Secrets of the 36 Zodiacal Faces @ ConVocation 2015

Secrets of the 36 Zodiacal Faces at ConVocation 2015

 

 

Clifford Hartleigh Low’s lecture on the “Secrets of the 36 Zodiacal Faces” at ConVocation 2015. This class analyzes in detail Book II, Chapter 11 of the Latin Picatrix. This text instructs the student in the creation of thirty-six talismans of supreme power ascribed to the Zodiacal Faces (also known as Decans), while also containing some of the most mysterious passages ever written. This lecture describes many of these talismans and how to create them, and the discovery of the hidden meanings of the more cryptic passages which until now have not been revealed elsewhere. Discover why Cornelius Agrippa, Giordano Bruno, Abraham Ibn Ezra, and many others have found this chapter one of the most fascinating in all of magical and astrological literature.

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About Time: Introduction To The Horoscope Chart @ ConVocation 2017

 

Clifford Hartleigh Low’s lecture on “About Time: Introduction To The Horoscope Chart” at ConVocation 2017. This lecture is a 101 introduction to core concepts in astrology, with a particular focus on the function of the horoscope chart, how to do basic calculation using a website or software, the meaning of the different parts of the chart and their relations to the heavens, the metaphysical cosmology of astrology and metaphors, the history of its development, and the variety of potential applications in a Traditional Astrological context, and much more…

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Mercury Retrograde Is My Ally

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So, I guess this is what happens when you’re an astrological magician and Mercury goes Retrograde–

Companies send you $1100 Movado wristwatches completely randomly, and don’t bill you for them.

Magic is awesome.

Also, please tell me how Mercury Retrograde is awful. For you, maybe.

PS: Things like this happen to me relatively frequently during Mercury Retrogrades. Cosmic glitches happen in your favor if you practice SIM. For everything there is a season…

February 2017 Convention Schedule

I will be lecturing at both PantheaCon in California and ConVocation in Michigan this February, along with many other esteemed colleagues and friends. Please consider attending either or both.


PantheaCon 2017

On Saturday, February 18th at 1:30pm–

Eat Me: Magical Recipes in Medieval Astrological Magic

Though better known for the creation of talismans, medieval and Renaissance astrological magic texts contain further recipes and instructions. Many are intended to be consumed, buried, or burned, with numerous purposes and means of creation. Yet they all point towards a forgotten view of the universe and magic. From counting olive pips to cure illnesses to the creation of wax talismans or incense pills for evocation and influence, such mysteries depend on the philosophies of Al Kindi and his contemporaries. Explore how the outlook of the ancients can enhance our spiritual practices.


ConVocation 2017

On Thursday, February 23rd at 8:30pm–

DIY Talismans

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.

On Friday, February 24th at 4:00pm–

About Time: Basic Chart Calculation

Invaluable to numerous systems of magic, the astrological horoscope is a Swiss army knife for divination, classical medicine, and much else. One of the most advanced achievements of the ancient world, the horoscope can often be perplexing for beginners. This class will focus on the basics of erecting a horoscope chart. We will attempt to demystify the process and render the math easy, while also explaining the essentials of its parts, some of history of its development, and the rationale of the chart from the traditional (pre-1750 AD) perspective.

On Saturday February 25th at 4:00pm–

Fearless Magical Protection

It’s a jungle out there. In most magical systems one of the first things you are taught is basic protection against spiritual attacks, and for good reason. A magical life is a perilous one at times. As you become more proficient, the need for protection grows and takes new forms. This class will survey practical methods of protection from a variety of spiritual systems and methodologies. Some of these techniques are unpublished anywhere and likely to be unfamiliar, but have proven very effective. Magical protection will help secure your success.

 

Black Magic Part Two (Partial) @ ConVocation 2010 

 

Part of Clifford Hartleigh Low’s lecture about the deeper ethics, strategy, and practice of curses, black magic and dark paganism. The omitted portion of the lecture was recorded without audio due to technical issues.

 

A Presaging of Death

The prediction of the death of a female I (or my mother) was connected to at 10am has been verified as fact, though my interpretation was slightly off.

The prognostication was based on a very vivid dream involving my mother taking a friend of hers on a women-only resort retreat via taxi “up the mountain” at 10am the following day. I was told that I could not join them on this ride, but perhaps someday I’d go up to that snowy peak in their company. I then took a different taxi home, and promptly awakened.

There were several elements of the dream which seemed to reference a horror film my mother fixated upon (that I am not even sure I’ve seen) which involved people dreaming of being invited for a ride into a hearse shortly before dying. Since this was her fixation and not mine I took it as a sign of a real message from her; a kind of deliberate identity-verification thrown into the mix. Not the mention bashing me over the head about how the dream was to be interpreted.

The dream did not seem in any way sinister until I awakened and I began to connect the dots and interpret the symbolism with a waking mind. It seemed obvious that a woman who was friends with me or my mother was doomed to die the next day at 10. But this was not quite the correct interpretation.

The elder sister of a person with whom I have a close and friendly business relationship has been suffering from cancer for the last several months. This sister helped me clean out my home after my mother’s surviving cats were taken to a Connecticut cat sanctuary, and she was an amateur tarot reader and we bonded on that level. I would see her once or twice a year and we were on amicable if not always close terms.

Once I had heard that she was ill, I loaned her my mother’s Saturn talisman because of its ability to prevent cancer. I had no idea at the time whether it could cure cancer once it had been diagnosed but it was all I had at hand that seemed vaguely appropriate.

Yesterday I spoke with the younger sibling, and was told that the Saturn talisman would shortly be returned to me. The sister’s cancer had metastasized into ten brain tumors and she was not long for this world. Any further work the talisman might do would only cause her to linger unhappily.

So, my interpretation was correct in all ways except that the “ride up the mountain” was not to take place literally at 10AM the next day but by the medium of ten malignant brain tumors. (It is possible that AM is a reference to astrocytoma, but that may be a bit of a stretch.)

As I have discovered previously, SIM talismans used by people who are deceased can be extremely powerful ways to connect to their spirits in the afterlife and open remarkably powerful communications.

Interpreting messages from the spirit world is always a challenge, and I cannot fault myself greatly for getting this one slightly wrong. There was nothing I could do about it in any case. This message was not meant to alter events, but was simply a reminder that the communication channel was open and available.