Entries by Brandy Williams

Secrets of Magic: The Planets

Most of us learned in school that there are nine planets, all revolving around the sun. Tiny Mercury is closest to the sun, followed by Venus, then our own planet Earth. The red planet, Mars, is next, about a third of the size of the Earth, and the first planet which has moons like our […]

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Working for Transpersonal Justice

Last night a friend of mine shared this working with me. He posted it to YouTube for people to participate in. This working can be done asynchronously, meaning any time you like, and each iteration makes the working more powerful. It calls on the Hindu goddess Bagalamukhi. Shivashakti.com describes times to call on her protection: […]

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O.T.O. US Grand Lodge Supports Human Rights

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. In the wake of the alt-right/Nazi demonstration in Charlottesville in which Heather Heyer was killed protesting the gathering, many organizations are posting statements affirming their support for universal human rights. I am a member of Ordo Templi Orientis. Just to brief you on how […]

Secrets of Magic 25: Earth supports

The elements of air, fire, and water all share the quality of movement. When we think of earth, we think of it as the place where we walk, and the foundation of our houses. The ideas foundation and ground express the quality of stability. Earthquakes frighten us partly because we expect the earth to remain […]

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The Thelemic Guide to Surviving the Dominionist Theocracy

The Thelemic Guide to Surviving the Dominionist Theocracy An extreme Christian minority has taken control of administration. How did this happen, and what does this mean for Thelemites? Whatever Candidate Trump promised, President Trump has proposed policies which restrict liberty and endanger the common good: withdraw from the international Paris Accord climate change agreement; cut […]

Secrets of Magic 24: Water purifies

Like air, we interact with water every day of our lives. Where fire in the wild inspires awe and fear, water sometimes annoys and often delights us. Rain, which is water from the sky, washes our cars and houses, roads, trees and plants, making everything sparkle. We depend on water and take it for granted. […]

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How to save the future

Recently I had a wonderful conversation with some friends. One of them challenged me to articulate how to change the future. Western magicians have ceded our ability to change the world, discouraged by the psychologization of magic and the scientific skepticism that what cannot be measured does not exist. Magicians in earlier ages just did […]