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Prayers and Practices. How to Build Skills That Are Valuable. In the early 1940s, a young boy was growing up in the small county of Almhult in southern Sweden. Within a few years, he would impact millions of people. At the time, however, nobody knew his name. The boy was occupied with a small and relatively simple project. He had recently discovered that it was possible to buy boxes of matches in bulk from Stockholm, which was a few hours away from his small town.

He could get the matches for cheap and then sell them individually for a nice profit, but still at a reasonable price. Pretty soon, he was riding around town on his bicycle and selling matches one by one to anyone who needed them. Once the matches began selling well, the young boy expanded his tiny operation. The young boy’s name was Ingvar Kamprad and when he was seventeen, he decided to name his business. In 2013, IKEA made over $37 billion dollars. Selling Matches and Building Skills Everybody is obsessed with building their IKEA. But that’s not how Ingvar Kamprad started. Read Next. Forbes Welcome. In Choosing a Job: Don’t Ask “What Are You Good At?”, Ask Instead “What Are You Willing to Get Good At?” April 10th, 2013 · 45 comments I recently received the following note from a career counselor: I regularly counsel students on their career paths and I was having a hard time giving a student guidance today without referencing passion.

‘What are you good at?”’ I asked instead, and she replied that she didn’t know. I like that this counselor is thinking critically about passion. Asking “what are you good at?” In both cases, you’re placing the source of career satisfaction in matching your job to an intrinsic trait. And this is dangerous. As readers of SO GOOD know, career satisfaction almost always follows: (a) building up a rare and valuable skill; then (b) using this skill as leverage to take control of your working life. My advice to a student in the above situation is the following: Pick something that you wouldn’t mind investing years in mastering. Don’t Know What To Do With Your Life? Seek Bargains.

February 24th, 2012 · 21 comments A Career Crossroads In the early winter of 2004, I was a senior at Dartmouth College and in the fortunate position of having two good job offers. The first was from Microsoft. It paid, by 2004 standards, about as much as you could possibly earn right out of college (around $85,000 in cash and stock per year). The second offer was to join the computer science PhD program at MIT. I had no clear preference for which job to take — they both seemed exciting. Follow a Lifestyle, Not a Passion In my last post, I argued that the right way to build a remarkable life is to first identify the traits that define your vision of “remarkable,” then pursue only jobs that will reward you with these traits if and when you master rare and valuable skills.

But here’s the snag: what if you don’t know what these traits are? This is a problem common to students and recent graduates — those who have not yet had enough life experience to figure out what’s possible and what resonates. 24 Invaluable Skills To Learn For Free Online This Year. Por qué escribir para Textbroker | Textbroker. TRUE TAROT. Daniel a. Schulke - Lux Haeresis. The luck Oracle Reading: Three cards. Lenormand dictionary: Lenormand spreads. The purpose of this page is to summarize my preferred Lenormand spreads, reading techniques and conventions.

Everyone needs to decide their own preferences for themselves. The spread chosen and techniques used will ultimately depend on the reading question and time constraints. These spreads are independent of my card meanings which are listed in my Lenormand dictionary. Note that my cards do not eat, diminish, cut or cancel neighbouring cards and I do not generally take into account the directions people or objects are facing and the light and dark side of the clouds (card order is more important for me).

As a general rule, cards to the left and top relate to the past-present, what is known or given and what is outside of the enquirer's control. Cards to the right and below relate to the present-future, what is yet to be determined, options and possibilities. Line of Three: 1 2 3 ♦ Read 1+2+3 and reflect 1+3. An Audience with Jake Stratton-Kent | The Blog of Baphomet. Could you give us your superhero backstory please? How did you get involved with occultism?

It was very spontaneous, hanging out with some guys in a log cabin one of them said ‘Jake, you’ve got the soul of a warrior’. This was a life changing catalyst from out of the blue, and I rapidly hunted down a magical manual; luckily enough the first one I found was Huson’s Mastering Witchcraft, and I balanced research and practice from then on, never assuming moderns knew better on an a priori basis. As the saying goes, I’ve never looked back. Goetic Adept Could you tell us a little about your work with the English Qabalah and the Thelemic current more generally? When Ray Sherwin handed over ‘The New Equinox’ I contacted the editors, particularly the late Jim Lees (attended his funeral recently, complete with jazz band, a good send off). You’ve written extensively on goetic magic, what is it about this approach to spirit work that appeals to you? There’s another approach? It varies. Like this: Five Tarot Experts Explain How Tarot Works – Sparrow Tarot. Today I am pleased and humbled to share with you thoughts from five of my favorite tarot friends – some of the smartest, most insightful and interesting people I know currently working with the cards.

