Meet Magus… poet, musician and occultist, he holds the equivocal job description of Conjure Coach.
Conjure Coaching is a term Magus coined and it’s original, to be sure; no one else is doing anything like it. He helps his patrons to discover innovative solutions and provides problem-solving solutions, both magickal and mundane.
Stepping into the game with two decades of tarot, astrology, he draws on various forms of divination. With his ritual magick background, he uses a diverse set of tools to give you that conjure edge you need.
In reading for you, he peers into the astral and that collecting of intelligence helps set the stage. He asks you intelligent questions and provides a way for you to identify your objectives. With this information, he sets about assisting you to manifest those goals on the material.
Standing in the gap between witch doctor and the personal coach, Magus works at the crossroads where Hoodoo, Pagan and Ceremonial Magick meet.
Born as Kevin Trent Boswell, he goes by the nickname Magus, not as some lofty title but rather, quite the opposite.
For him, this very simple moniker means nothing more than one who practices the arts and it holds about as much weight as the title “mechanic”. Think of “butcher, baker, candlestick maker”.
It’s therefore quite amusing when someone insists it’s pretentious or vain… because it’s so NOT.
The misunderstanding lies in that some magickal manuals use the term Magus to refer to a full-fledged master of the arts. In other places, it is merely a label of convenience that we ascribe to a student of the sacred arts.
He makes it exceedingly clear he’s a student and fully rejects the notion of having achieved anything even approaching mastery. Enough said.
In 2010, Magus chose to establish an exclusive conjure supply house, Thaumaturgy 777, offering up fine, materia magica.
The items include those requisite texts of ritual magick (spell books and grimoires). Additionally, many oddly-shaped candles, strange powders, mysterious incenses and bizarre curios and herbs. The oils of witches and all those who call upon the unseen for aid are available, as well.
As of 2015, it’s now Conjure Work, a lot less syllables and less questions about its meaning! It’s sort of a no-brainer:
Where do you go when you need conjure work? Why… Conjure Work, of course!
Now, everything is online, which makes life simpler and he likes it that way. Of course, all the sorcery goodies are still readily available in the online Conjure Shop.
In personal ritual practice, Magus is an Adept of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Let’s be VERY clear here, by the way… it’s the Cicero Golden Dawn we speak of here, not anyone else.
He’s very fortunate and proud to be under the tutelage of its esteemed Chief Adepts, Chic and Sandra Tabatha Cicero.
Samuel L. Mathers, Dr. William Westcott and Dr. Robert William Woodman established the Golden Dawn in 1888, in England.
The Golden Dawn is the famous training ground that turns out great ceremonial magicians, like Israel Regardie and Dion Fortune. Aleister Crowley and the poet W.B. Yeats both spring up from the G.D. fields. Other notable figures are the alchemist Dr. Ayton, the actress Florence Farr and Moina Mathers. The Golden Dawn is the first Order of occultists to initiate both men and women and on equal footing.
Magus is also a graduate of Catherine Yronwode’s Hoodoo Rootwork Course. He is also self-taught in various Pagan practices of spell work and divination. As a Strategic Intervention, personal coach, his training is through Robbins-Madanes. His poetry is both published and self-published.
Magick & Melody
Blues, rock and funk bands since the age of 18 and jazz guitar studies at UNC Wilmington come together in Magus, the musician.
The unifying themes here are those sacred arts of Orpheus: music, poetry; walking the liminal boundaries between the worlds.
Of supreme importance to the existence of this business is Hekate, the Mother of all deep spaces. She is the oceans, valleys and the immense firmament and moreover, She’s a dangerous mistress of the unknown.
This frightening Titan of liminal spaces is indeed the reason that Conjure Work exists at all. Magus remains eternally grateful to Her for the assistance.
The solar Titan, Helios, is a friend of Conjure Work and proves helpful in many ways. All the classical Planetary Powers are here, an array of lesser forces and other, infrequently visited giants.
Magickal Boot Camp
Through an intense, potent course of study, called the Nascent Magician, Magus guides his private students in the arcane arts. The curriculum consists of Ceremonial, Hoodo (southern style conjure) and Pagan magick features heavily, too. Students must pass a dozen rungs of practical ritual execution, including tests and homework.
Its purpose is for students to forge themselves into fearless magicians who live audaciously. This is open to those who embrace that tonic of intelligent faith, enacted, lived in each moment.
Magus is primarily interested in going as far as he can go and that means evolving, becoming the best that he can be.
An excellent method of achieving that is to help others and to help others, you must help them solve their most troubling problems. To solve those problems, the individual must change and to do that effectively, the patron must learn new modes of thinking and being. To do that, they must feel confident and see light ahead and hear words that inspire.
So, what’s next for Magus is… you. Nothing changes for him until he helps you get to where you want to be.
Something must exist as a catalyst for all this Effective Change. As such, Conjure Work exists… standing unwaveringly upon the edge, in the gap between known and unknown.
This all occurs down at the crossroads, where Magus and some helpful Spirits are waiting for you. They’re waiting to be of some, useful assistance to you, fellow travelers of the unusual paths.
Magus in the musical universe
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-Pink Floyd, Brain Damage, from the album Dark Side of the Moon