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Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Divination

A friend asked me to do a divination for him. It's been ages since I pulled out the runes or shuffled a deck, so I was a little rusty. I managed what I think was an adequate reading.I rarely...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 8M ago

Magical Lodges

I've been reading "The Place of Mingled Powers: Spiritual Beings in the Magical Lodge" by John Michael Greer, and one of the parts that stood out to me was an offhand comment that the lodge ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 9M ago

Gratitude

It has now been over a year since we've been in our new home.I could not have done it without the people who helped us with our donations for the downpayment. Thank you all from the bottom o...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 9M ago

The Most Intolerant, Wins.

N. N. Taleb likes outliers and minorities. He wrote an interesting book called 'Black Swan: The impact of the highly improbable', which was a fascinating read that I highly recommend.Recentl...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Rain Magic

Here in the west, it's quite dry. There are a lot of fires. The drought in California has been going on for some time, and even in rainy Oregon we've had unseasonably early dry weather and l...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Persons vs. Concepts

Gnosticism has several different ways to approach our mythological figures. The Son of God can be approached as a preacher in Galilee, or a cosmic principle of The Word (Logos). Mary can be ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Neighbors

I've now officially met more neighbors in my country house than I ever did living in the city. There's the YardGuy* and his lovely wife, the Conversationalist. They live up the hill from us...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Illuminated Circle Vol 4

The fourth volume of Joseph Wolf's series on the Shem ha Mephoresh is now available on Amazon for kindle. This fourth volume goes past angel summoning 101, and into deeper contacts and ties...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Immortality

"Two fates bear me on to the day of death. If I hold out here and I lay siege to Troy  My journey home is gone, but my glory never dies.  If I voyage back to the fatherland I love, ...
Eighth Sermon to the Dead · 2M ago

Sustainability

When embarking on a new endeavor, a good question to ask is "Is it sustainable?" For instance: A diet, or an exercise program. You may start out all enthusiastic, but can you sustain the ef...