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

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

Isaac Newton – The Last of the Magicians and the Translator...

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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...

Cornelius Agrippa – The Witch’s Advocate and Historical Faust

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The Witch's Advocate, Cornelius Agrippa was on a mission to bind man back to the First Principle, God. While not a witch himself, he...

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

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

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

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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,...

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

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

Giordano Bruno – Rebel Monk and Wandering Magician

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In the first light of Ash Wednesday, on the first day of Lent, Giordano Bruno rode into Rome's Campo de' Fiori on a mule....

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

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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...

Frater Ipafs on the Golden Dawn and Occult Discipline

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I first noticed Frater Ipafs one year ago on Instagram and started following his quite unique feed, which gives rare and open insights into...

Emanuel Swedenborg – The Favorite Seer of the Occult Revival

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

Antoine-Joseph Pernety, The Illuminates of Avignon and the Quest for the...

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“Adepts do not run after gold and silver” wrote French polymath Dom Pernety more than 300 years ago, referring to a legend popular in alchemy...

Eliphas Lévi and the Sphinx of the Occult Sciences

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One of the stories I like to tell when showcasing how I feel about the way occult practice is perceived even today is that...