On Labor Day weekend, September 2nd & 3rd, I will be hosting the world’s first astrological magic conference, at a luxury hotel in New York City. Many of the greatest thinkers and practitioners alive will share with you new discoveries and marvels, along with much conversation and merriment with new and old friends. Mark your calendars and save some pennies, because it’s now my job to give you the time of your lives. Many more details, including the website, are forthcoming.
I will be lecturing an “Introduction to Medieval Astrological Magic” at WitchCon Online, on Saturday, March 4 at 7:45 pm.
And this is what it’s about:
“What was the most powerful magic in all of history? One likely answer may be a complex form of sorcery that was pivotal to the dominance of Arabic civilization in the Middle Ages and also a key catalyst for the Italian Renaissance. What its originators called the ‘Science of Images’ was a fusion of astrology, theurgy, angelology, ancient philosophy, spirit evocation, and gemstone lore. Some of the most famous people of the era, including Catholic saints and the most esteemed early scientists and doctors, used it openly for centuries; it was the very heart of a forgotten golden age of magic. Instructional manuals from this tradition provide recipes to create talismans at fortunate astrological timing windows for purposes as mundane as ridding pests from a building, gaining love and wealth, destroying entire cities, lengthening life, evoking spirits and performing strange miracles; at the highest level, they have the capacity to rewrite reality itself. Those who have experimented with this material for the past two decades believe that the effects promised manifest in unusually reliable and durable ways. In this class, we will discuss some of the history, theory, and implementation of this type of talisman as well as less well-known applications of this system of magic such as celestial petitions which evoke powerful spirits of time to grant wishes.”
My Bio on the site reads:
“Clifford Hartleigh Low is a sorcerer and archmage; the impossible man who does impossible things. From practicing city magic in Downtown New York to poring over his massive seven thousand-volume library of magic to summoning storms and spirits to amaze witnesses– over the past four decades of magical accomplishment he is like absolutely no one else. With a mastery of more systems of magic and divination than anyone alive, he is best known today as the most accomplished practitioner of astrological magic; having created over two thousand talismans by hand and deciphered large portions of the Picatrix, one of the most cryptic grimoires in history. In recent years he has begun validating his theories of magic through public displays. The best-known instances of these include his creation of a magical ring of wealth which granted him a mysterious and large inheritance. When skepticism was voiced he refuted critics by creating a second talisman, this one to win riches in lawsuits and was awarded a settlement of a much larger amount than the first. Clifford spends his time leisurely doing magical research, doing spellwork and divination for clients, lectures nationally at conventions, and blogs, runs online discussion forums (which he has been doing since around 1994); and for fun goes to rock concerts, mixes a mean cocktail, watches obscure horror films, and throws legendary parties.”
Successful spellwork to draw vast amounts of wealth is extremely rare. More than a decade ago, I created a magic ring of wealth based on methods from the Picatrix. Not long afterwards, I received a mysterious inheritance of well over a million dollars.
When I began to lecture about my research and methods, a few critics in the magical community naturally voiced their doubts. They argued that with so many people doing spellwork for riches every day, it was only a matter of time before someone received a chance inheritance. They dismissed the sophistication of my methods and suggested that the results were mere coincidence.
I took up the gauntlet. If my methods were as reliable as I contended, I should be able to reproduce my results. Lightning striking twice would be far harder to dismiss. So that’s exactly what I did.
Using a different configuration of Picatrix methods, I made a second set of talismans. Yesterday, I officially became a multi-millionaire. The financial yield of the second set of talismans was very substantially larger than the first. No one that I know of has ever achieved results of this magnitude twice in a row.
I did this for three reasons. First to establish that the Science of Images is one of the most powerful systems of magic in existence. Second, to establish that my methods of implementation are objectively effective. And third, because magic is awesome!
I’m excited to announce that I will be participating in the Astrological Magic discussion panel on Ritual Procedures Saturday, October 17 at 3 pm EDT. I’ll be joining Christopher Warnock, Michael Ofek and Joshua Proto for this session. This new project is being presented by SMARRT, the Michigan chapter of NCGR and will be moderated by Elizabeth Hazel.
I’m particularly looking forward to getting into the nitty gritty of talisman creation and related topics, and sharing highly useful techniques that have never appeared anywhere else. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your Zoom links right now!
I doubt that money is the root of all evil, but the lack of it certainly feels like hell.
As long as people have wished for more than they have, practical wealth magic has offered solutions.
This class will be a broad survey of effective magical techniques to draw and keep money. Whether you’ve wanted to find buried treasure, win the lottery, get a raise, inherit a fortune, invest like a pro, sustain your lifestyle, or even beat the house in Vegas, learn powerful spells you won’t find anywhere else.
Big money magic is real.
I’d like to note that the turnout and the quality of the attendees were probably the best I’ve had to date; a wonderful conclusion to my PantheaCon experience.
Creativity, Magic and the Genius at ConVocation 2020
Seeking inspiration? Use magic to enhance your creativity!
The very word “inspiration” is rooted in the belief that invention is a force that comes from outside the self—even from the spirit world.
To the Romans, the word “genius” once meant a guiding spirit.
Several important grimoires provide guides to unite the initiate with a higher, perfected self or powerful spirit being capable of endowing formidable skills, knowledge, and power.
More immediate methods include scrying, tarot, bibliomancy, dream incubation, and many others.
In this class we will survey how magicians have used the spirit world for creativity and brainstorming in these and many other ways. Delve into historical practices and learn effective modern methods for cultivating your creativity.
The Arabic Mansions of the Moon are often described as a Lunar Zodiac; a division of the passage of the Moon into 28 zones, about one per day.
Each “Manzil” foretells the life of those born under it, but plays an important role in the creation of talismans in the tradition of Scholastic Image Magic. Picatrix, Cornelius Agrippa and many other grimoires detail their astrologically timed creation for countless purposes.
These talismans are perhaps the simplest examples of this system, explaining their ubiquity.
In this class we will discuss how to select and make basic Mansion talismans.
Please note that this lecture is substantially different from the ConVocation lecture of the same name. While the other lecture is more streamlined, this lecture covers more sources and traditions.
The Dark Arts: Curses, Binding, and Coercive Spells at ConVocation 2020
People have been using magic to harm others since before recorded history, and practitioners have been busy inventing new and more ingenious spells to destroy people, places, and things in virtually every tradition. It’s controversial because it works.
We’ll survey historical methods of cursing, binding, and dominating, and highlight effective methods for the contemporary sorcerer and witch.
Learn how to make a Hoodoo poppet to cause suffering and incapacity, create a modern defixio from a lead sheet to cause illness, burn a black skull candle to drive someone insane, create a wax astrological talisman to foment strife, and more terrifyingly useful techniques.
As the Weird Sisters said, “Double, double toil and trouble.” Let’s get cooking.
I wish to give particular thanks to Chance Sparkhawk and Catherine Grubb for helping recover the audio from this lecture.