Archive for the Magick category

The filters and hats theory of gods

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Presented not as an explanation of how the world works, but rather as a way of stimulating thought. It generally isn't that far in one's magickal or spiritual life that one learns to take the idea of gods seriously. It isn't too difficult to discover the reality of them – you pretty much just have […]

Where to start with magick and weirdshit?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

A friend recently expressed an interesting in beginning to pursue and explore magick. This, naturally, without her really asking, inspired me to come up with a vast amount of advice on how to start and what to consider doing. So as not to unduly burden her, I thought I'd write it down here instead. I […]

Synchronicity and random weirdshit

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Over the last six months my computer has switched itself on whilst in 'sleep' mode about three or four times. It's often happened in the middle of the night, which is a bit irritating. I've never known it to spontaneously switch itself off again. Last night I was doing a magickal ritual in my room. […]

Making sense of the symbolism of Seidh

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

As I just posted, I was involved in a Seidh ritual this week.  I thought it might be interesting to look at some of the material that I received during this ritual as a way of exploring the difficulty of interpreting symbolic and intuitively received material. A problem which can really plague occultists. One issue […]

An experiment with Seidh

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

This week I was able to take part in my first Seidh ritual. Seidh is a form of Norse shammanism that involves a seer entering a trance, journeying to the underworld, and receiving visions in order to answer the questions of the participants and hopefully give useful advice. I'm lucky enough to have a close […]

Why banish?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

A banishing ritual is one of the most traditional forms of magickal ritual, and one of the most commonly used. Many magickal practitioners will not do any other act of magick until they have completed a banishing ritual to their satisfaction, and often a banishing ritual is the first ritual a magickian will learn, memorise […]

There's information everywhere

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

One of the ideas that I've been playing with for a while is that the Universe is constantly bombarding us with information. Information which is of direct use to us, which is designed to ease our path and make it easier for us to progress in life. Quite often I get asked 'how does the […]

Why magick is important

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

It occurs to me that I may have inadvertently done a disservice to magick in my previous post – when I was writing about Magick, Religion and Spirituality it may have sounded as if magick isn't all that important, that it was really just a practical skill for getting laid and getting job opportunities when […]

Religion, Spirituality and Magick

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The whole area of spirituality is pretty damn large and complicated.  There as so many threads, traditions, currents and schools all moving around each other, informing each other and frequently lobbing insults at each other.  I was recently thinking about the components of these different approaches and it occurred to me that there are three […]

Why so negative?

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I've recently made a series of posts about things which are bad for magick – magick, in this context, standing in for all spiritual practices.  It's just that magick is what I tend to do most of when it comes to spiritual doings, so how I tend to think of spiritual practices.  This series of […]