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Why initiation matters

A formal initiation ceremony is not necessary but can help on your path. Events in life can be ‘natural initiations’ and lead to inner development.
Jailbreaking the Goddess, by Lasara Firefox Allen

Jailbreaking the Goddess, by Lasara Firefox Allen

I highly recommend Jailbreaking the Goddess to people who are unfamiliar with intersectional feminism and magick, and for creating new communities.
Shamanic Transformations, edited by Itzhak Beery

Shamanic Transformations, edited by Itzhak Beery

With Shamanic Transformations, Itzhak Beery demonstrates there is no typical experience, just like there is no typical shaman. Spirit, more and more, is casting a wide net in its call to service.
Dusk at the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Brunei on the eve of Ramadan, photo by tylerdurden1

Initiation and Islamic gnosis

Islamic gnosis is one of the paths of worship, a path based on knowledge combined with love, rather than fear.
Alexandrian Witchcraft Initiation Ceremony of Janet Farrar, 1970, by Stewart Farrar

Are magical initiations necessary?

Magical initiations? When it comes right down to it, you really only become a magician by practicing magick.
The dark night of the soul, photo by Marko Milošević

Depression, the dark night of the soul and magick

The phenomenon of the dark night of the soul, feelings of desolation, despair and deep depression which occur when following the initiatory path of magick.
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