A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month Ten

The month of October continued to be a busy time for me. I have faithfully continued to perform my daily rituals: the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram, The Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram, The Middle Pillar Ritual, the Circulation of the Body of Light, and the Tarot Contemplation Ritual. Now that I've been practicing these rituals daily for almost an entire year, everything is committed...

Weekly Reflections: 27 January 2014

It's a new year.  Lots of people make resolutions and vow to stop bad habits, start good habits and otherwise begin again.  Start fresh.  I am not an exception. When the night comes earlier in the late autumn, my attention turns to reflection on the current year and considering changes I would like to make.  Since I'm still a student, the winter break affords me ample...

Yoga, Avidya & Embodiment

Misapprehension leads to errors in comprehension of the character, origin, and effects of the objects perceived. False identity results when we regard mental activity as the very source of perception. Excessive attachment is based on the assumption that it will contribute to everlasting happiness. Unreasonable dislikes are usually the result of painful experiences in the past connected with...

Tips for Body-Mind-Spirit Integration

Many spiritual traditions offer a daily centering and grounding practice; examples include Triple Soul Alignment and the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. These rituals are intended to bring your spirit into consciousness and to re-integrate your whole self after spending your night in dreamland. Many follow these practices with meditation, which helps bring the mind and emotions into...

What Are You (Spiritually) Training For?

I follow a handful of fitness professionals including Jillian Michaels, Scott Sonnon, and Tony Horton.  I read their wisdom, tips and inspirational essays on a variety of social media: Twitter, FaceBook, Google+ and their personal blogs or websites.  Despite being known for their roles as weight-loss and fitness gurus, they are some of the most spiritual people out there.  Their practical,...