Archive for the Magick category

Computer Games are bad for magick

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Okay, before I get into this I should make this clear – I really like computer games.  Rarely will a day go by where I don't fire up my computer, X-Box, iPhone or other device of choice to pass at least a bit of my time with a computer game.  They're fun.  They've involving.  They're […]

Being happy is bad for magick

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Well, this is a depressing idea, isn't it?  Being sad is certainly bad for magick, but, after all, surely one of the great quests in life is to be fulfilled and happy.  One of the main reasons people practice magick and spirituality is to be happier.  And yet success in being happy is bad for […]

Being sad is bad for magick

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Fortunately, I've not had to struggle with this too much recently – moving house may have been bad for magick, but it didn't induce very much stress and sadness.  But it's certainly one of the great battles of spiritual life – how to keep going when you're feeling bloody miserable. As I wrote about in […]

Moving house is bad for magick

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

I moved house about three weeks ago.  Whilst we're very much 'here' in the new house, there's still a whole list of things on the 'to do' list, stuff to be organised, sorted, laid out appropriately, and so on.  One thing I realised very early on when moving – moving house is bad for magick. […]

Being ill is bad for magick

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

As I'm trying to write a blog about the real experience of living a magickal life, of trying to prioritise spirituality and what-not, I think it's important to point out that it doesn't always come easily.  In fact, sometimes it hardly comes at all.  Certain events, moods, or times in life just make it hard […]

The Diviner's Cycle

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

My friend Hilary over at Online Clarity recently linked to my Magickian's Cycle post with her own comments on whether a similar cycle existed for those who use the I-Ching regularly.  She noticed that at times in her own life she'd become very enthusiastic about using the I-Ching, got some great reading, read regularly, then […]

Cycles in daily practice

Friday, February 18th, 2011

With time and experience I've come to realise that there are a few recognisable stages I go through with my daily practice.  The first stage is when things are exciting but I'm incompetent – the practice is new, and interesting, but I'm not terribly good at it.  I won't have memorised it, I won't be […]

Getting to know your Holy Guardian Angel – the Abramelin approach

Friday, January 28th, 2011

As I said before, the original book on attaining the Knowledge and Conversation of your Holy Guardian Angle (hereafter know by various permutations of K&C of your HGA) was the Book of Abramelin the Mage (you can buy yourself a copy of it here: The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abra-Melin the Mage, or […]

What on earth is a Holy Guardian Angel and why would one want to know it and talk to it?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

For around five months I've been performing a daily practice, the end goal of which is described as "Achieving the Knowledge and Conversation of [your] Holy Guardian Angel."  But that does suggest a few questions – like 'What is a Holy Guardian Angel?' 'What would achieving it's knowledge and conversation be like?' and 'Why bother?' […]

The magickian's cycle

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

The magickian's cycle is, in essence, as follow: Become very enthusiastic about magick Practice magick in a regular and dedicated fashion Have an crisis – either external or existential Sulk Stop practicing magick Rest Repeat Okay, perhaps I should say that it is this magickian's cycle, but I have reason to believe I'm not alone […]