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Interview: Simon Costin and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The »Museum of Witchcraft and Magic« celebrates its 60th anniversary this year on the mystic-romantic shores of Boscastle, Cornwall, and at the same time...

Interview with Greg Kaminsky: Awakening to Authentic Spiritual Practice – The Uncommon Path

Greg Kaminsky started »Occult of Personality«  the – maybe first – but for sure the most prominent and constant podcast around the Western Esoteric...

Interview With Daniel Hornfisher – Traditional, Practical and High Alchemy and Spagyrics in the 21st Century

An absolutely unique treasure in any collection on alchemy is »Löwe und Phönix« (»Lion and Phoenix«) by Daniel Hornfisher, which appeared in Germany during...

Interview with Wilmar Taal on »The Gnome Manuscript« and Gnomes in The Netherlands

There are quite a few books on like every possible subject piling up in the archives of Western occultism, but books on elementals or...

The Witch’s Besom – How to Craft and Use Your Own Magical Broom

The besom or the witch's broom is a humble and apparently common household object. It became associated with witchcraft at a time when it...

The Wolf as in Animal Magick, Spirit Animal and Totem – The Keeper of Time

In my introductory article: Totems, familiars, power animals and where to find them, I've briefly mentioned the Wolf in regards to the symbiotic relationship...

Occult Art: The First Walpurgis Night – Cantata by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy After A Poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In 1799 the German mason, member of the illuminati, natural scientist and first and foremost: poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote the ballad "Die...

Walpurgisnacht – Or: Walpurgis’Night – The Witch’s Flight to the Great Sabbath

On April 30th for Walpurgisnacht, witches, warlocks, and wizards gather for the Great Sabbath of the year. Some fly to the meeting places on...

Florence Farr – The Evocation of Taphthartharath, and the New Woman of the Golden Dawn

In 1896, London, some of the most revered Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn gathered to perform a ritual written by...

Fairy Tail Hair with Stinging Nettle Tonic

When we began our journey into the world of plants and the role they play in Romanian lore as well as in contemporary witchcraft,...

Bone Magick: Or Using Bones, Fangs, Feathers, Claws, and Shells in Animal Magick and Ancestor Work

Bones, fangs, feathers, claws, and shells are potent tools for animal magick and ancestral communion, as I've mentioned in the articles dedicated to said...

Stinging Nettle Syrup – The “Rejuvenation Elixir”

We continue our spring journey into the world of plants, Romanian lore, tradition, and contemporary witchcraft, by learning how to work more efficiently with...

The Crow and Raven as Spirit Animals – The Keeper of Mysteries

In the introductory article: Totems, familiars, power animals and where to find them, I've mentioned that my native totem is the Raven. After writing...

Cord Magick with Stinging Nettle Thread

As we've learned so far, there are many things you can do with the Stinging Nettle - the fire in the garden, such as...

Ancestral Magick and Communion with the Cult of the Ancestors

Ancestral magick, ancestor work, or as I call it, “ancestral communion”, holds a sacred and central place in my belief system and practice. I...

Stinging Nettle Tea – the “Healing Fire” – Focul Vindecator

We began our journey into the world of plants in Romanian lore and tradition, as well as in contemporary witchcraft, by learning about the...

Urtica dioica – The Stinging Nettle, “Weed of Mars” Or The Fire In The Garden

The world of plants and crystals is as fascinating as it is empowering. That's why I am inviting you to take a dive into...

Emanuel Swedenborg – The Favorite Seer of the Occult Revival

Stories of psychic powers, visions, and predictions were prevalent in the 18th century. But not many of them are backed up by facts and...

The Keeper of Flame – Fox as Spirit Animal or Totem in Animal Magick

After the introduction of Totems, familiars, power animals and where to find them, we have looked at the Spirit of the Owl and noted...

Nicolas Flamel – The Scribe Living (in) the Alchemist’s Dream

At the core of any legend, there's a dream. Such as a dream to turn any metal into gold, whether by touch or by...

Isaac Newton – The Last of the Magicians and the Translator of Tabula Smaragdina

Most people nowadays think about the apple, the tree and the law of gravitation when the name »Newton« is mentioned. But, let's start with...

First Hermetic International Film Festival: 28 Films as Finalists and the Award Winners 2018

Not less than 28 films, most of them with open, some with more concealed hermetic or esoteric messages or symbols, were shown about two...

The Keeper of Sacred Knowledge – Owl as Spirit Animal or Totem in Animal Magick

With the introduction of Totems, familiars, power animals and where to find them, it is only fitting to delve deeper into the world of...

Totems, Familiars, Power Animals and Where to Find Them – Animal Magick and Witchcraft

While lately, I’ve been venturing into the world of herbs, I’ve never left the world of beasts – be they fantastic or not. I’ve...

Witch Nettle on the First Hermetic International Film Festival 2018 in Venice

Last week, on the 1st and 2nd of March 2018 the First International Hermetic Film Festival, for short FHIFF 2018, took place in Italy....

Baba Dochia – The Princess, The Goddess, And The Hag

When we've learnt about the love god, Dragobete, and his celebration on the 24th of February, I mentioned his beloved mother, Baba Dochia. She...

Mărţişor – Rope of the Year, a Romanian Spring Tradition

As we've come to learn, the ending of February and the beginning of March is a time of celebration for the Romanian people. They...

Moina Mathers, The High Priestess and Mother of the Golden Dawn

Moina Mathers is often seen as the "strong woman behind the great man". The unconventional beauty of her time, with her unruly dark-brown hair,...

Dragobete – The Day When The Birds Are Betrothed

Next on our journey in Romanian lore is a wonderful celebration of love that I am happy to be able to share with you....

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