Crystals are among the most common tools used in the esoteric practice of the modern age. Most esoteric practices and philosophies utilise crystals in some way or another, from New Age movements to ancient occult magicians. These gems have fascinated humanity since its early forms of civil development and shamanism. Their innate beauty, craft ability, and chemical compositions have created a great demand for them, for all manner of functions. From storing data in silicone, focusing light through a ruby for a laser, crystal detectors in radio receivers, or simply to harvest and refine wanted chemicals. Alongside the obvious decorative and technological value of the materials of earth, they have also been revered by humanity as a source of, for the lack of a better word, metaphysical energy. Each stone is attributed to certain energies which have either physical, energetic, spiritual or a combination of these properties intrinsic to them. For very many years this view of crystal energy has been disregarded as superstition, however, some conventional academic individuals have made it their mission to uncover the truth behind this phenomenon. This research has shed some valuable light on crystal energy, only to confirm its ability to energise the vitality of the organic body. This article will take a brief look at the world of crystals and their spiritual applications. Also, the scientific validity of healing with crystals, also known as lithotherapy will be discussed. (more…)
We have ritualised our lives not simply on a spiritual level, but in all facets of it. We conduct rituals in the name of our deities, self-improvement, health, cycles of time, major events, new life, inevitable death and countless more. It provides humanity with an expression.
A personal ritual is a ritual or behaviour that is designed by the user itself. In this way, the personal power of whoever is creating and using the ritual is expressed. This ritual is then authentic to the true individualism of the practitioner.
This video (Part 3) will focus on physical objects in particular. These items carry within them innate energies and psychological reinforcement for the user. These objects come in great variety and can be found in all shapes and sizes. Many of the objects can be seen in conventional religion, occult, esoteric and pagan ritualism.
Sigil Magick is a creative practice and method of spellcraft. Modern sigil magick is concerned with the creation of one’s own personal sigils, unlike traditional sigils commonly used in ritual magick.
This video discusses sigils in terms of what they are, how they work, how to create a sigil and how to use it for personal magickal practice. Three methods of sigil craft are discussed here as described by the Chaos Magick practitioner Peter J. Carroll. These are the Word method, Pictorial method and Mantrical method.
This video highlights the steps to take when creating either of these sigils, followed by an exercise that you can use to charge and banish the sigil.
The greatest mystery for most continues to be our inevitable death. Many fear this concept and try their best to avoid the topic until the day of their passing. It is never easy to think about death and even less so to embrace it. Some people are fine with the idea of their own passing, while the thought of a loved one shedding their mortal coils terrifies all. This is understandable, for the sheer image of Archangel Azrael, Santa Muerte, the Grim Reaper and other beings of death is overwhelming enough for many to look away quickly. Death continues to shake up feelings within humanity that most prefer to leave out of sight and mind. Humanity has devised unique and fascinating ways in order to revere the dead. The sheer diversity of burial and honouring the dead is immense. However, to many spiritually inclined persons, the understanding of their own temporarily can aid in giving them a purpose to life. In this article, various ways in which human society deals with death will be discussed, along with a spiritual application of this great inevitability.
“Everything you have ever seen, every rock, every flower, every bird will pass away and turn to dust, but the fact that you have seen it will never pass away” – Kabbalah Teachings (more…)
Conventional religion has been making way for a new movement of spirituality in western society. A spiritual movement that is loosely lumped into the category of the new age movement. This is very arbitrarily categorised because of the obvious diversity within the movement and the sources used for information and inspiration symbolising its meaning, goals and beliefs. Accompanying the ‘New Age’ is a vast collection of different symbols and teachings that were previously thought of as being occult, or at least from a western perspective seen as such. Ironically, the ‘Love’ being shared by the ever growing ‘New Age’ is often rejected and feared by many. This article takes a look at the fear driven backlash towards the ‘New Age’ movement, alongside the vague origin of this movement. (more…)
A common theme in the vast collection of mystical scripture is that of elevating the consciousness of the individual alongside the development of psychic arts. Many of the mystics and schools of thought even provide a clear warning on the subject, stating that the mind, body, and soul must be steady and worthy in order to receive the true gifts of the psychic. That is why even in the religions and cults of today, initiation and rank are commonplace. Where then, can the esoteric student find a neutral source of guidance, that is neither dogmatic or occult? (more…)
Conventional religion being predictable and accepted in society has been making way for a new movement of spirituality in western society. A spiritual movement that is loosely lumped into the category of the new age movement. This is very arbitrarily categorised because of the obvious diversity within the movement and the sources used for information and inspiration symbolising its meaning. Accompanying the ‘New Age’ is a vast collection of different symbols and teachings that were previously thought of as being occult, or at least from a western perspective seen as such. Ironically, the ‘Love’ being shared by the ever growing ‘New Age’ is often rejected and feared by many. (more…)