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Oops. Pardon our… confetti explosion Oops. Pardon our… confetti explosion

Sheta broke the site. And is working to fix it. Sorry for the eyesore. Edit 11:00 p.m. March 24, 2014: All better now. It took me a while to locate a backup. That done, does anyone find the fonts on the site too small?  Read More →

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Donald Michael Kraig (August 17, 1951 – March 17, 2014) Donald Michael Kraig (August 17, 1951 – March 17, 2014)

On Monday, March 17, 2014, Donald Michael Kraig passed away. Mr. Kraig was the author of a number of books, including the seminal Modern Magick: Eleven Lessons in the High Magickal Arts. I first bought the book in college, a few years after it was published.... [Read more...]

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Ground Floor Opportunity Ground Floor Opportunity

Volunteer application Questions? Write to sheta@rendingtheveil.com. Edit to Add: Okay, these names and roles are evolving, and I don’t know the terms that people prefer in these roles, so I thought a little humor would be acceptable when I chose... [Read more...]

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Accepting New Content Accepting New Content

Rending the Veil is pleased to announce that we are accepting new content of all types: nonfiction, fiction, poetry, graphic or photographic art, reviews of wide variety, relevant op/ed pieces, and interviews. We prefer original content not used elsewhere... [Read more...]

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Columns

The Dictionary of Traditional Magick and Etherical Science #23 The Dictionary of Traditional Magick and Etherical Science #23

  A column by Gerald del Campo, The Dictionary of Traditional Magic and Etherical Science features ten author-selected definitions per column. The definitions included in Mr. del Campo’s Dictionary do not necessarily reflect the views... [Read more...]

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The Dictionary of Traditional Magick and Etherical Science #22 The Dictionary of Traditional Magick and Etherical Science #22

  A column by Gerald del Campo, The Dictionary of Traditional Magic and Etherical Science features ten author-selected definitions per issue. The definitions included in Mr. del Campo’s Dictionary do not necessarily reflect the views... [Read more...]

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Magick

Magic and Science Magic and Science

Magic and science have long been strange bedfellows. Their histories are interwoven, much like the histories of magic and religion, although the story is not as widely known. Many magicians have been scientists; many scientists, magicians. At... [Read more...]

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The Basics of Journaling The Basics of Journaling

Many books and articles that I’ve read, as well as some I have written, espouse writing in a journal. Since middle school I’ve not had a class or person require me to keep one, so a lot of skills that I had back then I lost until... [Read more...]

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Cunning Woman: Mother Demdike and Her Legacy Cunning Woman: Mother Demdike and Her Legacy

In 1612, in one of the most meticulously documented witch trials in English history, seven women and two men from Pendle Forest in Lancashire, Northern England were executed. In court clerk Thomas Potts’s account of the proceedings, The Wonderfull... [Read more...]

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Mysticism

Veiled Issues: Spiritual Work for Money? OMG! Veiled Issues: Spiritual Work for Money? OMG!

Disclaimer: In case you can’t infer it all by yourself, these are the opinions of Sheta and Sheta only. If my colleagues agree (and actually see this), they can add their plus-ones or whatever. It seems to be a thing with artists and anyone... [Read more...]

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Finding Your Pagan Path Finding Your Pagan Path

Paganism has enjoyed a grassroots revival over the last forty and more years. It has found many expressions for many reasons: a way to get back at authority figures, a lifestyle for the bored and restless, an RPG for fun loving types, a philosophy to... [Read more...]

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One Thelemite’s View One Thelemite’s View

I consider myself a Thelemite. I’ve never been a member of the O.T.O. or any other magical fraternity, other than a two-week stint in the QBLH. Why? I’ve never been very talented at toeing the line, or at believing things just because someone else... [Read more...]

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Culture

Beyond the Veil #18 – Book excerpt: Forsaken by the Others Beyond the Veil #18 – Book excerpt: Forsaken by the Others

RTV ran into Jess on Twitter, she’s quite wacky and a whole lot of fun. She loved the idea of an excerpt of the brand new novel, the latest book in her “Others” series, entitled Forsaken by the Others. Her promotional formatting was... [Read more...]

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Are the Gods of Nature Male or Female? Are the Gods of Nature Male or Female?

I didn’t get to go to PantheaCon last year, for the first time in the past few years; however, I did get to hear from friends about their experiences throughout the weekend as they blogged and tweeted. And so it was that I heard about the CAYA1 Coven’s... [Read more...]

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Reviews

Book Review: Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World Book Review: Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World

Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World: Spirituality, Ethics, and Transformation By Crystal Blanton Megalithica Books/Immanion Press, February 1, 2013 ISBN 978-1-905713-86-8 188 pages Reviewer: Christopher Drysdale   Pain and Faith in a Wiccan World:... [Read more...]

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Book Review: Choices and Illusions Book Review: Choices and Illusions

Choices and Illusions: How Did I Get Where I Am, and How Do I Get Where I Want to Be? Eldon Taylor Hay House, Inc. Revised edition. (September 17, 2013) ISBN: 978-1401943387 264 pages; hardcover Reviewer: Dydan Waters   Choices and Illusions... [Read more...]

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Review: My Session with a Medium Review: My Session with a Medium

Making decisions has never been my strong point. I am terribly indecisive, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. After months of turmoil regarding a turbulent relationship, I made a decision that I believed would signify the end of things.... [Read more...]

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