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Nick Farrrell's blog · 2W 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 · 2W 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 · 3W 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&...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 3W ago

Cracking the Ritual of the Pentagram

There has never been a more abused and misunderstood ritual than the Golden Dawn’s Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram (LRP). Along with the Cabbalistic Cross, it has been kidnapped by others who...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Real pagans cannot hate monotheism

As thought experiment I tried to reconstruct the Golden Dawn ritual with the Christianity removed. I got a few minutes into the process and realised it was totally pointless. The rituals had...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Star magic in the Iliad

The Homeric Catalogue of Ships has been a puzzle for studying the Iliad since antiquity. The catalogue lists those who took part in the siege of Troy and where they came from. The catalogue ...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

The conspiracy of conspiracy theories

When I was a kid I loved a good conspiracy theory, from Aliens to JFK. They promised a world which nothing was true, which unfortunately turned out to be a lie.  Conspiracy theories slipped ...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Occult personality types

Occultism is full of some strange personality types and if you are part of a group you are almost certain to have met them. The following list is not meant to be an attack, I I have been sev...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

Invocation to Nergal

Hero, majestic, awe-inspiring son of Enlil, battering like a storm and roaring against the rebel lands!, After you take your place, your immensity goes before you and behind you surging as a...
Nick Farrrell's blog · 1M ago

“Traditional” Golden Dawn groups

After the closure of Whare Ra bought to an end the old Golden Dawn lineage, their have been numerous groups started by those either using Israel Regardie’s Golden Dawn books, or old papers a...