Ancient Egyptian and Modern Day Celebration of Wep Ronpet (Kemetic New Year)

  In Ancient Egypt, the New Year was celebrated according to the heliacal rising of the star Sopdet or Sothis, known to us in modern times as Sirius, a major star in the constellation Canis Major. It is also known as the "Dog Star" or "Morning Star" as it can be seen on the horizon … Continue reading Ancient Egyptian and Modern Day Celebration of Wep Ronpet (Kemetic New Year)

True Empathy

"Nothing is more important than empathy for another human being's suffering. Not career, not wealth, not intelligence. Certainly not status. We have to feel for one another if we're going to survive with dignity." ~ Audrey Hepburn There are quite a few articles out in the blogging world over the last couple of years on … Continue reading True Empathy

Macrocosmic Consciousness: The Dissolution of Duality

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  ~ Joseph Campbell   Labels can be beneficial, or they can be very limiting. Within the esoteric community, we tend to rely on them. Thus, to identify and simply what otherwise would … Continue reading Macrocosmic Consciousness: The Dissolution of Duality

Aset Webenut (Luminous): The Goddess Isis Festival of Lights

As the Sun following the Summer Solstice begins its late day journey into the West, a procession of priests and priestesses emerge from the Temple of Aset the Great One. They make way as a serpent down the colonnade to the Nile riverbank at Philae.  A barque of the Goddess Isis is carried as night falls. … Continue reading Aset Webenut (Luminous): The Goddess Isis Festival of Lights

Across the Threshold: Finding an Occult Order 101

  We can remain on the fringes, allowing life’s winds of change to buffet us or else be responsible enough to embark fully on the Great Work. We can remain in our armchairs or get up, cross that meaningful threshold and be of service, so let’s do it! Right? There is a marked difference between … Continue reading Across the Threshold: Finding an Occult Order 101

Taming of the Way

“Astral-walking”, “path-walking” or “way-taming”, as it is called in some Traditional Witchcraft and Shamanic circles, is the practice or the intended experience, of overlaying of two or more worlds; that of the seen and that of the energetic, unseen with the typical naked eye. The term “way-taming” originates from Northern (Norse) shamanism. It is the … Continue reading Taming of the Way

Heart of the Witch: Working with plant spirits and herbs

With the exception of the Ancestor Worship article I published last year around Samhain ( Halloween), I have been mostly focused on writing articles pertaining to Ceremonial High Magick, Theurgy and Alchemy as well as it’s respective philosophies. I found that in the second decan of the zodiacal sign of Capricorn, when I began writing … Continue reading Heart of the Witch: Working with plant spirits and herbs