I often toy with answers to the question “How does tarot work?” I have a response to that question on my FAQ page, but it’s a thought process that continues to evolve for me as I grow and work with the cards. I extended the question, with a bit more detail, to the following five, and they were kind enough to share their thoughts with us here. Since this is a long post, I’ve created a link to each reader (in alphabetical order) and their response, with bios that the readers provide from their various online homes. Enjoy! Camelia Elias I was born in Arad, Romania, in 1968. Enrique Enriquez wor(dp)lay is what you do before words fuck you Miguel Marques A former musician, a practising chemist. Paul Nagy Rev. Rebecca Schoenecker I am a musician, artist, and tarot reader who believes in magic. Like this: My rare occult ebooks. Planetary Magic 6: Jupiter and Expansion | Christopher Penczak.

The most beloved of the planets is Jupiter. Even in the dark ages, when astrologers saw the planets in much stricter terms of black and white, Jupiter was called the Greater Benefic, meaning that it grants greater blessings. Modern magicians and witches have drawn from this concept. Ritual magic describes Jupiter spells as bringing boundless good luck and prosperity. It expands all resources and blessings. In the Eastern traditions of astrology, Jupiter is associated with the guru. In these eastern traditions, Jupiter is called the light of a thousand suns. In many ways, Jupiter acts like a Sun. Compared to all the other planets, it generates more heat than it receives from the Sun. The sign that Jupiter rules, Sagittarius, is the explorer. Colors associated with Jupiter are blue and purple. The gods of Jupiter are the sky gods and storm fathers. To harness the power of Jupiter, you can do magic when the Sun or Moon is in Sagittarius.

Resources: The Library. Eclectic from the Old Line PART 1 | Strategic Sorcery. In his Open Letter to Bri Saussy, Aidan Watcher declares himself a “hard-core, traditional Eclectic from the Old Line. The Old Line being ‘from before ‘eclectic’ was a slur!”. I can relate. I myself draw upon several paths in my teaching and practice and felt a resonance with his description. Eclectic is a word that I used to use to describe myself but stopped using precisely because it has become a slur, or at least has a connotation that I don’t want to be associated with. The question of why eclecticism became a slur is easy to answer in one word: Idiots. You know who I am talking about. The idiot eclectic is the person who buys a phurba because it looked cool in Uncharted 2 and declares it to be their Athame.

Apart from simply not wanting to be associated with idiots, there is another aspect to eclecticism becoming a slur: Cultural Appropriation. Appropriation is a deeper issue than just people being idiots and flitting about from one exotic thing to the next. Madeline Montalban the Mesmerising Magician - Chylde Catcher. Living in can be a nightmare. I refer of course to travelling in the metropolis. Due to running severely late, there was only one course – appeal to higher forces. Everybody is sat in place in the bookshop itself, when I get to Atlantis – But the talk hadn’t started due to a problem with the projector. I take my seat and the problem is resolved *wink*There was several odd little occurrences around this talk, least of all, a faint apparition of Madeline Montalban for a few moments, about half way through the talk, that coincided with a strange circular force emanating from beneath the bookshop itself ,,,,,,, With an introduction from Geraldine from the Atlantis Bookshop – Julia Phillips began the talk, naming her primary sources of people; who were friends and students of Madeline Montalban.

Born the 8th January 1910 in Blackpool, as Madeline Sylvia Boyles Royals, after her parents had a shot-gun wedding. Her own magical order, formed in 1956 ‘The Morning Star’ had no initiations. Book review: Madeline Montalban The Magus of St Giles by Julia Philips - NICK FARRELL'S MAGICAL BLOG. Madeline Montalban (8 January 1910–11 January 1982) was a fascinating character in the field of 20th century magic. Stories swarmed around her until the real Madeline disappeared leaving only the stories. Writing a biography about her, as Julia Philips has done is nearly impossible, even her close friends had difficulty getting past the stories that surrounded her. In 1998 David Goddard told me one such story about how he and Maxine Saunders met Montalban to discuss her legendary Angel Magic course. He said he had never met her before and it was a late at night meeting. He believed that she was a woman in her late 40s. They sat up talking until dawn and when the sun came into the room he suddenly realised that she must have been about 80 and he believed that she must have been casting a glamour.

