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Good Spellcasting Means Knowing When To Collapse. Safe Summoning Spells: A Guide To Contacting The Dead. FINANCIAL HANDS! Do You Use The OTHER Triangle of Art? (Plus A Free Ebook) Why We Make Bad Decisions. How To Give Magical Advice. Energy and Magick – A Basic Treatise. The first myth about energy that must be dispelled is that it doesn’t exist.

Energy and Magick – A Basic Treatise

A lot of people in the community have been saying this lately, and a few months back the blogosphere was stirred up with arguments over whether or not energy was actually a thing. Energy is a real thing, and any person who claims otherwise is not a magician. They may be an armchair magician coming up with unfounded theories on magic, and they may have done a few rituals by going through the motions, but they have never actually done magic. The vast majority of everything that is termed magic is tied into energy work.

A basic understanding of energy is necessary to do any significant amount magic, especially in regards to developing magical techniques. It also needs to be pointed out that energy isn’t a new concept. Another thing to keep in mind, just because a particular magician didn’t mention something in their written works doesn’t mean they weren’t aware of its existence. Chaos Magic. What is Rune Soup About?

Chaos Magic

Rune Soup is about magic. Clearly that’s something of a broad church -perhaps the broadest- so if we were to take it down a level we could say Rune Soup is about practical sorcery, entheogens, synchronicities, UFOs, ‘alternative’ history, career guidance, graphic novels, the future of media, probability, divination. Money. Cash. Hoes. While I certainly will not pretend that every entry here will be a pearl of wisdom that will better your lives, I am at least often amusing and occasionally informative.

Money. Cash. Hoes.

If you enjoy my blog and happen to have a couple extra dollars on occasion, please donate. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow and that's okay! You are also certainly not required to donate to read, this is a labor of love for me. I have a gadget that now will live on the left side of my page should you ever feel inclined. Where will your money go? Hannibal and Me: life lessons from history. Joseph Tainter As you know, The Hannibal Blog is fascinated by the issue of complexity in modern society.

Hannibal and Me: life lessons from history

How Often Do You Innovate? An Expert’s Guide To Spiritual Trespassing. 5 Shoaling Examples To Improve Your Magical Results. The Art of Non-Conformity. The Octavo: A Definitive Review. Spare, Plans, and Sagan. BBC Culture Show included a piece last week on Austin Osman Spare, with Alan Moore and others discussing Spare as a person, artist, and magickian.

Spare, Plans, and Sagan.

Summoning Spirits: Do You Play By The Rules? Do You Make These 5 Voodoo Mistakes? B is for Bottle Spells – Pagan Blog Project 2012. Before I identified as a “pagan” or a “neo-pagan” or an “animist” or as “goddess practitioner” or any of the other categories I’ve applied to myself over the years, I identified as a Witch.

B is for Bottle Spells – Pagan Blog Project 2012

Not, I add emphatically, as a Wiccan. I don’t think I ever was a Wiccan. But a witch? You bet. And I defined “witch”, in significant (though not entire) part, as “someone who casts spells; someone who does spell-craft”. 10 Prosperity Magic Resources For Sorcerers and Possibly Method Actors. Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom. An All Purpose Candle Spell. This is a quick, uncomplicated ritual designed to be used for all positive purposes.

An All Purpose Candle Spell

You'll need one candle of the appropriate color, one holder and matches. When you are ready to begin, hold the candle between the palms of your hands.Breathe deeply. Visualize your goal.Push personal, programmed power into the candle between your hands.Feel the energy streaming into it.Say appropriate words if you wish, simply stating what you need to occur.Place the candle in its holder.Strike a match above the candle and draw down the flame toward the candle.Light the wick,Put the still flaming match into a heat-proof container (or extinguish its flame with a quick flip of the wrist).Hold your hands around the candle's flame.Feel the energy.Visualize strongly.Leave the area, let the candle do its work.

(put the candle in a safe place before leaving it) Ideomotor phenomenon. Ideomotor phenomenon is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously.

Ideomotor phenomenon

An example of table-turning in 19th century France. A circle of participants press their hands against a table, and the ideomotor effect causes the table to tilt in such a way as to produce a written message, in a manner similar to a ouija board. Safe Summoning Spells: A Guide To Contacting The Dead. An Expert’s Guide To Spiritual Trespassing. Dionysian Atavism. Hannibal and Me: life lessons from history. Good Spellcasting Means Knowing When To Collapse. Specularium - Peter J. Carroll. Tantra, history, gender, occulture & other queer assemblies « Sorcery’s Next Top Model. A Secret Spell Booster: Enchant In Real Time. Probability Magic(k), Possible Magic(k), and the Big Magics. It was very different when the masters of the science sought immortality and power; such views, although futile, were grand; but now the scene was changed.

Probability Magic(k), Possible Magic(k), and the Big Magics

The ambition of the inquirer seemed to limit itself to the annihilation of those visions on which my interest in science was chiefly founded. I was required to exchange chimeras of boundless grandeur for realities of little worth. – From Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein The most popular view of magic, the view we all started our lives with regardless of who we are, is that magic involves being able to do what shouldn’t be possible. Usually this involves the big magicks, the stuff that nobody seems powerful enough to do. Things like flying, walking through walls, turning lead to gold, resurrecting the dead, ect. When we first start practicing magic, the magic we’re capable of is usually pretty simple. The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation. Just How Complicated Is Money Magic?