Practical Magick, Resources

Middle Pillar

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

Practical Magick

Ancestral Altars

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

Metaphysics, Mythology

Water from Guodian Text

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