The Importance of Magical Continuing Education

A few years ago I was in college and asked to quickly perform a banishing ritual at a friend’s house.  I had been out of “the business” for a while, exploring some other spiritual paths, and the last exorcisms I’d done had been using Christian priesthood authority.  This obviously functions very differently than a generic pagan banishing, and now I had to look some things up again.  It’s not that I didn’t know what I was doing, it’s that I didn’t know immediately. My Tibetan astrology teacher once told me that there’s three kinds of astrologers.  The best astrologers only need…

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Divination is an Intuitive Act

I’ve discussed already how it’s okay to be wrong, and in that article I mentioned several times that divination is ultimately an act of intuition. I’d like to clarify my meaning on that by discussing what divination is. Generally, divination can be said to be a process by which one gathers information about a situation that they do not have conventional access to. For example, nobody would say that looking outside the window is a method of divining the weather, but it could be said that the meteorologist divines the weather based on past trends using his intuition. Naturally, the…

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