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...

A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month Nine

September proved to be a busy and creative time. I completed the remaining ritual tools, worked with the Cups suit in my tarot deck, and continued to perform my daily rituals. Last month, I grew bored with going over the Major Arcana over and over again. I felt like I had gleaned what I could of their wisdom for awhile. Feeling a little burnt out, I turned my attention to the Minor Arcana,...

A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month Two

Chapter two of Modern Magick is full of meaty Kabalistic philosophy and additional rituals. In fact, as February ended, I had not yet finished reading the chapter. The main feature of this chapter was the remainder of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. This is a ritual I have previously committed to memory, but it was nice to have a refresher. In fact, on the last day of the...

A Year of Ceremonial Magic: Month One

A brief introduction to my religious practices, philosophy and history is required to provide some context for the next twelve months. For the past three years (or so), a series of events, synchronicities, and experiences have all shaped this particular endeavor. Although it is difficult to say when this chapter began, many things were set in motion on the eve of Winter Solstice of 2010. It was...