Category: ▹myths & magick

Bespoke

Bespoke is an adjective for anything commissioned to a particular specification. It may be altered or tailored to the customs, tastes, or usage of an individual purchaser. Origin: The word “bespoke” is derived from the verb “to bespeak”, meaning to “speak for something”. The particular meaning of the verb form is first cited from 1583 […]

Sorcellerie

Frau Gaubenslosher was strongly suspected of witchcraft. […] And it must be confessed appearances were against the Frau. In the first place, she lived quite alone in a forest. This was suspicious. – Ambrose Bierce – The fowl Witch –

Seiðr

The Seiðr (Old Norse for cord, string, snare) is a form of pre-Christian Norse magic and shamanism concerned with discerning and altering the course of destiny by re-weaving part of destiny’s web. There were seiðr rituals for divination and clairvoyance; for seeking out the hidden, both in the secrets of the mind and in physical […]

The veil is thinning

It was the night of October 31, 1936. Halloween night. The men and women sat at the round table with joined hands. They awaited the message – the message they had hoped for every Halloween night for the past ten years. But the message did not come. Finally, one woman rose from the table and […]

Et il s’avança dans le bois d’Aphrodite

And then he pressed forward into the wood of Aphrodite. […] They walked far. The park was immense. From time to time, a girl under a tree proffered her name and opened her robe, then lay down again and leaned her face upon her hand. Melitta knew some of them: they embraced her without stopping […]

Winter Solstice

For the Northern Hemisphere, the moment of Winter Solstice is when the sun’s elevation with respect to the North Pole is at its most negative value since the previous December. The hemisphere has its longest night and shortest day around the moment of solstice, with the night within the Arctic being 24 hours long. – […]

La Pedra del Diable

A menhir is a rude monolith set up on end, a great single stone, the base of which is buried deep in the soil. Thus “menhir” seems to be derived from the Welsh or Brythonic maen, “a stone” and hir, “long”. Recent research has established that these monuments are sepulchral in character, and that they […]

The Death of Baldr

They launched the burning ship! It floated far away – over the misty sea, Till like the sun it seemed, sinking beneath the waves. Baldr returned no more! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Tegner’s Drapa –

Sciences Occultes

I have recently been interviewed by Sciences Occultes magazine. They turned it into a biography but I wanted to publish the whole content of the interview. Mainly because what I share there concerning my personal vision of magic and supernatural phenomenons means a lot to me. It is very long. You have been warned.

Aztec Moon Ritual

Coatlicue was the goddess of the earth and was also thought to have given birth to Centzonhuitznahuac -the stars- and Coyolxauhqui -the moon-. The moon and the stars were jealous of Huitzilopochtli -the sun-. Therefore Huitzilopochtli used the “serpent of fire” during his birth to defeat them. From that point forward, the stars and the […]

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