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

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 his posthumously published work on Elementals called Ex Libro de … Continue reading Elementals: The Folklore of Paracelsus the Alchemist

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

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

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 recognizes several types of spirits besides demons, angels and saints; … Continue reading Literature and Resources for Renaissance Magic