Animal Sacrifices?

chicken-livered – adjective: Cowardly; easily frightened. ETYMOLOGY: The word chicken has traditionally been used to describe a coward. Also, earlier people believed that the liver was the seat of courage. But chicken-livered or chicken-hearted, it’s all the same. Earliest documented use: 1616. Source: Word A Day, by Anu Garg ———— Why am I starting with that definition? First, because it was the word of the day in a newsletter that I get Read More

Kindness

Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from. —Honore De Balzac, novelist (20 May 1799-1850) I love this quote. Many mistake kindness as either something that either someone’s default nature (it’s always easy for Read More

Curses

I’ve been seeing more and more justifications lately of how cursing is supposedly no big deal. Here’s a short list of why yes, it’s actually a big deal. Please note as you read, how the idea of spiritual karma is conspicuously absent from my points. If you happen to believe in karma, then that just adds even more layers of why you shouldn’t do this, to what I’m saying here. Of course, Read More

Magickal Oils

Want to learn how to use magickal oils? All those cool, Hoodoo, conjure oils and Ceremonial Magick formulas? Of course you do. Here’s how to use oils in your sorcery. Name Your Poison OK, so not poison, exactly… but which Element? Obviously, oils are Elemental Water. You’re dealing with a liquid and therefore, they relate primarily to Water. Now, this does not mean that there is nothing of Elemental Fire in them. Read More

Initiation Struggles

Initiation struggles… one of the things that a magician must understand is that initiation into a true magickal current, brings struggles, complications and tests. These arise, as a result of the work and even serve as benchmarks of the same. This is true of any enduring practice, whether it’s witchcraft, Thelema, Santeria, The Golden Dawn or Vodun. You will not be able to simply waltz in, learn the mystical secrets, rise up Read More