If any of you can afford this, I'd totally recommend it. Probably my favorite deck of all time.
Recently I decided to break down and purchase a deck that I've had my eye on for about a year now: The Hermetic Tarot. It's the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn's pride and joy (aside from all the authors they pumped out over the years) and still remains a favorite among readers and practitioners alike.
Though there have been some other decks I was looking at, and ALMOST purchased if I didn't stop myself beforehand.
Whenever you're purchasing a tarot deck, get something that resonates wit
Christianity has identified itself for the longest time as a religion based around goodness and holiness.
Aside from it being the catalyst for plenty of massacres, wars, bigotry and horrible politicians, it's been alright. By "alright" I mean it's been corrupt and downright evil. Jesus wasn't much of a Christian, either. Considering he supported the poor and renounced worldly power, Jesus probably would make a better Satanist than a Christian.
Let's assume the guy didn't exist, and the New
What are "elementals", you ask?
Think of it like this: elementals are the spirits of nature and all that jazz. Faeries, gnomes, etc...
Basically, the stuff you don't see with your physical eyes. They exist in the spirit would, exclusively.
But here's the kicker: Fathers of the Early Church actually debated with them over things like Jesus and the Virgin Birth.
Christians were much more mystical at one point.
I say this not as a way to separate myself with Kaballah, but as a method to encourage others who are interested in the occult to seek out other forms of mysticism.
Kaballah is certainly a valid form of occult thought; it has been the center of ideologies like Thelema and Judaism, thus giving people access to a form of non-material philosophy which wasn't previously available to the general public.
However there seems to be almost an obsession with Kaballah to the point where we no longer c
Do you want to appreciate things a little more? A lot more?
There's a great way to do this that no one even thinks about! Here's how:
Go for a walk this evening/morning and just experience everything. Don't apply any sort of description to it and certainly don't say anything about any of it, just experience it.
Listen to the sounds, see the sights and feel the elements and apply no description to any of it.
I swear that you will appreciate it a lot more than you ever ha
You that thing the Buddha said about "what you think, you become"?
Well, that's kinda important. If you want to reach enlightenment you need to remember that.
But that's only one of the many things that goes into enlightenment.
Realize everything is silly, appreciate what you've already accomplished, don't worry about being right even when the "other guy" may be wrong, and most of all: shut up.
Shutting up both your mouth and head is essential.
Worry about the here and now, and don
The very minute you begin to take your ego seriously, you lose track of what's really important in this life.
What's important is that bacon should never be made in the microwave. Microwave bacon is nasty.
But in all seriousness, which isn't serious, taking yourself seriously only makes you look like an overbearing pair of ass cheeks. No one lives forever and no one dies forever either.
Human philosophy is useless, and so is everything that follows social norms.
Wear silly costumes
1.) Get hot dog buns
2.) Spread mayonnaise on the wall to your left
3.) Attempt snake charming
4.) Summon a dog to clean your bathroom
5.) Yell the sacred, magical words, "JESUS CHRIST, I LEFT MY OCTOPUS TESTICLE IN THE CAR"
6.) Relocate to Alabama and become a wondering salesman
7.) Become world renown for all the stuff you carry
8.) Elevate to godhood
9.) Be the 2% that dies of SARS
10.) Never be forgotten
11.) Reincarnate into a war mongering alpaca and
What am I?
In magick, spiritualism or the like, we seem to want to find a name for ourselves in order to separate what we practice from something else. I find myself doing this in order to make sure that people don't mistake my beliefs for that of a Wiccan or other low magician. I find each one to be childish, in approah approach to magick, and unable to sustain themselves whenever a trial manifests itself.
Again and again I am reminded that I have a truly incoherent perception of what
It's actually pretty natural for us to hate others after they've stabbed us in the back.
In some instances we become so determined to get our way, that we make sure to get back at whoever angered us. It is human nature, and human nature will always go for the destructive path.
Our ego is a dangerous thing. When we allow this demon of anger to be fed we open a door of unspeakable horrors. This is, at least to my knowledge, the only demon that can manifest itself into the physical world (I sa
Here are the rules of Chaos Magick (which have been aided by Carl Jung)
1. We create our own gods (archetypes) and every religion is true while not being true.
2. Chaos is not disorder, it is order our perception cannot yet understand.
3. Chaos does not imply there is no Creator, it just makes Eris a whole lot more likely of being that Creator.
4. Chaos does not go without morals. There are morals... called logic. Atheism figured this out a while ago.
5. Hot dog buns are powe