Who Ya Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lying Eyes?

There has never been a greater need to ignore what the mainstream culture tells you and to pay attention to what your senses – all your senses – tell you is happening. [Read more…]

A Three-Fold Understanding of Magic

I came to a three-fold understanding of magic very early on my Pagan journey, and I’ve yet to find a better model for how magic works. Magic is the intercession of Gods and spirits, the manipulation of unseen forces, and psychological programming. [Read more…]

Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales

There’s a bit of formula to Dead Men Tell No Tales, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Here’s the bottom line: I enjoyed it. A lot. [Read more…]

Stealing Fire From The Gods

The practice of magic is, in many ways, stealing fire from the Gods. Every spell is an act of will. Every working says “I choose this” and in doing so, says “I reject that” to other alternatives. Are you willing to take that responsibility? [Read more…]

The Monsters that Live in the Depths

Some aren’t interested in deeper practice. Some aren’t ready for it… but when are any of us really ready for an Otherworldly experience? And some are afraid of the monsters that live in the depths. But here is the door, waiting to be opened. [Read more…]

Progressive Magic

Magic has a dilemma. It works best when it’s focused and specific, but many of the things we need magic to achieve are big and complicated. Progressive magic is an approach to deal with this dilemma. [Read more…]

What’s Changing: The World or Us?

What’s changing: the world or us? I’ve been arguing it’s the world, but I now think it’s a combination of the two. Is my revised model of the world “right”? No, but it’s a little less wrong. [Read more…]

How Do You Know Your Magic Worked?

Figuring out if your magic worked is a process of comparing what you got against what you were trying to get. If that’s not what you really wanted, the problem isn’t your magic. [Read more…]