Liminal Book Review: The Witches’ Ointment

The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic. Thomas Hatsis; Park Street Press, Rochester, Vermont. 286 pages. As the waning moon appears on a darkened horizon, I remove my clothes and light a candle with intentions of oneiromanic prophecies. From a hidden cupboard in an old 19th century secretary, I remove several tins with arcane symbols…magickal salves of soporific splendours …

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Episode 5: The Hekatean Special

As promised, here is the long-awaited episode in which I spill the beans about Hekate. I hope this will become an annual event, growing and maturing with the show.There’s music, anecdotes, information, recommended materials…slight rants. I kept this episode all about Our Lady of the Crossroads. Below you will find links to websites and online sources, shops and artists of which …

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Episode 4: Dirty Witchcraft

Been a while, but I had the time to spare for recording another podcast episode! In it I discuss my dirty traditions, gardening, books and some snarkiness at the end. Music by Inkubus Sukkubus. For feedback, questions or just to send me hate mail: [email protected] . Keep an eye on this page for upcoming book reviews, a contest, and the next …

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The Liminality of Bardo

“The time hath now come for thee to seek the Path [in reality]. Thy breathing is about to cease. Thy guru hath set thee face to face before with the Clear Light; and now thou art about to experience it in its Reality in the Bardo state, wherein all things are like the void and cloudless sky, and the naked, spotless intellect is like …

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30 Days of Hermes: Locations of Worship

Day 12: Places associated with this deity and their worship “The highest mountain in Arkadia is Kyllene, on the top of which is a dilapidated temple of Hermes Kyllenios (of Mt Kyllene). It is clear that Kyllenos, the son of Elatos, gave the mountain its name and the god his surname. In days of old, men made wooden images, so far …

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30 Days of Hermes: Holy Days and Feasts

Day 11: Festivals, days, and times sacred to this deity “Whichever of the youths is judged to be the most handsome goes round the walls at the feast of Hermes, carrying a lamb on his shoulders. Hermes Promakhos (Champion) is said, on the occasion when an Eretrian fleet put into Tanagra from Euboia, to have led out the youths to the battle; …

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Liminal Book Review: Lunatik Witchcraft

Lunatik Witchcraft: Illuminating Your Underworld. Shay Skepevski; 2012. Lulu.com. 196 pages. This gem of gnosis is offered up to the Hekatean community as a grimoire from mystic and artist Shay Skepevski of Sydney, Australia. With a familial background in Macedonian and Greek cultures, Skepevski draws on his heritage along with commonly known primary sources concerning the worship and magic of …

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PBP: “Q” is for Quintessence

There are still mysteries in the Multiverse. I do not pretend to understand them, just like I can admit physics and science in general are things which elude my intelligence. It made for some difficulty in researching this word that kept popping into my head, something manifesting in the occult literatureI read this week. Quintessence has a special meaning for …

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PBP: “P” is for Preparing to Enter the Pond

“On the fly”, impromptu, unplanned rituals and magickal spells have a certain energy which lends a wildness to any working. There is something primal in relying on intuition and being guided by spirit/personal gnosis. That being said, spending many days researching a rite, investigating backgrounds, practicing and re-reading incantations, finding appropriate herbs, flowers… all the time invested in the preparedness …

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A Liminal Visit to the Past

The Rose of the Tor Written in Glastonbury, Somerset, England in 2003 The night before, I dreamed… walking through a type of bazaar where paths of consciousness were being offered to me: beautiful colours, deities, and people offering me esoteric knowledge. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed when I heard a far off voice singing my name… but somehow recognized …

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