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December 10, 2017
Book of Blackbirds: The Choice
The feeling that our god has chosen us might well be a valid one, but...
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...
April 17, 2017
Star Made Witch: Some Meanings of Witchcraft
When it comes down to it, a witch is a witch is a witch. Terminology...
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 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...
December 27, 2016
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...
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 01, 2016
Wyrd Words: Challenging The Rhetoric
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays here on Agora! Recently...
October 31, 2016
Book of Blackbirds: The Politics of Kindness
I believe that showing simple kindness, while not exclusive to Paganism by any means, rightfully...
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 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...
September 29, 2016
Hills of the Horizon: Opet, Autumn, and the Wanderer
What does the common cultural motif of the god in disguise testing mortals' hospitality have...
September 27, 2016
Book of Blackbirds: Honouring Sacred Spaces, Part Three – Saving Space
Many sacred spaces are seriously threatened and under attack right now, and I don't just...
September 25, 2016
Book of Blackbirds: Honouring Sacred Spaces, Part Two: Personal Space
The truth for me personally is that I do not feel any overwhelming desire or...
September 16, 2016
Book of Blackbirds: Honouring Sacred Spaces, Part One: Other Space
The judgement of who does or does not have the right to visit the sacred...
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...
September 01, 2016
Wyrd Words: Did the Vikings Have Totem Animals?
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, here on Agora! There's...
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 17, 2016
Lamp & Labyrinth: Reciprocity, Tit for Tat, and Vending Machine Religion
In my paganism and my personal practice, reciprocity is of utmost importance in thought and...
August 08, 2016
Star Made Witch: The Path of Wisdom from Personal Gnosis to Myth
When you have important wisdom to share with your spiritual community, careful consideration about how...
August 04, 2016
Wyrd Words: What is Valhalla, and Who Goes There?
Many aspects in our tradition end up getting oversimplified into easy to swallow 'Christianized' binaries....
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 25, 2016
Star Made Witch: Many Gods West Preview – Gnostic Polytheism and Animism
What is wisdom, gnosis, divine knowledge? What are the new stories of the gods and...
July 05, 2016
Irish American Witchcraft: 21st Century Hex
Of all the lines that divide the modern pagan community none may be so sharply...
June 02, 2016
Wyrd Words: Building a Kindred
Greetings, and welcome back to Wyrd Words. Keeping the Thor in Thursdays, every other week...
May 30, 2016
A Lakeside Hearth: Looking Inwards
There are numerous conflicts in modern Pagan practices. When they do spill over, the conversation...
May 22, 2016
Wayfaring Woman: Honoring Hekate in the Rite of Her Sacred Fires
On Saturday night I honored Hekate as a part of the annual Rite of Her...
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