Three Worlds of Magic in the Renaissance

In this video I discuss the Renaissance worldview from Cornelius Agrippa. They are the Natural world, Celestial World, and the Mind of God. You can find my personal analysis in The Three Books of Occult Philosophy, Book 1, Chapters 1 and 2. This is main basis of the magic that I perform. The definition is not strictly will-centered, as most modern views take this stance. … Continue reading Three Worlds of Magic in the Renaissance

Goetic Magic and Evocation

The grimoire called Goetia and its 72 demons do have some sort of a “cult status” within communities of Pagans, Witches, Satanists, and Occultists in general. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about the Lemegeton and its Goetia regarding its origins, its magical operations, and the nature of the spirits listed in the grimoire. I want to clarify that I am not invalidating anyone’s … Continue reading Goetic Magic and Evocation

The Ancient Magic and Theology of the Moon

The Astronomical Satellite In Astrology The Moon is the Earth’s satellite in modern astronomy. However, in astrology, the Moon is considered a planet, and it is 239,000 miles (384,000 km) away from Earth. It was about 4.5 billion years ago; the Moon was formed when a large object struck Earth, causing all the material blasted into the sky to form orbit and form into a … Continue reading The Ancient Magic and Theology of the Moon

Planetary Magic 101: The Sun ☉

The Sun has had its place within astrology and mythologies since ancient times; be it within the ancient Greek pantheon as Helios and Apollo, within Greek philosophy, or even within the Bible itself. In this particular post, I will go into traditional interpretations of the Sun, which are used in planetary magic of the Renaissance. I. Philosophy of the Sun Philosophers, theologians, and the like … Continue reading Planetary Magic 101: The Sun ☉

The Origins of the Character of Och from the Arbatel of Magic

I was working on a blog post a few days ago, which will be pretty long and exhaustive but essential. As I was doing my research through The Picatrix, I saw a symbol I recognized. It was a symbol of Och from The Arbatel of Magic, the Isagoge. Och is listed as the Olympic Spirit of the Sun. Both the Warnock/Greer and Attrell/Porreca list the … Continue reading The Origins of the Character of Och from the Arbatel of Magic

Planetary Magic 101: An Introduction

I. What is Planetary Magic? When we speak of planetary magic; then there are several concepts that can come to mind. What I am specifically talking about, is the type of magic where you call on and use the energies of one of the seven traditional planets in order to gain a certain effect which corresponds to that said planet. This specific model was especially … Continue reading Planetary Magic 101: An Introduction

Planetary Squares: Magic, Talismans and Astrology

“It is affirmed by Magicians, that there are certain tables of numbers distributed to the seven planets, which they call the sacred tables of the planets, endowed with many, and very great vertues of the Heavens, in as much as they represent that divine order of Celestiall numbers, impressed upon Celestials by the Idea’s of the divine mind, by means of the soul of the … Continue reading Planetary Squares: Magic, Talismans and Astrology

Dealing with Nightmares, Sleep Paralysis and Spirits

Several people have experienced some sort of sleep paralysis; the feeling of being pushed down by something in very simple terms. And while there are several scientific explanations for sleep paralysis, multiple different cultures associate this phenomenon with spirits; who can also cause nightmares, scratch you up, feed on your life essence or even act like incubi/succubi. The German “Alp” or “Mahr” for instance is … Continue reading Dealing with Nightmares, Sleep Paralysis and Spirits

The Book Of Abramelin: The First And Only English Interview With George Dehn

This is an early interview that I did with Georg Dehn in 2014 regarding his book he compiled, The Book of Abramelin. This book came into prominence thanks to McGregor Mathers translating the French manuscript and Aleister Crowley doing the rite at the Boleskin house. This gave the book a tarnished name as many claim that the house was haunted. Eventually the guitarist of Led … Continue reading The Book Of Abramelin: The First And Only English Interview With George Dehn

How to find Ingredients for Spellwork: Planetary Properties

Many people ask themselves how to determine what type of herbs or crystal one should use; especially if you want to write your own spells. There are several ways to write your own spells and rituals; but when it comes to ingredients it can get kind of tricky. Especially considering there are more systems than one in order to get your magical properties. In this … Continue reading How to find Ingredients for Spellwork: Planetary Properties