After being involved with groups that practice some form of ceremonial magick for more than 25 years I am absolutely convinced of two things. Number one, group work is absolutely critical to maintain some perspective on whatever magical work you are doing in your personal practice and two, group work will never replace the (more important) study and practice on your own
Sometime around the end of August 2021 the first episode of The Scholomance Project was posted on Buzzsprout. This was the culmination of years of planning and effort. It felt so amazing to have finally put forth something I had wanted to do for so long. Over the past twelve months I have spent many hours interviewing guests and editing zoom recordings to present a further 17 episodes.
Even though I am a Thelemite, I have always celebrated a traditional Christmas and New Year along with most of my family. The winter solstice has always been a time for me reflect and plan for the upcoming calendar year.
As a general piece of advice to any Thelemite it serves as a very important reminder. We all have SO MUCH to do, not just to maintain our chosen professions and relationships, but to discover and then advance our True Will. In an effort to TAKE this advice to heart, I am going to give several instances from my own life.
Don’t have a goal? That’s easy! Keeping a journal is always a good first step and plenty hard enough. It’s been my experience that what is important to you will reveal itself as you reflect on what you put in your journal.
I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon
The archetype of “The Sword” in the Tarot represents Intellect as the rational faculty can only create meaning by division and measurement, cutting the Whole of the manifest universe into smaller and smaller pieces in order to measure and quantify.