This is my personal attempt at creating an elegant and cohesive system of candle magic, despite the presence of candle magic in literature whose publications could fill a warehouse. My reasoning behind adding to the undeniably oversaturated category of magical “how-to” texts is to provide a system less based in color correspondence alone, and imparts a greater deal of involvement from the user. Continue reading “Another Take on Candle Magic”
If you haven’t heard, GroundZeroSum will be launching April 1 with a ton of content on chaos magick, from a wide range of authors. You should definitely check it out, they have all been working really hard on it behind the scenes leading up to launch day!
One of the ways I understand chaos magick, inspired by something I read but don’t remember what, is this: the world is chaotic by nature, and order or disorder is the result of how you look at it. Everything simply is however it is, and doesn’t mean anything in itself. It is our interpretation of it that gives it meaning. A student may have an insanely messy room, but he knows exactly where everything is, so to him it is ordered (not to get too autobiographical). This is why belief shifting works. We can literally change how ordered things are by changing our interpretation of them. Why is a raven like a writing desk? Well, the answer’s up to you.
Most methods of divination produce essentially random results. You can’t really try to pick a certain tarot card, or roll normal dice in a certain way, with any degree of accuracy. But reality itself is just as chaotic. By forcing ourselves to interpret a fairly random set of symbols and make sense of them, the diviner is mimicking the process of experiencing reality itself. This is both how and why divination works.
So when someone says, “how can you know anything about reality by looking at a deck of cards? Isn’t it all just up to chance?” you smile and say, “exactly.”
“Undoing” the Self
This is a meditation technique that I find very powerful and useful in my own life. Feel free to comment if you have experience with any similar methods, or if you try this out and want to share how it goes for you.
This is a way of meditating that lets you temporarily disconnect from the superficial elements of your personality, to experience a purer form of selfhood and perception. When done correctly, for me, it is accompanied by a sense of bliss as the energy spent in maintaining these superficial characteristics is released. With a bit of adaptation, this can be used to alter specific characteristics or behaviors; once you are a “blank slate” you can reform yourself how you wish. Continue reading ““Undoing” Meditation for Self-Exploration”
Molly Wright will be self publishing her tarot deck in the very near future. Her beautiful cartoon style is reminiscent of 1920s animation, but her original and creative take on the tarot is anything but dated!
Molly holds a bachelors in media arts & animation and has had her work featured on TV, comics, music videos, and Adult Swim. Check out more of her work at https://wollymight.com/
Update: the deck is now available here!