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Making Magic with the full moon in Taurus

With the full moon in Taurus tomorrow (17 May at 11:10 GMT), this is a very powerful time for working magic. To get the most out of this energy, you should ensure that your intent is in perfect harmony with it.  To accomplish this, requires an acute understanding of the nature of Taurean energy both at the spiritual and material levels. In the northern world, when the Sun is in Aries, a fresh outpouring of the life force becomes apparent.  But when it passes through the sign of Taurus, the manifestation of the newly arisen life in matter is complete.  …

The Dangers of Magical Practice – Ego Gratification vs. the Divine

As transiting Neptune slides into Pisces, many will become more interested in the occult.   If you decide to dabble in anything more strenuous than practical household magic, it’s worth keeping in mind one point that just might save your life. In his excellent book, The Philosophy of Magic, Arthur Versluis reminds us that in both Eastern and Western traditions, Magic has always been worked for the grace of God – not for ego-gratification. Sadly these days, however, the situation is quite the reverse. “As a result, one can see today a situation arising which involves the greatest possible danger to…