This article is a continuation of my previous work titled “On Agrippa’s ‘Of the calculating Art of such names by the tradition of the Cabalists’” and assumes the spirit-names are derived through the methods explained therein.Continue reading “Use of Tarot Cards to Call Forth Spirits in Absence of Astrological Cooperation”
Hallucinogenic Drugs have had a stigma attached to them through the decline in their therapeutic and spiritual use and subsequent rise in purely recreational use (and abuse). This stigma (as well as political motivation) lead to their criminalization. Recently, the therapeutic value of many of these drugs is being re-examined – both their effects in controlled medium-to-large doses in specific environments and in day-to-day microdoses – and reintroduced to society. I believe that alongside this, we should also examine their spiritual uses – which typically involves taking large doses in completely and expertly controlled environments as a sacrament during ritual to induce Gnosis. In the following document I hope to outline the practical application of a few of these sacraments, focusing on DMT, Psilocybin, and LSD.Continue reading “Use of Entheogens to Assist in Achieving Gnosis”
In Agrippa’s Third Book of Occult Philosophy there are several chapters dedicated to methods of how to calculate the names and times of a specific spirit (evil or good) to aid in a work. In this article I am going to dive into one of these, chapter 27 “Of the calculating Art of such names by the tradition of the Cabalists”, which I find to be the most straightforward. It is recommended that the magus has a solid understanding of Astrology and at least a passing knowledge of the Alephbet.Continue reading “On Agrippa’s “Of the calculating Art of such names by the tradition of the Cabalists””
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!
Trace your sigil through the correct squares and charge.
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!