Alphabets Used In Magic Alphabets and cyphers used in western magical traditions for making talismans, amulets or journaling. Coptic Greek Ancient Egyptian Hebrew Ancient Aramaic (not to be confused with Assyrian Aramiac, called Nestorian, developed out of Estrangela Aramaic) Nabataean Aramaic (later version that evolved into Arabic) Theban by Honorious; aka “The Witches Alphabet” or… Read More Alphabets_used_in_Magick
Evil Eye, Malochia or Mal de Ojo What is the Evil Eye? What is the Evil Eye? Evil Eye is a curse both purposefully or accidentally cast. Historically, it’s believed the affliction can lead to misfortune, disaster, physical illness and even death. Typically it’s assumed that someone willfully puts this curse on someone but it’s most… Read More Evil Eye
So, you want to join an Order? *Why?* This is the first thing you will be asked, so be prepared. Not to scare you away but you will be undertaking a goal where you’re going to be examining yourself extensively through out your path so get used to tough questions. A Mystery Tradition Order or… Read More So, you want to join an Order?
I wanted to share how I do a Middle Pillar not only because of it’s sheer importance but because it’s one of my favorite practices. The Middle Pillar exercise precedes most ceremonial practices in the Western Hermetical traditions. I also read in one of Israel Regardie’s books that this rite will purify your aura but… Read More Middle Pillar
Zodiacal Ingresses of the New Moons for 2018… Read More New Moon Zodiacal Ingresses 2018
In the Western mystical tradition this is a new addition adapted from other cultures and traditions. Vaguely similar to a “memory shelf” or “family wall of pictures” some people have in their homes. In Mexico, they make Ofrendas, Calaveras and other sweets in the shape of bones or graves to celebrate and honor the dead.… Read More Ancestral Altars
Many have asked what exactly is Magic (magick), what does it do? Some even ask how can they perform magick and if it conflicts with their lifestyle – such as religion.
Magick itself is an early modern English term, where the spelling was changed to differentiate itself from “stage magic.”
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Planetary correspondences as they are according to the “Western Mystery Tradition” or Abrahamic/Judeo belief systems.
Mythology typically refers to the collected myths from various cultures, groups and/or religions. Myths are the stories people tell to explain nature, history and customs.… Read More What is Mythology
Listings of shops, resources and informative sites in Illinois, and nearby Wisconsin and Indiana. Originally written in the 1990’s, we have kept some of the listings below as archives for informative purposes. We encourage our visitors to submit new locations for us to add to the list. Have a new site you think we should list?… Read More Illinois Metaphysical Stores of the Past & Present