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Nick Farrrell's blog · 3d ago

Trump enforcers on the march

One thing I have noticed with alarm lately is that on several different groups I monitor, including one tech magazine that there appears to be an unofficial police force forming on the Net w...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 6d ago

Notes on the prayer of the Hierophant and Mystic Repast

Peregrine Wildoak has done a very interesting post on the Golden Dawn mystical repast and the prayer of the Hierophant here. There are a few things I want to add to it and it got out of cont...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1W ago

The Level of Magic

Levels of magic are sometimes called levels of consciousness. They are important because they tell you a few key magic concepts and which magical current goes where. Traditionally when you l...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1W ago

The Hegemon’s wand and religion

A magician without a religion is like a Roman Catholic priest who spends his spare time fiddling with kids – they may say they are following Jesus, their job might be helping Christians, but...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 4W ago

Initiation rights

Having started my occult path before the arrival of the internet I am “old school” and believe that initiation is not something you get automatically. A friend of mine in another school is h...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Repealing the Law of Attraction

One of the sadder manifestations of the 20th century was the dumbing down of esoteric thought to simplistic New Age mantras like the Law of Attraction. What amazes me is not so much that the...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Ancient astrological planetary signs

Most people believe that the astrological symbols we use are truly ancient. In fact they were a renaissance invention. This knowledge is rather important when you consider that John Dee’s Hi...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

The Universe of the Chaldean Oracles

The purpose of this article is to produce a simple version of the neo-platonic structure behind the Chaldean Oracles so that they can be understood by modern magicians. I am trying to avoid ...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

WMT Kabbalah is no longer my personal magical system’s backbone

When I started in practical magic I was told to treat kabbalah, and the tree of life like a filing cabinet. It was, I was told an effective system of syncretism which allowed similar ideas t...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 2M ago

The magic ball of Helios-Apollo

The splendid palace of their fire sublime. O best of gods, blest daemon crown ‘d with fire Proculus In 1866 the archaeologist, antiquities “looter,” Prof Athanasios Rhousopoulos dug up a mar...