Operations of Talisman Works | YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZCBt9LIF9ok This is a video I did in regards to elections for planetary talismans and things we should all look for with cosmic weather.

Less is More, Especially in a Life of Occultism and Magic

NBC shared an important article about Americans being the unhappiest they have have been in 50 years. This comes as no surprise to me. The more things we possess in life the more money it comes to maintaining them, upgrading new items to replace them, or spending more money to get more of those items. … Continue reading Less is More, Especially in a Life of Occultism and Magic

The Elizabethan World Picture by E.M.W. Tillyard: Book Review

Some books easily beguile people because they lack an enigma or a different market than the intended ones. Well, this book is one of those works. The Elizabethan World Picture by E.M.W. Tillyard is primarily used to explain the worldview during the Elizabethan era of England. This covers William Shakespeare, Milton. and other writers using … Continue reading The Elizabethan World Picture by E.M.W. Tillyard: Book Review

Grimoires 101 | YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsQJDS-xq_E Grimoires were an invaluable source to find a magicians personal magic system. Therefore, they contained the belief system, rules, invocations, spells. spirits, prayers, talismans, and other necessary information about the magician and the system. I talk about my own grimoire some. Then I also go into some ideas you can improve your grimoire.

The Operations of Talismanic Work | YouTube Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCBt9LIF9ok History of the Operations of TalismansA. The Bible.B. Ancient Religion.C. The PGM.Pre-requisites before making a TalismanA. The Intelligence or Spirit to be called.B. Reference for all timing and recipes.The Placing the Spirit in the talismanA. Day- Based on the Planet.B. Hour - Based on the Planet.C. Specific Astrological Timing.D. Ingredient - Based on the … Continue reading The Operations of Talismanic Work | YouTube Video

Renaissance Magic of the Moon

William Lilly CHAPTER XIIII.Of the MOON, her generall and particular Significations. NAMEThe Moon we find called by the Ancients, Lucina, Cynthia, Diana, Phoebe, Latona, Noctiluca, Prosperpina; she is neerest to the Earth of all the Planets; her colour in the Element is vulgarly known: MOTION. She finisheth her courte through the whole twelve Signs in 27 … Continue reading Renaissance Magic of the Moon

“Exorcizamus te..”: Demons, Possession and Exorcism

An exorcism is a religious or spiritual act of casting out a spirit either from a possessed person or a place. While several rites of exorcism exist within various cultures and religions, I will specifically go into Abrahamic forms of demons, possession and exorcism. This post will have two bigger sections, one being the section … Continue reading “Exorcizamus te..”: Demons, Possession and Exorcism

Three Worlds of Magic in the Renaissance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySscQ9g1dRs 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 … Continue reading Three Worlds of Magic in the Renaissance

How People Become Demonically Possessed

Time and time again the issue of demonic possession comes up in this field of occultism. There are many opinions from different people. However, there are maybe more opinions than people. Hence, I write this post because possession is a real occurrence that affects people. We have a few groups of people who have opinions … Continue reading How People Become Demonically Possessed

Elementals: The Folklore of Paracelsus the Alchemist

During his lifetime Paracelsus (born as Theophrastus von Hohenheim) was primarily known to be a physician, as well as for his involvement and studies into occult sciences through his teacher Trithemius - who also taught Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. Today he is known for both his alchemical and medical writings. An almost lesser-known work today is … Continue reading Elementals: The Folklore of Paracelsus the Alchemist

Elitism: Research, Academia and Traditionalism

Like in any other community, within communities of Pagans, Witches, and Occultists people will complain about elitism. Most of the time those complaints dub traditionalists like myself as "elitists" due to my and other people's approach towards occultism, religion and magic practice. Relying on research and academic sources has almost become synonymous with "elitism" for … Continue reading Elitism: Research, Academia and Traditionalism

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. … 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 … Continue reading The Ancient Magic and Theology of the Moon

Planetary Magic 101: The Sun ☉

"Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Plants" by Michelangelo 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, … 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 … Continue reading The Origins of the Character of Och from the Arbatel of Magic

