Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘magick’

In the previous Epicycle we discussed what a planetary hour is and how they can be calculated. We also briefly touched on how they can be used. Much of the remaining orbits of this series will explore these other techniques. However, before addressing these additional observances I think a valuable question we should be asking ourselves at this point of the discussion is: “What good does all of this do me? Why does timing matter when working with magick?”

(more…)

Read Full Post »

NPR has a great story on the effect of placebos, calling into question (heavily) the power of the mind in the process of healing. From the website:

Placebos, or sugar pills, are one of the building blocks of good science. For decades they’ve played a major role in medical experiments and drug trials. In some cases, placebos work as well as or even better than the real treatments—for things like pain, nausea, depression and Parkinson’s.

What’s wonderful about this, is that the leap to how we can use magick in our daily lives is not such a major one. This is especially true if we take into account many contemporary sorcerer’s understanding of how magick even works, that being to manipulate our awareness and interaction with the stuffs of the world. Check out Phil Hine’s page for some basics.

Read Full Post »

These New Old Traditions is an online journal devoted to reinvigorating our vacant holidays and traditions with a little mystic revelry. For us, it is no longer acceptable to blindly participate in festivities that have been bought and sold into irrelevance by the vampiric clutches of commercialism. It seems a lot of people feel the same way.

So, we’re looking for some new writers for the site. There’s so much we want to cover, get out, and unpack, and our tiny team could use some of your brilliancy. Want to be read by thousands of people a month? Want to investigate the nuanced weirdness that is the American holiday? Want to be a part of a growing team of writers, bloggers, urban homesteaders, unschoolers and unworkers, post-pagans, herbalists, and seasonal food connoisseurs committed to once again making meaningful our forgotten traditions?

We’re looking for writers who can cover (some portion of) the following:

(more…)

Read Full Post »