Goddess and Her rebirth magic. Here are four transformational lessons to guide your rebirth magic of healing and personal growth that can make your life anew. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: The Dark Lords Of Yule And Misrule

Not so long ago, Yule was as much a chilling season of Ghosts, Monsters, Imps, and Uglies as it was a festival of goodwill. [Read more…]