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Nick Farrrell's blog · 9h ago

The Whare Ra warrior legend – Andrew Hamilton Russell

One of the most interesting Whare Ra members was Andrew Hamilton Russell (23 February 1868 – 29 November 1960) who is one of New Zealand’s great military heroes. Having served with the Briti...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 4d ago

Why whitewashing Crowley is a bad idea

Crowlyite followers are celebrating some anniversary of Aleister Crowley at the moment and there seems to be an effort to whitewash some of the Great Beast’s darker aspects. It is well known...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1w ago

Sorry, you can’t be alt-right and a member of the Golden Dawn

A debate has started on Facebook about me banning a couple of people from a GD discussion group for disseminating alt-right ideas. Some people think that the issue is political and you shoul...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 4W ago

The Whare Ra Etheric Link ritual

Whare Ra differed from the other Golden Dawn groups because of a little ritual called the Etheric Link. The ritual was given out after the 7=4 and was supposed to provide a direct connection...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Time for a democratic heaven

I was reading a paper by Alessandro Roccati, of the University of Turin in which he suggested that demons were a reflection of the lower classes in society. He noted that while demons tend t...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Alt-Right needs to learn from history before lecturing others

While I am relieved that the Alt-Right is taking a sudden interest in history whenever they open their mouths they are repeating some howlers and clearly history is new to them. Here are sev...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 2M ago

The paperback Hermetic Tablet has been released

The PAPERBACK version of the Hermetic Tablet is now available here The Hermetic Tablet is an annual Journal of Western Ritual Magic where people, from all traditions, share their experiences...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 4M ago

A magical order is about gaining independence

How long should you be in an esoteric order before you are capable of actually doing something useful? In a recent debate about the merits of one group I was surprised how many people were p...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 4M ago

Spirits which effect a person’s daily life

A person is surrounded by spirits and in western society modern times we ignore them. However, once you start on a magical path finding them and working with them becomes more important. Whe...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 4M ago

What I learnt about magic from playing D&D

I was one of the first to play D&D when it arrived at my wargames club. I was not into magic or occultism then, and I have not played for many years. However there were some concepts that D&...