Pardon the dust!
Subtle Energy now available!
It’s a strange thing, deciding to (finally) go full-time professional in the paranormal field. It’s a tricky thing with a lot of consideration ahead of time. I made the decision a few years ago, after being asked to speak at a conference; but it’s something I’d been deliberating since I was a young kid writing […]
Magic isn’t real!
Subtle Energy is a book which explores the theoretical bases of psychic energy work in order to cultivate good habits and skills for developing your own techniques, rather than relying on those of others. Starting with a brief review of the history and foundations of psychic energy working, we then explore the basic skills upon […]
Causes, conditions, and results
It’s surreal. Someone asked me, How do you become adept at sensing? I mean sensing/seeing entities around you. I can’t do it because my imagination is always playing tricks on me. Does it mean that I don’t fully achieve gnosis and should work harder on that? There is a time and place for objectivity and trying […]
Being is Boring
When we perform magic, we’re ultimately trying to accomplish something. Doesn’t matter what that something is, we’re looking to achieve a result. Sometimes the result is something that could be normally achieved without magical intervention through some physical action we cannot or will not perform. Sometimes it’s something we absolutely cannot achieve through conventional means, and […]
Sometimes there are babies in the bath.
Perhaps the greatest obstacle to any development is accomplishment. We spend our lives grasping after end goals, only to find that when we achieve them we only have some kind of momentary inadequacy. We can call ourselves sorcerers, astrologers, psychics, accountants, physicians, construction workers. It doesn’t matter if we call ourselves those things, if we […]
A few words about ghosts
Stripping down and homogenizing or syncretizing practices is certainly not new. The free exchange of cultural ideas, and the adaptation of those ideas into a pre-existing framework, is something humans have been doing from the beginning. We don’t like to abandon our own beliefs, practices, or magical frameworks – but we also don’t like to skip […]
The Importance of Magical Continuing Education
The following is excerpted from a book I am working on on the subject of hauntings, ritual magic, and how the marriage of these things can shed light on a haunting and even make it useful. Ghosts are defined differently throughout the world. In a large part of the world, perhaps the larger part, they […]
A Peaceful Ritual for Haunted Houses
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 […]
It’s Nice to be Nice
One of the more mainstream popular topics in magic, perhaps even one where it overlaps with the interests of the general public, is that of hauntings, ghosts, and so on. This seems to fall under the broad umbrella of the “paranormal” and so is approached somewhat differently than magical work or sorcery or conjuration or […]
When people first begin dabbling in the magical arts, it seems to me that the first thing anyone runs to is defensive spells, banishings, generally forceful, wrathful stuff. Regardless of what initial approach one takes, this always seems to be the first go-to. No matter what one’s approach, the first thing they learn tends to […]