Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's none of my business, but...

In case you hadn't noticed, I just wanted to point out that you're doing great. The things that have happened lately can be kinda worrisome, sure, but you personally, you've been doing a lot of growing up. And don't think I haven't noticed. We all have.

That's something I wanted to write on a friend's wall on FaceBook this morning. Hm, do they still have walls? I think it's timelines now. Shit. The olds are catching up to me.

Anyway, part of me was like, dude, you're being a prick, don't write that. He knows he's awesome and doesn't need your approval. And part of me was like, so, fuck you, I think he's awesome and I'd love to hear it if I were being awesome. So I wrote something along those lines anyway and hit the post it button, and other people agreed. I hope it  was cool and not received like I'm being patronizing, but I also wouldn't mind being this guy's patron, because you look at him and know he's going to go far and being able to claim some kind of involvement in his Work will one day be a good thing to have on one's resume. Like Trithemius. I'd be cool with being a Trithemius. "Trained awesome magi" is a pretty sweet epithet.

But for the rest of you who I don't interact with as much, if you're doing the Work (and I get all kinds of reports in from people who have done Seven Spheres lately that are all, "OMG, AWESOME!", so I know you're out there), I just wanted to take a minute and say,

You're Doing Great!

Keep up the Work. You're better than you were, and people can tell. Don't stop what you've been doing, and look for what comes next, it just gets better! Folks who went from looking at you and seeing a fellow sufferer in the world's bullshit might not be equipped to mention to you that you've left them behind and are now sort of an inspiration, and also a bit of a mentor, but believe me, they are looking at you and feeling that thing, without being able to put it into words!

No Pressure
So be cool about it, and don't let it go to your head, but start taking steps with more intent publicly, everything you're doing has become a seed as a result of your recent attainments, and all the seeds you plant are going to grow (The LORD is with you, as you grow up, and will let none of your words fall to the ground).

Abrahadabra, man! It's meaningful.


Hell yea! Carry on with the onward, and the upward.



Thursday, April 23, 2015

On Class Schedules

I am working on putting together the class schedules for the next Seven Spheres and the Black Work sessions. Sorry it's been delayed, I had some stuff come up that required my attntion the last couple of weeks and I lost track of some things. I'll be getting that scheduled here shortly.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Solomonic Magic Conference this Saturday

From www.Esotericarchives.com
This Saturday, come to Leaping Laughter Lodge to see Joseph Peterson, Scott Stenwick, and yours truly speaking on our favorite aspects of Solomonic Magic. Joseph will be speaking on the History of Goetia, Scott will be speaking on his latest explorations of Enochian Magic, and I'll be presenting on the practical application of grimoire magic in your daily life.

I believe Joseph and Scott will be bringing copies of their latest books to sign and sell, and I know I will.

The event will be eld at Leaping Laughter Lodge, 3107 California Street NE, Minneapolis MN 55418. It begins at 1:00 p.m. central with Scott Stenwick's presentation on Enochian Magic. I'll be following his talk around 2:30, and for the grand finale, Joseph will begin around 4:00. We're each planning on speaking an hour or so, with time left over for questions and answers.

So, chances are good thast you're aware I've been referring to Joseph Peterson's web site, www.Esotericarchives.com for years. Everything I teach is based on the materials he offers for free. I found Art of Drawing Spritis into Crystals there, and that's become the foundational conjruation approach I use for everything. He's got the Lemegeton, the Greater Key, every grimore you could ask for, and notes on the various manuscripts they are based on. He's got copies of Iamblichus, writings of Dionysius the Areopagite, and nearly everything Agrippa ever wrote or was attributed to him. It is the very best place on the web to go for actual solomonic scholarship, and Joseph Peterson is the foremost authority on Solomonic magic I know.

I mean, guys, everything I got into in Hermetics is at Joseph's site, and I'm secretly giddy with fanboy joy that I finally get to meet him and present with him in public. So honored!

Snacks will be available, and of course wine for those over 21. We're asking for a minimum $10 donation, unless you're a dues current lodge member. I personally argued that we should be charging $45, at LEAST to get in, but I was outvoted.

So, $10 "suggested donation" it is, and I will not tell you what I think about you if that's all you'd pay for something this awesome.

For more information check out the following links:

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