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Please Donate! We Need Help. Please Donate! We Need Help.

I just paid the domain name on this site a couple of weeks ago, and I was a few hours late. It didn’t go unnoticed, and a friend/colleague of mine panicked at the temporary loss of her very active RTV blog. The sad fact is that if anything remotely... [Read more...]

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Magick

All Hallows Eve in Old Lancashire All Hallows Eve in Old Lancashire

Come Halloween, the popular imagination turns to witches. Especially in Pendle Witch Country, the rugged Pennine landscape surrounding Pendle Hill, once home to twelve individuals arrested for witchcraft in 1612. The most notorious was Elizabeth... [Read more...]

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Magick in Theory – An Ongoing Peer-Review Project Magick in Theory – An Ongoing Peer-Review Project

Mission “Magick in Theory” is a peer review, online journal exploring historical and theoretical magic. We approach magic from an emic perspective, which is to say that we may or may not practice magic, but we respect the worldviews... [Read more...]

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Tell us Your Secret Ritual that Always Works: Magick in Practice #1 Tell us Your Secret Ritual that Always Works: Magick in Practice #1

Welcome to the first edition of Magick in Practice, part of an ongoing series of sample rites or procedures we will introduce for you to try and report back on. The general idea is that you take our suggestions, doctor them however you see fit,... [Read more...]

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Mysticism

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

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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Thelema say: You can’t always get what you want, but you’ll get what you need. Ah yeah. Thelema say: You can’t always get what you want, but you’ll get what you need. Ah yeah.

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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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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Faith & Healing in Paganism – Postmodern World, Pagan Theology, Pt. III Faith & Healing in Paganism – Postmodern World, Pagan Theology, Pt. III

Author’s note: This is part three in a three-part series on some of the challenges of a modern pagan theology. You can also read Part One and Part Two. Part III: The Postmodern Experience While there are religions that are traditionally monist... [Read more...]

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Culture

Dearly Departed – Beyond the Veil #17 Dearly Departed – Beyond the Veil #17

With each lapping of its great tide, time bore him further away, beyond the reach of all her grasps. Yet she was convinced that in all the important ways, time itself could not touch him. Strange, then, that she remembered having heard others in her... [Read more...]

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

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, OUCH: The Theban Oracle Book Review, OUCH: The Theban Oracle

The Theban Oracle By Greg Jenkins, Ph.D. Weiser Books, May 1, 2014 ISBN 978-1578635498 256 pages Reviewer: Patrick Dunn   This book is set on an intriguing foundation: take the symbols of the Theban alphabet, assign each to a famous occult figure,... [Read more...]

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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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