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’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 email@example.com 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.
Since prehistoric times, magic has been used to heal the sick and revive the dying.
The historical line between enchantment and medicine is elusive at best. A mind-boggling array of methods and theories have been employed throughout the ages.
Grimoires which banish the demons of disease, enchanted poultices, wound talismans, amulets and mojos, baths and potions—all are based on the seductive premise that the spiritual can restore the corporeal.
In this class we will explore many of these systems, survey healing recipes, investigate eras when the doctor and witch doctor were one and the same, and discuss methods which may be used as complementary medicines today.
Magical Medicine at Morbid Anatomy’s Festival of Arcane Knowledge 2019
Magic has been used to heal the sick and revive the dying since prehistoric times. The line between enchantment and medicine has always been blurred, with a kaleidoscopic array of methods and theories employed throughout the ages.
Grimoires that banish the demons of disease, enchanted poultices, wound talismans, amulets, mojos, baths and potions—all are based on the seductive premise that the spiritual can restore the corporeal.
In this lecture we will explore these systems, survey healing recipes, revisit eras when the doctor and witch doctor were one and the same—and investigate corresponding fringe science that persists today.
Astrological talismans from the Scholastic Image Magic tradition often seem as challenging to make as they are powerful.
After electing the window of time in which a talisman can be created, one must confect incenses, select appropriate sigils, and obtain tools and materials for the talismans.
We will discuss how to create a talismanic laboratory, the process of practical considerations including choosing the best combinations, knowing which substitutions do and don’t work, and time and money saving strategies.
Take the theory of talismans into real life creations and applications.