April 26, 2024

Review of Searching for the Divine Spark: A Brief History of Gnosticism by Darren Lorente-Bull Searching for the Divine Spark: A Brief History of Gnosticism aims to distil the essence of Gnosticism by studying the religious and philosophical currents that influenced it, as well as to understand why its tenets are still relevant and thriving. Its appeal lays in the fact that: “Gnosticism offers us a path of knowledge based on intuition- what Greek philosophers referred to as the nous... Read more

March 14, 2024

Review of “Secrets of Greek Mysticism: A Modern Guide to Daily Practice with the Greek Gods and Goddesses” by George Lizos Mr George Lizos’ work has always revolved around helping lightworkers and spiritual seekers to find, follow, and fulfill their life purpose. Secrets of Greek Mysticism presents a complete system with step-by-step practices, rituals, meditations, and activations to help readers tap into the earth-based spirituality of his ancestors. Mr Lizos wants his readers to succeed in their quest for developing... Read more

March 2, 2024

Review of Liber Khthonia: A Contemporary Witchcraft & Devotional Tradition of Hekate by Jeff Cullen While Hekate is a multifaceted goddess, it is her connection with witchcraft, both ancient and modern, that springs to mind. In Liber Khthonia, Mr Jeff Cullen crafts a practical, unique contemporary practice by combining knowledge of ancient cults with decades of his family tradition. He is very conscious of the need to ensure that practices are legal, ethical and safe, and provides resources for sourcing... Read more

February 21, 2024

Review of Sacramental Theurgy for Witches: Advanced Liturgy Revealed by Frater Barrabbas Tiresius. Sacramental Theurgy for Witches presents a magical system where witches who are already working with gods and goddesses, are provided with methods and techniques to take those relationships to a deeper level. These techniques will enable witches to directly converse with ancient deities, and “project their magical powers into the material world to make changes, to aid, heal, and protect others. It is doing the work of the... Read more

January 13, 2024

Review of The Secrets of Helios: Unlocking the Practical Uses of PGM IV.1596-1715 by Alison Chicosky, Original Translation by Cory C Childs.   The Secrets of Helios is a slim tome which expands on a presentation that Ms Alison Chicosky gave at the AstroMagia Conference in September 2021, titled “Solar Syncretism in the Greek Magical Papyri: PGM IV. 1596-1715: The Consecration for All Things/ Spell to Helios.” The text analyzes PGM IV. 1596-1715, which is a spell titled “The Consecration of... Read more

December 6, 2023

Pythagorean Theology and the Esoteric Elements focuses on the importance of Pythagoras, who twenty-six centuries ago “founded an initiatory secret order in which he taught the true nature of the gods and their connection to the numbers, understood as spiritual principles. His doctrines were based in part on the teachings of his master, Pherekydes, and of the Persian Magi, as well as Zoroastrianism and the Orphic Mysteries. Pythagoreanism continued as an esoteric tradition in the West, significantly influencing Plato and... Read more

September 2, 2023

Review of The Practical Art of Divine Magic: Contemporary & Ancient Techniques of Theurgy by Patrick Dunn The Practical Art of Divine Magic does not claim to slavishly recreate the practices of ancient theurgy, but rather to make them relevant for contemporary practitioners while remaining true to the original principles. The text uses a postmodern approach to “explore and revitalize the spiritual techniques of diverse times and places all under the loose heading of ‘theurgy’.  …  This book does not... Read more

June 26, 2023

Review of Tantra for All: The Path of Nath Tantrika by Denny Sargent Mr Denny Sargent has been a practicing Tantra since he was initiated in the Nath Lineage in 1980. He has “organized and worked with several different Kula circles of initiates, and performed hundreds of Tantric Puja rituals in a variety of places for a number of different purposes, including a wedding.” For forty years, the Tantric gods and goddesses have been a part of his daily life. His... Read more

June 16, 2023

Review of Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods: History, Insights & Magickal Practice by Jason Mankey and Astrea Taylor Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods: History, Insights & Magickal Practice is a book on working with the Greek deities written by witches, for witches. Author Jason Mankey is “a third-degree Gardnerian High Priest who runs a traditional coven and an eclectic Wiccan coven with his wife, Ari.” Coauthor Astrea Taylor is “an intuitive Witch and eclectic Pagan who leads moon circle... Read more

May 23, 2023

Review of Normalizing Abuse: A Commentary on the Culture of Pervasive Abuse by Karen Tate Normalizing Abuse: A Commentary on the Culture of Pervasive Abuse is a deeply personal book as Ms Tate bravely recounts her own experiences of abuse. She writes with compassion and understanding to help others in a similar position, as she “confronts the acculturated abuse in society.  She brings this pervasive and insidious poison to the fore so others can see, understand, and take steps to obliterate toxic elements... Read more

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