Monthly Archives: April 2013


Cycle 13 has begun. If you did not get an e-mail with Lesson Zero and the Walpurgisnacht Meditation in it, but have signed up for Lesson 13, contact me and I will straighten it out. EGO EIMAI SYMPLANOS HYMIN ASTER KAI EK TOU BATHOUS ANALAMPON Jason

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7 Rules for Sane Eclecticism

Last week I was sponsored by the Tri-College Mellon Working Group on Magic to give two lectures. The first on The Place of Magic was held at Swarthmore College and was only to professors and guests of the group. In attendance was Yvonne Chireau author of Black Magic: African American Religion and Conjuring Tradition, Eoghan Ballard […]

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One week before the start of Cycle 13.

Just one week before the beginning of CYCLE 13 of STRATEGIC SORCERY TRAINING COURSE It starts on May 1st. Sign up before then to participate in the Walpurgisnacht and May 1st meditations. Write me at with the words STRATEGIC SORCERY COURSE in the subject line.

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Strategic Info Consumption

I am one of those people who listen to NPR on the way to work every day. I check several news sites every day. During election cycles I am jacked in to cable news TV shows, talk radio, and polls. When major news events happen, I am one of those people that feels the need […]

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CYCLE 13 of STRATEGIC SORCERY TRAINING STARTS ON MAY 1st I am very excited to be announcing cycle 13 of the Strategic Sorcery Course which will begin on Beltane, May 1st. The course consists of 52 lessons arriving by e-mail every Tuesday morning for a year. In addition to this there is a student’s forum, […]

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Mythology Matters

Hermetic and Kabbalistic correspondences can a very effective tool for mis-understanding everything. One of the dangers of thinking of gods and spirits in these terms is that we can loose sight of their fullness and only see the aspect that we are working with. I have written about this many times before, often bringing up the […]

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The Usefulness of Doubt

A lot of books on magic place a great emphasis on belief. Rock solid belief in magic, we are sometimes told, is the main ingredient in successful sorcery. If we believe it is so, we can make it so. In Chaos magic theory this was taken even further where belief was treated as a force […]

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Integration of Meditation and Magic

One of my teachings that people can find most vexing is my insistence on meditation as a cornerstone of the path. It can seem counter-intuitive to people that are magically minded. Meditation asks you to sit still, magic often asks you to move around and make potent gestures and signs. Meditation asks for silence, magic […]

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