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 … Continue reading Planetary Squares: Magic, Talismans and Astrology

Geomancy #2: A Short History

Geomancy has lost prevalence as a form of divination to tarot or astrology in the modern world. However, 400 years ago a geomancer was far more common than tarot in the western world. It has continued to exist in eastern countries. So when I say geomancy I am referring to this definition from Wikipedia: "Geomancy … Continue reading Geomancy #2: A Short History

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

Jimmy Page standing in front of the Boleskin House 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 … 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 … Continue reading How to find Ingredients for Spellwork: Planetary Properties

Geomancy #1: How Geomancy Has Changed My Life

I have decided to to start a geomancy series blog here on the Logos of Ophiel. This is because out of all the forms of divination this has been my favorite and most accurate. When I talk about geomancy I am not referring to ley lines, Iching, the energies of the earth, or divination of … Continue reading Geomancy #1: How Geomancy Has Changed My Life

The Historical Faust: “Font of Necromancy”

Johannes Trithemius; German Abbot and Occultist The following letter counts as one of the primary sources regarding the historical Faust, who made his way into German folklore, legends, and literature. This letter is known as "Würzburger Faustbrief" (engl. Faust letter of Würzburg). Here we have a very upset Trithemius trying to dissuade Johannes Virdung, an … Continue reading The Historical Faust: “Font of Necromancy”

Essential Reads: De Occulta Philosophia

Illustrations from De Occulta Philosophia by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa De Occulta Philosophia Libri III(engl. The Three Books of Occult Philosophy) were written and published by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa during the 16th century, the first book of this work was published in 1531 in Paris, Cologne and Antwerp. There are several curious stories revolving these three … Continue reading Essential Reads: De Occulta Philosophia

Literature and Resources for Renaissance Magic

Renaissance magic blends Kabbalah, Neoplatonism and astrology into one system of magic. This system of magic laid out ceremonial magic as we know it and influenced the grimoire tradition as well as future magic traditions and orders such as The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and even the demonology of modern demonolatry. Renaissance magic … Continue reading Literature and Resources for Renaissance Magic

The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation with Demotic Spells

The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation with Demotic Spells is by far a stupendous book for any person who has a genuine and sincere love for ancient magic and the study of antiquity. The ancient spells and rights are 2,000 years old. It is believed the Leiden Papyrus came from the same system of magic as … Continue reading The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation with Demotic Spells

0 – The Fool: Symbolism and Meaning

As part of the Major Arcana, the Fool kicks off a sequence of major life events depicted in each card of the Major Arcana; and thus marks the beginning of life, the foolishness of young age and being oblivious to the dangers of the world. Hebrew Letter: Alef א Number: 0Element: AirKeyword: The Spirit of … Continue reading 0 – The Fool: Symbolism and Meaning

Podcast #2- David Rankine on the Book of Gold and Grimoire Magic

This was an interview I did with Taliesin McKnight as we hosted the show with David Rankine. David Rankine has worked with one of the top scholars in the occult, Dr. Stephen Skinner. David Rankine has published and helped with several magical texts. Taliesin and I certainly had to interview David Rankine after coming across … Continue reading Podcast #2- David Rankine on the Book of Gold and Grimoire Magic

4 Ways Asceticism Can Help the Esotericist

What is Asceticism? Asceticism is considered a dirty, avoidable word in the materialist world. Before we address asceticism we must take on the issues of the modern world. The whole idea of "more" seems to be the issue involved. Imagine if we took "more" out of our language and being happy with everything and everyone … Continue reading 4 Ways Asceticism Can Help the Esotericist

Concerning Adonai and Religion in the Occult

The universe had to have a beginning from a source. In this manner, it is affluent that there is a singular source. Pythagoras and the Greek philosophers referred to Adonai as the monad, the One. Although they seemed to agree the One was the source and, did not know God as a Creator with a … Continue reading Concerning Adonai and Religion in the Occult