Your Word Is Your Wand

Jumper cards… You know these: they’re the ones that leap out of the deck while you’re trying to shuffle, sometimes literally smacking you right in the face. The cynic would say that jumper cards are just a sign of shabby card-handling, nothing more. Others feel that these cards are popping out for a reason…like, they … More Your Word Is Your Wand

5 Metaphysical Practices for Promoting Safe Travels

As I type up this particular blog post, I’m sitting in a desk chair several thousand miles and three time zones from my home. This transcontinental journey is all about visiting my family, and as I only made the trek a few days ago, I’ve very recently had my travel responses well-stimulated. And while I … More 5 Metaphysical Practices for Promoting Safe Travels

“We are, all of us, Scepters!”

“We are, all of us, Scepters!” The line I used as the title of this post was spoken by someone in a dream I had last night.  It sounds pretty weighty, huh?  I woke up with that phrase resounding through my sleep-fogged awareness, and I decided to use it as the basis for today’s entry … More “We are, all of us, Scepters!”

Halloween = prime opportunity for Glamour!!

So, when I say “Glamour” here, I’m not necessarily talking about being all visually and fashionably sophisticated…although that could be one definite subset of what I mean… My line of thinking this morning was prompted last night, while I was busy helping a friend work up a Halloween costume for her young son (to be … More Halloween = prime opportunity for Glamour!!

Correspondence Course

One of the things I like about Occultism is that it comes in many flavors.  Some people like to specialize, but I tend to prefer sampling lots of different things.  I love a buffet… Occultism offers just that kind of buffet, too: if I’m permitted to lump fields under the “Occult” umbrella fairly freely, then … More Correspondence Course

Write On…

I like to write.  The practicing astrologer might be inclined to say that this is because Mercury, in my natal chart, sits in my First House, only a few degrees from my Ascendant, thus coloring almost everything I do…Mercury being the Planet that represents our drive to communicate.  Writing is, of course, a primary subset … More Write On…

“A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud…”

Here’s the full quote from which I drew the title of this post: “I believe cats to be spirits come to Earth.  A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.” Jules Verne said that — the gentleman who wrote such classics of literature as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, … More “A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud…”

Gnosis: gnot for gnothing!

As I’ve been digging deeper and deeper into various fields of study within the realms of what you might call, in general, “the Occult” — and here, I mean fields of study like Tarot, Runes, Astrology, these kinds of things — it’s become increasingly apparent to me that people today actively practice magic.  As I’ve … More Gnosis: gnot for gnothing!