Though modern occultism has many sources and streams, a surprisingly large number of them can be traced back to Eliphas Lévi’s “The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic,” which played a key role in kickstarting a revival of magic that remains a significant cultural presence today.
I opened up my pharmacopeia. Tonight, Kraftwerk would be performing in the Atrium of the Museum of Modern Art. It was my intention to not just witness this epic cultural event but to immerse myself in it.
One of the things my readers ask me most often, in response to the ongoing decline and impending fall of modern industrial civilization, is what I suggest people ought to do about it all. It’s a valid question, and it deserves a serious answer.
Like the Renaissance Hermetism that hoped to restore peace and sanity to warring mankind, the New Age movement is ecumenical, undogmatic and pacifist. But if the New Age is all about awakening, why does it put me to sleep?
Shamanism is characterized by an intentional change in consciousness to interact with spirits. Troubles of a spirit nature can have serious repercussions in a person's life. It is the task of the shaman to heal such persons.