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November 13, 2017
Book of Blackbirds: Pumpkins, Squashes, and Witchettys
Some gourds are good for decorating up and making rattles and drums out of, too....
May 07, 2017
Book Of Blackbirds: A Witch’s Tale
Magic always works better by cooperation than by force. In fact, trying to force magic...
March 31, 2017
Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork
The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is a kind of...
February 14, 2017
The Blooming Staff: Banish Trump, Exorcise Trump!
Occultists of all varieties need to banish the demonic principality of Donald Trump from our...
January 31, 2017
Book of Blackbirds: Fluffy Bunny Thoughts
I'll admit to having a few fluffy bunny tendencies. But, as a rule I don't...
January 24, 2017
The Blooming Staff: Crowley Didn’t Burn Hot Enough
Aleister Crowley is often labeled a Decadent for his obsession with sex magick. But traditional...
January 23, 2017
Star Made Witch: Creative Potion Making
Every potions master begins somewhere—I started just jumping in. Knowing that with enough trial and...
January 10, 2017
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...
January 09, 2017
Star Made Witch: Five Witchcraft Resolutions for 2017
Many witches are feeling uncertainty for what the new year will hold. I'd like to...
December 26, 2016
Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain
My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I work here. I...
December 13, 2016
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,...
December 12, 2016
Star Made Witch: Goddesses, Mountains, and Potions
I’m an opportunist and my days have magical themes. Today it was: local landscape, wormwood...
November 14, 2016
Star Made Witch: Potion Making
The manner in which a witch makes recipes into a spell is by carefully selecting...
October 25, 2016
The Blooming Staff: “What We Shall Be” – Illuminati, Otherness, and the Grand Consummation
The idea of a peaceable planetary commonwealth, founded on the universal principles of wisdom enshrined...
October 24, 2016
Star Made Witch: Masks and Guising on Samhain
In the sense that the mask serves to kill the ego masks for the duration...
October 23, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: Hekate’s Hounds: Warders Between Worlds
In ancient times, the goddess Hekate was worshipped as the Leader of the Dogs (Skylakagetis...
October 11, 2016
The Blooming Staff: Eschatology – The Marker of Christian Occultism
As I continue my research into post-Crowley forms of Thelema, Christian theology, and other occult...
October 09, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: Guarding and Protecting Your Magical Workings
Magic is a process unfolding over time. In my experience, that process is most vulnerable...
September 26, 2016
Star Made Witch: Benefits of Being a Traditional Witch
A witch learns through the practice of magic, a confidence that their fate is in...
September 13, 2016
The Blooming Staff: Praise Ialdabaoth!; or, Notes Toward a Treatise on Averse Gnosticism
In his essay "Base Materialism and Gnosticism," French philosopher Georges Bataille extols the potential value...
August 29, 2016
Hills of the Horizon: the Mystery about Mysteries
We know that many ancient cultures had initiatory Mysteries of some sort or another, and...
August 23, 2016
The Blooming Staff: The Curious Conversion of Frater Achad
I can’t recall the number of times I have sat at my computer with a...
August 22, 2016
Five ways to Establish a Local Traditional Witchcraft practice
When I meet other witches I love hearing about their stomping grounds and see what...
August 21, 2016
Full Frontal Magic: Prayer 2.01 Beta (We’re All Still in Beta)
Many people pray. Sometimes multiple times in one day. “Petition magic” and prayer are the...
August 11, 2016
Outside the Circle: Top Ten Magickal Facts about Trees
I gravitate to trees. I can think of at least 3 places I've lived where...
July 26, 2016
The Blooming Staff: Getting Up on Our Stilts, or, Notes Toward a Manifesto of Catholic Decadence
Unlike the doomed protagonists of the Gothic novel and the later weird writers (H.P. Lovecraft...
July 11, 2016
Star Made Witch: A Day in the Life of a Witch
A fellow traditional witch coming to stay the weekend is extra special and we always...
July 03, 2016
Full Frontal Magic: Obliquity and Desire of Result
Economist John Kay recently wrote a book on something called "obliquity." Essentially that complex goals...
June 12, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: A Charm for Release
We have all known difficult people. Whether they are manipulative, disrespectful of boundaries, toxic or...
June 03, 2016
Adventures in Wortcunning: Is Magick Real?
Is magick real? This is a question I am asked all the time, and to...
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