Rituals and Workshops - I've designed a few things over the years to try to be a better person, which I consider one of the primary and initial goals of magical work. Self-reflection and an admission that we aren't perfect is the cornerstone of all improvement. Here are some things you might find can help.
SMR, for those of you who haven't caught on yet, is a brilliantly funny and frequently cutting blog. They hit hard and fast and it's hilarious when it isn't you on the receiving end. I have a few words to offer about the necessity of making these jokes, and what to do if you're on the receiving end.
This year's extended workshop lengths were a huge success, and good, practical workshops are an integral part of the Conference. We're putting these front and centre next year, and some of our most well-known speakers will be leading workshops, not giving lectures. Make no mistake - we're here to do the Work.
Tonight I'm thinking about the importance of questioning the thoughts that are running through our heads, following a particularly interesting evening - and harking back to time spent in a busy UK Airport. Do you know what you're carrying in your psyche?
This painstaking series of exegesis is thorough and finally gives the most clear outline of the important figure of Lucifer, its origins in the earlier praxis and mythemes of more ancient civilisations than the Abrahamic Traditions, and how much relevance this still has to magical praxis today.
I firmly believe that learning is entirely up to the student, and people can be learned from certainly, but they act as facilitators and mentors rather than lecturing teachers. The only person you can truly teach is yourself, and as we are all constant students, I think this top ten learner rules would be best made for myself.
What do you know about the relationship between matter and energy? As it turns out, they are largely the same thing. A table, for instance, is energy made manifest - but what about the idea of a table? And what the hell does that have to do with angels? Come and see.
Tickets now available for the Occult Conference: Time of the Gods in Glastonbury, April 8-10th 2016! Come and join us as we explore the revival of the Western Mystery Tradition, its ongoing practices, and where we may lead these to next.
The Spring Session will be held in association with The Occult Conference 2015 in Glastonbury, and will focus on persecution suffered by new and esoteric faiths and practices, the current climate for practitioners of magick, and how we can fight to protect our future. Get involved, get educated, and get ready. Tickets on sale Summer 2014. firstname.lastname@example.org