What Is Socially Responsible Magic?

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Socially responsible magic is magic done to actively contribute to a community’s well being, to the benefit of all the people in the community, as opposed to the benefit of one or a few people. But how do we make sure such magic is effective? For example: an oil rig has a broken pipe that starts spilling oil into the ocean. A Pagan group decides to do a ritual with the purpose being to use magic to “fix” the broken pipe. The question that arises is: Has the magic they’ve done really contributed to fixing that broken pipe? If so, how? Taylor Ellwood asks these and other tough questions in this new column. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: Learning the Language – The Purpose of Symbology in the Craft

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Why memorize magickal symbolism when you can Google? Sable Aradia explains how learning the language of the occult makes your magick more effective, and why. [Read more...]

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians (Review)

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians - by Anita Kraft

Kraft’s main objective is to get the readers off the page and into the Sephiroth, the 10 points on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The quote from the back cover neatly sums up the book’s ethos: “Qabalah is experiential, as is mysticism and magick. If all you do is read, you are not a mystic or a Qabalist. You must do!” [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: ‘Helpers’ deeds light candles in darkest times

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We all have a choice: light a candle, or curse the darkness. I’ll reach for that candle, every time. [Read more...]


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