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 on possession. Keep in mind this list does not cover … 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 his posthumously published work on Elementals called Ex Libro de … Continue reading Elementals: The Folklore of Paracelsus the Alchemist

Geomancy #3: Generating The 16 Geomantic Figures

As referred to in the previous post, we discuss what geomancy is in context of this post. In this step you will learn the binary system of geomancy. A simple rule to remember is:A) An odd number = 1 dot B) An even number = 2 dots that are horizontal Lets take what we learned and apply it. Count the numbers and create 1 dot … Continue reading Geomancy #3: Generating The 16 Geomantic Figures

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 a lot of people in occult and pagan communities. Because … 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. 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

Exploring Marsilio Ficino’s De Christiana Religione

Originally posted on The Modern Hermeticist:
https://youtu.be/gJJClgpC9jI Topics: Ficino’s Polemics, Humanism, Florentine Platonism, Neoplatonism, the Latin Polemical Tradition (Petrus Alfonsi, Joachim of Fiore, Ramon Marti, Nicholas of Lyra, Paul of Burgos, Jerome of Santa Fe, Pico Della Mirandola, etc.), apocalypticism, The Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, Talmudic esotericism, Kabbalah, Prophecy (Sibyls, Oracles, Old Testament prophets), Natural Religion, philological anecdotes, etc. Speakers: Dan Attrell, David… Continue reading Exploring Marsilio Ficino’s De Christiana Religione