Magic as Liberation

What is it about the practice of magic that makes fundamentalists condemn it so? Beyond the obvious fact that humans often denounce what they do not understand, there is also the undisputed fact that magical practice flies directly in the face of the fundamentalist’s agenda: to proselytize, to convert, to Read more…

Pieces of the Pymander

The Divine Pymander of Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus in XVII Books was published in 1650 by John Everard. Translated from Marsilios Ficino’s Latin translation of 1471, Everard’s work represents the first English translation of the Corpus Hermeticum (the “Hermetic body of writings”), the foundational documents of the Hermetic tradition. The Pymander (Ποιμάνδρης) is one of the chapters in the Corpus Read more…

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The Process of “Osirification”

The Outer Order of the Golden Dawn has been described as “Osirian” in essence because the Egyptian God Osiris, embodied by the initiating Hierophant, plays a central, critical role in the magical work of the Neophyte Hall and the spiritual alchemy of the Outer Order in general. The equilibrated aspect Read more…