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Interpreting Astral Journeys

My latest book, The Sword & The Serpent is an account of a series of astral journeys that are filled with occult symbolism that express the essential nature of each of the planes. To adepts these symbols, the entities that we meet and the messages that they convey to us have subtle meanings that reveal some small part of the subconscious to ourselves. These planes are the real training ground of the magician who learns many of the truest arcana through their interaction with these astral worlds. Continue reading

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The Magick of the Serpent of Wisdom

The hallmark of Hermetic Magick is the system of graded initiation that is at the core of the discipline. These initiations are a series of measured steps that lead the Neophyte through the elementary lessons of ceremonial magick to adeptship and they ensure that the aspirant is armed with the knowledge and the skill to perform the sacred magick which is the central focus of Hermeticism. The path of progression through the grades of initiation, taken collectively, forms the Great Work of the magician, the Path itself. Continue reading

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The Magick Weapons and the Elements part 2

The weapons that correspond to the Element Fire are all expressions of the practical application of the magician’s will. The primary weapon of Fire is the Magick Wand, also often called the Magick Rod. This implement represents the direct application of the magician’s will in its pure form and is the tool that is used to direct the magick force of an operation. Continue reading

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The Magick Weapons and the Elements part 1

According to the strictest discipline of ceremonial magick everything that the magician uses to prepare for and to perform an operation of magick should be consecrated to the accomplishment of its objective. This makes them just as much a magick weapon as the more obvious implements and so objects like the Magick Book and the Pen that are used to record the ceremony are weapons of magick art. Most literature on the magick weapons focuses solely on the four central elemental weapons and often includes something about the magick sword. Occasionally they will also mention the need to keep the paraphernalia of magickal practice quarantined from normal day to day usage but this falls well short of the true importance and use of these magick tools. Continue reading

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