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 90’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
Deities attributed to or said to have dominion over Air, Sky, Winds & Storms. Also including Air as a philosophically Hermetic element.
Made Water” (太一生水) This cosmogenical text was found in the bamboo slips of Guodian, the earliest known version of the Daodejing. It’s similar to the opening of ch 42 (“the way made one, one made two, two made three, three made the myriad beings”), although slightly different in that each element goes back and interacts… Read More Water from Guodian Text
Deities attributed to or said to have dominion over the Water element and bodies of Water.