Category: Magic

  • Two Versions: which do you prefer?

    Two Versions: which do you prefer?

    Two different voices were required – which do you prefer and why?

  • The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 5)

    The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 5)

    In this, Jung took the view from Jewish magic that ‘guardian angels’ could be pretty much the same thing as one’s daimon.

  • The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 4)

    The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 4)

    As Dr Liz Greene reminds us, not only was Carl Jung very familiar with Ficino’s work, but he relied on it extensively in his own work in the Liber Novus.

  • The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 3)

    The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 3)

    The primary text of Alexandrian Hermeticism is known as the Corpus Hermeticum, which itself is a collection of 17 different primarily philosophical treatises written in Greek in 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

  • The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 2)

    The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 2)

    In line with the Persian philosophers whom he had studied, Corbin identified the human imagination as ‘an autonomous world of intermediaries, the mundus imaginals, where visions, apparitions, angels, and hierarchies occurred independently of any perceiving subject’.

  • The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 1)

    The Western Esoteric Traditions (Part 1)

    Jung’s work with magic and astrology demonstrates not only is there a place for esoteric traditions in modern science but also if we are to become all that we as men and women can be an important link must be made between irrationalism and progressive rationalism.

  • The Daemon of Carl Jung

    In Plato’s Republic(The Myth of Ur), souls cue up to choose their next life and are assigned a daemon – an overseer for that life. In classic astrology, daemon could be determined using one’s natal chart and as the result, it was incumbent upon the individual to establish contact with (or invoke) his or her […]

  • Dream Weaver

    Starting today (13 January), one of the major planetary aspects of 2019 gets underway when Jupiter and Neptune form an opportunistic square. Both are strong in their signs of rulership and so expect this square, in the hands of someone someone sensible, to yield extraordinary results. Jupiter is big picture, an inspired optimistic vision for the […]

  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

    Once, I knew a Belgian ‘white’ witch who had been a powerful (hereditary) black magician. At the height of his powers, he could kill a man just by looking at him, or at least so he said. Sounds a bit much but I believed him – not the least because he had a Pluto Square Mercury […]

  • Eclipse of the Day

    Unless an eclipse triggers a sensitive natal aspect (i.e. between 5-13 degrees of Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, or Gemini), or falls on your angles (i.e. cusps of the 1st, 4th, 7th, or 10th houses), you are likely not to feel it too much. But if it does, then it will function like a power surge, provoking a crisis of some sort.