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Ritual tools, Riz Aleister Crowley, and occultnik art shows

By Spiral Nature | August 22, 2014 | Leave a comment

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Magick

It’s not necessarily the tradition that makes the magician.

Feel like your magick runs in cycles? Here are some suggestions for how best manage your time.

Do you have to make your own ritual tools? (Bonus: Read our review of Aaron Leitch’s latest book, The Essential Enochian Grimoire.)

The ins and outs of word magick.

Spirituality

On community and mentoring Pagan youth. Continue reading


How do you build self-discipline?

By Spiral Nature | July 19, 2014 | Leave a comment

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This question also came in via our newsletter, where we ask, what’s the one thing you’re struggling with in your practice?

If I have to list one thing that I was struggling with, I would probably have to list discipline (or focus). Life is hectic and there is tremendous amount of info coming down the pike to sort through every day.

–Unfocused

This is something I can definitely relate to — I’m sure most of us can! Life gets busy, whether with school, work, kids, personal projects or all of the above — it can be difficult to carve out time to practice.

But it’s simple really, all you have to do is, you know, do it.

Easy peasy, right? You get excited, pumped, start getting really into it. You do all the things. You’re great! Centred, perfect, at the top of the world!

Until…you slip. And feel crappy because you feel like you can’t cut it, and beat yourself up over it. Which leads to avoidance. Which leads to more failure.

Aleister Crowley said that 90% of Thelema is self-discipline, and that applies to magical practice too. Here are a few things to think about to help you maintain momentum:

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