Philips’ book then is a collection of stories about her told through the people that knew her and there are a lot of them. The book also looks at Montalban’s influence on Wicca. Not-Wiccan Witchcraft books. Originally Posted by AliceHey, I'm interested in learning about witchcraft, but most of the books I find are about Wicca. Are there any reliable books on witchcraft for beginners outside of Wicca?

That depends on what you mean with the word reliable. You have to remember that there didn't exist any self-identified witches to begin with, but since the last century it does. Avoider Archives - Unstuck. The funny thing about procrastination is that we hate doing it when we’re doing it, but it’s hard to stop. Though not impossible, if you really want to break the habit. To get unstuck as an Avoider, we like to start at “why?” Once we recognize why we put things off, we can develop habits to reverse our impulses.

To find your procrastination style, take our mini-quiz. When you put something off, what do you feel, think, and do? What do you Feel when you’re procrastinating? What do you Think when you’re procrastinating? {*style:<b>*}What do you Do when you’re procrastinating? Monas Hieroglyphica ('The Hieroglyphic Monad') of John Dee. John Dee: MONAS HIEROGLYPHICA ('THE HIEROGLYPHIC MONAD') This is John Dee's enigmatic treatise on symbolic language. Although published in 1564 at age 37, he considered it valuable throughout his life. The Monas is a highly esoteric work. In it he claims himself in possession of the most secret mysteries. He wrote it in twelve days while apparently in a peak (mystical) state: “[I am] the pen merely of [God] Whose Spirit, quickly writing these things through me, I wish and I hope to be.”

He claims it will revolutionize astronomy, alchemy, mathematics, linguistics, mechanics, music, optics, magic, and adeptship. A better translation, which includes an excellent introduction was published by C. Contents by Dr. Antwerp, 1564. Translated by J.W. To the most excellent Majesty of the famous King Maximilian [Dee's preface dedicated to Maximilian omitted by J.W. Neither the circle without the line, nor the line without the point, can be artificially produced. .

[i.e. Oh, Maximilian! Corollary. Financial Sorcery with Jason Miller - Part 1 of 3. Pain and Sorrow | Strategic Sorcery. “We are made to bleed and scab and heal and bleed again and turn every scar into a joke. We are made to fight and fuck and talk and fight again and sit around and laugh until we choke.” – Ani Difranco This is a tough world.

If you are able to read these words on a computer you should be thankful because you won the fucking birth lottery. Still and all there is not a one of us that is not experiencing some amount of pain and sorrow. How to deal with that, and finding the reason for it is one of the biggest spiritual questions there is. I come from a Buddhist background. The idea that everything is gods plan is even more appalling. I don’t believe in an inherent peaceful, harmonic, and perfect world – either of the spirit or of the flesh. When you are hurting it is hard to even think of suffering as something useful. Suffering and Pain are the fire through which consciousness forges ahead and grows. 1. 2. 3. So, to close with another quote from the music of my teens:

Resources – Sparrow Tarot. Tarot Resources Learning TarotTarot Associations and OrganizationsOnline Tarot ForumsProfessional Conferences and ConventionsTarot Books, Decks and Products Learning Tarot Learn Tarot – Joan Bunning This is a free online self-paced course. Tarot Foundations – Brigit Esselmont Tarot Foundations is a self-described tarot learning ‘hub’ with online Tarot courses, masterclasses, tarot guides and more, powered by Biddy Tarot. Learn the Tarot de Marseille – Enrique Enriquez (email: enrique.eenriquez -at- gmail -dot- com) Enrique has been my personal teacher for learning the optical language of the Tarot de Marseille.

My interview with Enrique where he talks about his latest book, Linguistick To explore some of Enrique’s writing about the Tarot de Marseille and wordplay: Embodied Tarot. Notes on the Use of Indirect Suggestion in Tarot Readings Whispering to the Eye The Joy of Wordplay Peeking Through the Bars of Tarot’s Occult Prison The Excellence of the Marseille Tarot The Tarot Lady – Theresa Reed. The luck Oracle Reading: Three cards. The Crossing Sun. NATHANIEL – Page 2 – The Arte of Magick. About | Larkfall. Fortune Telling by Cards Index. CUNNING FOLK. What is the way of zen? Antifragility: Thrive From Chaos and Become Unstoppable. Strategic Thinking: 11 Critical Skills Needed. 13 Best Witch Movies Of All Time. ¿Qué es la Calea Zacatechichi? Egyptian Hieroglyphs - Free Middle Egyptian Lessons.