Entries by Brandy Williams

Secrets of Magic No 34: Relax

We can get so tense about achieving exactly the result we want that we get in our own way. The first step in using magic effectively is to learn to relax. This is very easy to say but sometimes hard to do! Many of us work at jobs that stress our bodies. Office workers sit […]

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A walk among redwoods

Everywhere I look there are trees. One forest. Saplings growing from a common trunk. Roots twined like fingers, like lovers, like family standing together long enough to know everything any of them knows. Tall enough to deny sunlight the floor. A silence that beats on the ears. A silence so loud you can hear the […]

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Prayer to Hekate

Hail to you, Hekate, Goddess of the crossroads, Kouroutophe, nursemaid to the child, Granter of victory in contest, Mistress of the pharmakon. Hekate Brimo, garlanded in snakes, Lift your torches for me in my time And guide me safely to the place of my kin.

Secrets of Magic No 33: Saturn sets limits

Saturn is the last planet the ancients could see. The next planet from the sun after Jupiter, Saturn too is a gas giant, one surrounded with spectacular rings, photographed by the spacecraft Cassini-Huygens during its exploratory mission beginning in 2004 and ending in 2017. As the slowest and farthest planet known to the ancients, Saturn […]

Secrets of Magic No 32: Jupiter conveys authority

Jupiter, the next planet out from the sun after Mars, is the first of the gas giants, planets composed primarily of gases rather than rock. Recent exploration vehicles have sent home more information about this planet. In 1994 the comet Shoemaker-Levy collided with Jupiter over several days, causing spectacular explosions captured by the spacecraft Galileo, […]

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Resources to study racism in esoteric thought

These will eventually inform an essay. If you are following along in your reading ping me! Would love to discuss. Racism in Aleister Crowley’s works: Catherine Yronwode, Racism, Gender-Bias, and Other Forms of Bigotry in the Writings of Aleister Crowley Racism in Theosophy and Rosicrucianism: Karen Swartz, Views from the Great White Brotherhood Racism in […]

Secrets of Magic 31: Mars is power

Mars is the next planet after ours from the sun. In many ways Mars seems like a smaller sibling to our planet. This planet may have housed life at some time. It has an atmosphere something like ours and bears evidence that seems to indicate that the planet had water in the past. The red […]

Theurgy Bibliography

A quick bibliography for the two theurgy presentations I’m making at Blazing Star Oasis on Saturday Sept. 30 Jean-Louis de Biasi: Rediscover the Magick of the Gods and Goddesses Patrick Dunn: Practical Art of Divine Magic, Contemporary and Ancient Techniques of Theurgy Jeffrey Kupperman: Living Theurgy Bruce McLennan: Wisdom of HypatiaTony Mierzwicki: Graeco-Egyptian Magic John […]