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The Mental Universe: Three Masks Of Self

The Mental Universe: An Introduction To The Game The old Hermetic axiom that “the Universe is made of mind and therefore everything is mind” underpins much alternative spirituality and magical theory. Magic Self and Spirit then are essentially expressions of the same energy, as I separate the concepts in order to explain them, I find…

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Machu Picchu – An Experience with the Sacred Mountain

The first Trip to Machu Picchu [Introduction As part of our sacred sites series, Amanda (co owner of Magic Self and Spirit) has written a beautiful article about her journeys to the Sacred Mountain of Machu Picchu, an initiatory and magical experience…Stephen] The hike starts at the river Last year I had the opportunity to…

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Wiccan Feminism, Witchcraft And Independent Spirituality

I have a deep affection for the path of the wise, or Witchcraft as it’s often referred to, as a road to independent spirituality I’ve found it initiatory and powerful. I trained as a priest in the Goddess Movement, which differed from Wiccan Feminism but certainly shared many of its ideas and practices. Click here…

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Druids And The Ogham Tree Alphabet

As a magician that saunters along my unique powerful personal magical and spiritual path, an understanding of druids and the ogham tree alphabet is a mask of magic certainly worth exploring. As always this is a practice of balance, the historical information available and the experiential nature of the magic itself. Writing and its association…

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The Lives Of Witches: Lughnasadh The Grieving And Celebrations

As part of our opinion piece series, I wanted to write about the buzzfeednews.com article: The Striking Portraits Show The Lives Of Witches In America Today. This article is about a personal journey by photographer Frances. F. Denny, a part of her portrait series Major Arcana: Witches In America. The article talks of her trips…

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Varanasi: Beautiful Sacred Sites

A spiritual journey to the beautiful sacred site of Varanasi was on the cards, I was alone and excited to visit the great mother Ganges River which flows directly through the hair of Shiva god of death and consciousness. Post Script: I commented on a gorgeous blog we found: 15 Beautiful Sacred Sites Around The…

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Christianity and the Crone Goddess

Christianity and the Crone Goddess is the first of our opinion blogs commenting on an article by Anomalien called The Mississippi Legend Of Yazoo City’s Evil Witch Curse. The article’s an entertaining read, a story from the 1800s of an elderly woman who lived solitary and was thought to murder men brutally, who just before…

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