The Magician

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The magician dissociates, creates alternate identities for himself with their own names and abilities and personalities. As the magician travels through various levels of his art, his costume changes (red for Mars, white for Venus, myrrh for Saturn) as each stage in the process prompts the appropriate response from him, elicits a new personality with all the subterfuge of scent and sight and touch and taste and hearing, all manipulated according to the rubric, all designed to break the magician down into multiple personalities and rebuild them again like Osiris from his dismembered bone fragments of identity scattered throughout the landscape.
—Peter Levenda

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Musical Interlude: Lena Headey Conjures A Date In Kasabian’s “Ill Ray (The King)”

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I think I’ve watched this new video from Kasabian, “Ill Ray (The King)” about 50 times now. Game Of Thrones actress Lena Headey plays a witch—not so much resembling Nancy from The Craft but rather having bad hair, bad shoes, bad glasses, mom jeans, and a banal hoodie—who conjures hunchbacked murderer Richard III as her date.

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Washington D.C. Socialite Brags About “Hexing” Skills In New Memoir

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What a witch who is really really really angry at you might look like.

I won’t say exactly what I did—even now I think that would be bad luck for me—but I practiced what I learned and observed. I worked on the hex for several days until I felt that it would have some effect.
–Sally Quinn, Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir

Here’s a really bizarre story about the “spiritual” memoir of a one Sally Quinn…former wife of late great Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee and major Washington D.C. hostess. In her book, entitled Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir, Quinn seems to repeatedly “brag” about—or at least, “admit” to—”hexing” people who later die.

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“Tens Of Thousands” Of “Witches” Supposedly Putting Hexes On Trump

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This story comes from the fine folks at The Sun, so there are probably not enough quote marks I can put around it. But as I wrote back in February, this is apparently a real thing that’s going on.

The tabloid interviewed Vicky Adams, a self-proclaimed “Hollywood witch,” who claims that people go into her store all the time looking to buy equipment to hex President Donald Trump with. What color candle is allegedly purchased to symbolize Trump in these rituals? Orange of course.

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An Alternate History Of Jack Parsons, Part 4: The Once And Future Jack Parsons

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The world, though, was not ready for Jack Parsons.
–Peter Levenda, “Sinister Forces Book One”

And so here we have John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons, who essentially fulfilled the Horus mission by giving humanity the building blocks they needed to go to the stars. He was like Prometheus, like Enki…like Lucifer, bringing the fire of enlightenment to humanity.

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My Friend From College

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Here’s a fun story I’d like to document, about the time a person I knew either created a thoughtform, flat-out summoned some type of entity, went insane, or possibly all three at the same time. As with many of this stuff in the modern era, pop-culture both inspired and guided her way into this endeavor.

When I was in college, I had this good friend. I’ve mentioned her before. She was into the occult—or rather, whatever vague accumulation of “the occult” she cobbled together from the misinformed, the histrionic, and pop-culture. She didn’t think she was into the occult. She thought she was into “Wicca”—this “idea” of Wicca.

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Book Review: The Spear Of Destiny

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I don’t have a lot of cool images related to this book, so I’m going to mostly instead run pics from various pop-culture adaptations of the legend…like this one from “The Librarian: Quest For The Spear”

The Spear appeared to be some sort of magical medium of revelation for it brought the world of ideas into such close and living perspective that human imagination became more real than the world of sense.
–Trevor Ravenscroft, “The Spear Of Destiny”

The Spear Of Destiny by Trevor Ravenscrofta story about reincarnation, alchemy, evil sorcerers, secret societies, soulless doppelgängers, sex magick, possession by alien entities, Aztec peyote, the Akashic Record, questionable homeopathic practices, psychic vaginal ectoplasm, a sacred Christian relic that could rend the very fabric of time as we know it, and, yes, Nazis—is one of the most elaborate and utterly bizarre conspiracy meta-narratives you will ever encounter

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