Originally posted on White Cranes:
The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites & Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order (Llewellyn’s Golden Dawn) The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie is considered by many to be the book that started the modern occult movement. The original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which started in…

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:
So, over on Tumblr, Environmint asked what the soul was. I told him some very generalized answer before I realized that I had pretty much just said something that wasn’t entirely accurate. The general response was correct, but unfortunately, 250 characters isn’t really enough to describe exactly what the soul…

Originally posted on Pagan Reveries:
The traditional birthday of Plato was said to have occurred on the 7th day of the ancient Athenian lunar month of Thargelion (which next occurs on May 17th, 2013), while modern (solar) calendars give Plato’s approximate birthdate as May 21st. However, there is also a modern tradition, stemming from the…

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
The Moon In this short period of time on the Wheel of the Year when we move into darkness, between Samhein and Yule, it’s customary for Witches to move inward, engage in introspection, do all of those things that this INTJ loves with all of her heart. I firmly believe that…

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:
What have we here? A quick note about the Tarot of the Dead. They use different words for the usual Tarot suits everyone is using to seeing. I figured I should probably explain what each of them are as I didn’t change the names of the suits to make sense…

Originally posted on Pagan Reveries:
Ariadne in Naxos – Evelyn De Morgan Ariadne by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (From a lost play) ARIADNE: You have beaten me with swords but not with words, and I, my lord, am thankful: you have flayed me with an ox-thong, not a kiss, and I, my lord, am grateful: you…

Originally posted on Naturalistic Paganism:
The one that flourishes nourishes the whole. – by B. T. Newberg The following Samhain ritual is an attempt at developing an order of ritual rooted wholly in naturalistic perspectives.  The language of the script emphasizes non-metaphysical, natural terms and processes.  It’s broad enough to work for any kind of…

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:
Everyone has probably noticed that my entries have dropped off significantly since I began working last week. I’m hoping that this is actually going to be a kind of… momentary problem as opposed to anything else. I prefer to blog on a regular basis as it keeps me feeling connected…

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
* One of the things that I’ve noticed is that when you do magic at the home of an experienced Witch, especially if she has lived at her current address for a while, she’s quite likely to invoke her building — the physical structure of her home — often during Grounding,…

Originally posted on Naturalistic Paganism:
“Death has proven a difficult subject to bring up to the American public.” Are you aware of green burial options?  Antal introduces us to two today: promession and resomation.  – editor Today, our after-death disposition choices in the U.S. are almost exclusively limited to cremation and burial. When most people…