Entries by Brandy Williams

What to do about immigrant family separation

My social media threads are exploding with outrage today about the separation of children from parents at the American border. There are a lot of requests for information – what can we do? I love it that people are moved to act. There are many ways to translate that impulse directly into action. Make a […]

Is the term black magic racist?

White light is good. Black magic is evil. We use these terms routinely in everyday language and in our magical work too. What do we mean by them? Is it racist to assign “black” to the idea “evil” and use “white” as a synonym for “good”? Aleister Crowley used the term “Black Brother” to mean […]

Feminist Thelema

I presented on “Feminist Thelema” at NOTOCON VI: Beauty and Strength. I’ve made the final version of my paper available as a free download here: Feminist Thelema. Enjoy it!

Emergency help

Some of us may be facing a serious problem right now. The help we need is available to us. The secret is that we have to ask for it. That might be the scariest or hardest thing we have ever done, but it also may be the most important thing we can do. It is […]

Secrets of Magic No 52: You already know

We humans create filters for ourselves. We narrow down our observations of the vastness around us to just a few places, people, things. We build thought structures which we inhabit, mistaking them for the whole of reality, restricting what we know to just a few ideas. When we learn to be present, to open our […]

Secrets of Magic No 50: Cherish peak experiences

Peak experiences are those moments when we know the intensely pleasant excitement of a great success. We often feel this when we pass through one of life’s milestones, such as graduating from school, getting married, birthing children. Performers experience the satisfaction of connecting with an audience. Athletes know the rush of accomplishing a goal. Travelers […]

Secrets of Magic No 49: You will succeed

Magic works. The secrets of magic give us the power to change our lives. When we speak the affirmations and do the practices, we accomplish whatever it is we set out to do. Surprisingly, success can be as difficult to handle as failure. Every change brings stress, even very positive changes, like passing a test, […]