Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by J.R. Mascaro, author of the new Seal, Sigil & Call.
As practitioners of the esoteric arts there are many things we can do to grow in our respective practices. This article is not about those things. This article is about doing nothing. When I talk about doing nothing, I'm not speaking about a gap in your day, some all-too-often mythical timeslot that you have no activity to fill. On the contrary; I am talking about making time to actively, purposefully, and whole-spiritedly do nothing. Perhaps paradoxically, I am asking you to see nothing as a thing, to do nothing in the same way one might do Pilates, or calisthenics. I am asking you to
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by John Michael Greer, author of several titles, including the new Ceremony of the Grail.
What is the Holy Grail? In some versions of the legend, that was the question that had to be asked by the questing knight to awaken the powers of the Grail and free the Waste Land from its curse. It remains an important question today among students of Grail lore. The standard claim in popular culture—the belief that the Grail was the cup Jesus of Nazareth used at the Last Supper—isn't the oldest version, or even the most likely.
More than a century ago, British folklorist Dr. Jessie Weston found what may be crucial clues to the origins and meaning
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jane Meredith, author of Rituals of Celebration and the new Falling Through the Tree of Life.
The Kabbalah's Tree of Life is a complex symbol with many layered meanings. A cosmologist, an occultist, a poet, and a musician might all have different explanations of these ten circles arranged in strict relationship to each other, but in essence they would boil down to the same thing. This is how a glyph becomes effective—we all understand it in different ways, but those ways are doorways to a shared understanding. As a Pagan and a feminist, my understanding of the Tree of Life is to regard it as a living thing—evident in each actual tree,
An ENORMOUS thank you to our LlewellynCon presenters today: Cory Thomas Hutcheson, Jean-Louis de Biasi, Lisa McSherry, and Christopher Penczak!
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Watch Cory Thomas Hutcheson: Folk Magic in North America
Watch Jean-Louis de Biasi: Unlocking the Mysteries of Esoteric Freemasonry
Watch Lisa McSherry: The Imposter Witch: How to Correctly Build Your Practice
Watch Christopher Penczak: Protection Magick & Psychic Self-Defense
Thank you again to all