Tag: occult

The Western Mystery Tradition, Western esotericism, occultism — what are all of these things, and why are so many people talking about them? It can be tough to wrap your head around how much of our culture is steeped in ideas we call occult. Everything from religion to pop culture to (gasp!) science are heavily… Read more »

I am now booking live online Tarot readings! You can click here to book a reading. These readings will be done via Skype using my spiffy new video camera, and I’ll be using a variety of decks. They will typically be five or seven cards, depending on the topic and how deep we need to… Read more »

Working with Unusual Decks

Today a Tarot deck is a fairly specific deck of cards. It has around 22 Greater Arcana, from The Fool through to the World, and then 56 Minor Arcana including the pips and 16 Court Cards. However, Tarot cards aren’t the only cards out there being used for divination, insight, or other non-game purposes. Let’s… Read more »

I met @moonlithermit yesterday and we had a great conversation about lots of cool weird stuff like the Picatrix and grimoires and ceremonial magic. Y’all need to check out his Picatrix Decans deck — he really knows his shit. This deck is great! #picatrix #Arnemancy #occult #pdxweird #pdxocculture via Instagram

The Immortal Body in Hermeticism

Back in March, I had a conversation with Jeremy Crow in episode 28 of My Alchemical Bromance. We discussed the Left Hand Path (LHP), about which I had only a surface understanding before we really dug into it. While there are multiple ways to differentiate between the two paths, we focused on one in particular… Read more »

I came back from Mount Hood to find “Pandemonium: A Discordant Concordance of Diverse Spirit Catalogues” by JSK waiting for me. Also, it’s wicked hot and kind of smokey so I’m drinking a IPA from Barrelhouse. #magic #occult #jsk #Arnemancy #pdxheatwave via Instagram

Lately I’ve been trying out some dream magic from the Greek Magical Papyri (PGM). The PGM is a collection of Greco-Egyptian texts from northern Egypt in late antiquity, dating from 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE. They describe a staggering array of ancient religious and magical practices, and were originally written in Greek,… Read more »

If you’re working with grimoires, this book is a must-have! It’s a crucial bridge between the complexities of Solomonic magic and the practical stuff that our predecessors were working. “Secrets of Solomon” by Joseph H. Peterson (Twilit Grotto 2018) #magic #occult #witchcraft #grimoire #Arnemancy via Instagram

Friends, I’ve created a Patreon account to support my writing and podcasting on Tarot and the occult and other weird stuff. Send me a dollar a month! I will name my firstborn after you. Link is in my bio. #patreon #arnemancy #tarot #occult #starvingauthor #writing via Instagram