The Book of Shadows, Magickal Journal, and Materia Magicka

 

The Book of Shadows, the Magickal Journal and the Materia Magicka can be overwhelming to a beginner. These magickal tools are an important aspect of the training of a witch or magician. The following are some tips, a template and some great resources that have helped throughout the years. Continue reading The Book of Shadows, Magickal Journal, and Materia Magicka

The Qabalistic Cross and Balancing Polarities

One of the first rituals taught in the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn is the Qabalistic Cross. It’s many uses evolved over the past century when it was first introduced. It has been modified to suit individual schools of thought and practice. Continue reading The Qabalistic Cross and Balancing Polarities

Pentagram, Active, Passive, Reconciling

The Pentagram, Active, Passive, Reconciling are one of the most versatile symbols in the Western Mystery Tradition. They are in use in the various Pentagram rituals. Many stem from the original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Including those found in Wicca and Thelema. Continue reading Pentagram, Active, Passive, Reconciling

The 4 Lettered Name and the Elements

In the post, the Natural Order of the Elements, it was seen that there are reverberations throughout a magical system by placing the elements in their natural order. It is important that one set of correspondences be consistent throughout a system. One of the first issues is the 4 Lettered Name and the Elements. Continue reading The 4 Lettered Name and the Elements

Elemental Subtle Body Activation

Systems of magical training usually begin with some type of subtle body work. It forms a foundation of magical work and training to prepare one to be an instrument for the Divine. The Elemental Subtle Body Activation is one form. Continue reading Elemental Subtle Body Activation

Harmony, Correspondences, and Natural Order of Elements

Harmony, Correspondences, and the Natural Order of the Elements is one of the mainstays of any magical system. In the West this is one of the first points of magical philosophy to learn. Along with 6 other principles that have been summarized quite well in the Kybalion, a Neo Hermetic text. Continue reading Harmony, Correspondences, and Natural Order of Elements