If we want to escape the hold of wetiko, to transition to a way of life that serves all beings, we need to value the power of our own creativity, and to understand that we are always creating the reality we experience, whether we are aware of it or not.
It is absurdly easy to dash off a list of sevens—the seven-day week, the seven wonders of the world, the seven seas, the seven deadly sins, the seven sleepers. It even appears in show business—The Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Why seven?
Recover the lost knowledge of the imagination, a 3 part online seminar with occult philosopher and esoteric scholar Gary Lachman. Live Zoom calls, assigned readings, and community discussion. It all starts Saturday, November 17th with Nura Learning.
The world of Eclectic Medicine and of Emerson reinventing Thomas Taylor to inspire Americans had come to an end, although it would see rebirths in places like the Philosophical Research Society and movements like the New Age of the 1980s.
For the first time, the design of a new deck is inspired by America’s occult literary heritage. Thea Wirsching Ph.D, co-developer of the American Renaissance Tarot deck, is a wounded healer, astrology, priestess of SekhMet. Her life and work deserve an interview, but this one is dedicated to our discussion of this unique new tarot deck.
We interviewed Gary Lachman to discuss his new book, Dark Star Rising, and explored what Pepe the frog has to do with “hypersigils” and how magic was co-opted for nefarious purposes in the recent US election. Most importantly, Lachman suggests ways to move forward through this new occult battleground.
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.
Three bizarre tragedies in the Orlando area in a few days have led national news. Is this coincidence or a “window zone” phenomenon?