The best devotional method

The most complete, detailed, and sophisticated description of the devotional method is Aleister Crowley’s Liber Astarte. [Read more…]

Writing a book as initiation

In September 2013 I drove out to a friend’s country house for a weekend writing retreat. Six months later I emerged with a manuscript that was technically done. I was startled when it did not land well with early readers. [Read more…]

Six things I learned from the O.T.O. Women’s Symposium

One: We need a women’s symposium. [Read more…]

Shaping the Witch’s body

Magick has been shaped on the able white male body. Right now the people with new ideas are those whose bodies have been ignored, used, othered. [Read more…]

Standing with community on Pride Weekend

In the mid-1980s I walked the Pride Parade with Lavender Magic. It felt both celebratory and dangerous. [Read more…]

Seven things I learned from Babalon Rising

At Babalon Rising I heard “Thelema is the religion that we are making.” [Read more…]

What remembering you on circle means

Whenever a friend talks about some difficulty they are facing in life I ask “can we remember you in circle?” Here’s what that means. [Read more…]

Performing a handfasting wedding

When I offered a theurgic devotional to Hera she asked if I would perform a small service for her. I said sure without really thinking about it. Note to self: when a deity asks you for a favor, explore what that means! [Read more…]

A book to jump-start Egyptian magical practice

This reprint of a 1998 book is a welcome addition to the Egyptian Magic bookshelf. [Read more…]

When the veil of life falls

How do you remember the people you have lost? How do you prepare for your own death?
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