The Passing of Dr. Joseph Lisiewski

It was with some sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Dr. Joseph Lisiewski.  Only with some sadness, because I knew of his work, his progress on the path, and I also rejoice in his passing. Like many, I was greatly affected by Dr. Lisiewski’s writings.  They found me at a time when they were much needed, and his advice hit close to home.  I benefited from…

Fingernails and Foot Trails

Fingernails and Foot Trails

(This post is part of a blog hop with other strategic sorcerers with all posts related to magical links in some form or fashion.  I encourage you to visit the previous and next links for more posts and the master link for all posts.) Previous | Master | Next Circa 1985.  I am eight or nine years old, and I am standing outside the hardware store waiting for my Grandfather…

How to Have a Better Life

I am sharing this with you as it was shared with me and with the encouragement to continue spreading the message.  I applied these three simple lessons (found in IHS publications) to my own life some ten years ago, and they have been forever changing.  As cliche as it sounds, it really is this simple to be the change you want to see in this world.  Please read and follow.…

Planetary Magic: Where Would I Begin?

Planetary Magic: Where Would I Begin?

Previous | Master | Next (This post is part of a blog hop with other like-minded members of the Strategic Sorcery group.  Selecting “Previous” and “Next” at the top or bottom of this post will take you to other participants’ blogs and entries on Planetary Magic.  “Master” will deliver you to the master list of all those participating.  Enjoy.) If you have been a part of the occult and magical communities…

What are you putting into it?

What are you putting into it?

Homework.  Either you’re currently doing it, or you’ve done it.  It’s a bummer. Last night, I was helping my son write an essay…or attempt to write an essay, I should say.  I had returned to the room twenty minutes later to find him staring at a blank screen, tears in his eyes, frustration on his face.  He couldn’t think of anything to write.  The blankness was just staring at him,…

Your Burden May Not Be Your Own

Your Burden May Not Be Your Own

I recently traveled to the funeral of the mother of my longest friend. While catching up was great, and we had some laughs reliving old times, funerals are funerals, and the emotion of sadness did abound. After what was for all intents and purposes a rather pleasant evening, I gave my departure and made the journey home. The ride home was several hours of uneventful travel met with an equally…

Business As Usual

Business As Usual

I have received some requests for an update since I have not posted anything in quite some time. Honestly, it’s just business as usual around here, and I started to brush this off again but had the realization that business as usual might be anything but usual to many of you. I have an established practice – a daily routine, so business as usual to me is practical and actionable,…

Journeyman

Journeyman

I give a hearty and sincere thank you to Jason Miller for his tutelage, his patience, consultation, and guidance.  I thank my fellow sisters and brothers on the path for your continued friendship, comments, and criticisms.  I thank God and the entirety of the world of Spirit for continuing to bless me in so many many ways. Three years ago I started the Strategic Sorcery course*, and two years ago…

Acceptance is a Catalyst

Over the past few months, my awareness of the energy fields of others has heightened.  No, I’m not suddenly seeing prismatic auras with personality quarks, but my perceptive awareness, my feelings, of others has increased, and I have made note of a common recurrence.  The majority of people that I come into contact with on a daily basis are troubled, misguided, carrying around large amounts of baggage, beaten, downtrodden, forsaken…

Nepal Earthquake Relief

At last count, 3,617 people are have been killed in a massive earthquake which hit Nepal on Saturday. More than 6,500 people have been injured, and many reported killed and injured in neighboring India and China. I pray for all sentient beings in the ten directions and three times, and I ask you to do the same.  Give support in any and all forms that you are able. I am including some links below,…

I am a leaf.

I recap this tidbit of my week as a reminder. I was recently trying to fly during inclement weather, both at home and at my destination.  I had changed my scheduled flights four times in an attempt to arrive, and I made my rushed and stressed way to the airport.  As I entered the short term garage, the sign read 32 spaces available on the top level, and I proceeded…

Contemplation

We are in the process of moving and have temporary lodging during the transition.  The icy weather has forced us indoors, and the streets are impassible.  As I sit in a home that is not mine, trapped by the snow and ice, with nowhere to run and little to do, I find I have more time on my hands than I have had in a very long time. With all…

Friends Don’t Belong in Boxes

Thanks to the blessings of numerous spirits, we have sold our house and are in the process of moving into a glorious new home.  And like any good busy bee, I’ve been packing and stacking boxes as the day is long.  As we’ve grown closer, I decided it would be a good time to start packing away my cabinet (altar) and reduce it to what I felt was the most…

Maria Popova’s Reflections

First off, I love the stock footage over at Dissolve.  I recognize that this site isn’t about video production, but they deliver a top quality product and deserve their due recognition.  They also produce some great marketing materials and commentary using their own footage that is clever and very well done.  This particular example, written and read by Maria Popova, also speaks to those us in the world of spirit. There…

Mercy

Recently, I have experienced a great and wonderful time basking in Jupiter’s merciful grace.  The timing of events over the past few weeks has been remarkable.  While much has been written regarding this sphere and its financial aspects, I wanted to take a quick moment to remind us all of Jove’s mercy. I have been presented with numerous opportunities recently wherein I could have turned my back, my nose, or…

Hail Jove!

Hail Jove!

IOVIS OPTIMUS MAXIMUS IOVIS OPTIMUS MAXIMUS IOVIS OPTIMUS MAXIMUS IOVIS OPTIMUS MAXIMUS Happy Thursday, dear readers, and praise the powers of Jupiter for their many many blessings in my life! I take this opportunity to spread the word through this great medium that the powers of Jupiter are most blessed indeed, and I invite you to kick off the year right by bringing them into your life with the above…

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

There are many reasons for the season.  I take this time to be reminded of the greatness and salvation that exists in Lord Jesus and to reflect on his many teachings and their presence in my life. There are many paths to the light, many truths, and many revelations.  I hope that you look into the season’s stories with new vision and find the teachings lying there before you.  Look not…

A Soldier’s Calm

A Soldier’s Calm

Some weeks back I performed an invocation of Kammael as a part of some ongoing planetary work that I have been enjoying.  I have noted several times how my temperament has changed.  I am an Aries through and through, people, and I have the temper to prove it.  But here lately, I don’t have my historical temper.  I don’t seem to have much of a temper at all.  This afternoon…