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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...