Magical Experiments

The Tumblr Blog for Author Taylor Ellwood, with topics on Pop Culture Magic, Space/Time Magic, Inner Alchemy, Media and magic, and other assorted interests.
In my recent post on Pagansquare I shared six anthropomorphic assumptions (and possible solutions) that can show up in your magical work. If you don’t want those anthropomorphic assumptions to show up you need to develop some type of technique that allows you to get around them. - See more at: http://bit.ly/1qcAVuV

In my recent post on Pagansquare I shared six anthropomorphic assumptions (and possible solutions) that can show up in your magical work. If you don’t want those anthropomorphic assumptions to show up you need to develop some type of technique that allows you to get around them. - See more at: http://bit.ly/1qcAVuV

3 more paintings for a project I’m working on related to the neurotransmitter work I’m doing.

Ten Years of Non-Fiction at Immanion Press

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Ten years ago, give or take a month, my book Pop Culture Magickwas published by Immanion Press. That was the start of the non-fiction lineup, which eventually became the Megalithica book imprint for Immanion Press. When I first wrote Pop Culture Magick, I shopped it around to the big Pagan and Occult publishers. none of them wanted the book. I was told it had no market appeal, and that the topic…

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One of the challenges with exploring a non-anthropomorphic approach to magical work involves uncovering the anthropomorphic assumptions that show up in your thinking and practice. These assumptions can be quite subtle and yet can create a cognitive dissonance with the work you are seeking to do. Read more at:  http://bit.ly/1rZRnq4

In a recent post I discussed how you could use meditation practices to work through internal blockages showing up in relationships you have with other people. On the S.O.M.A. Facebook group, several people commented on the entry and their comments sparked some further realizations about internal work. - Read more at: http://bit.ly/1p4pZiW

In a recent post I discussed how you could use meditation practices to work through internal blockages showing up in relationships you have with other people. On the S.O.M.A. Facebook group, several people commented on the entry and their comments sparked some further realizations about internal work. - Read more at: http://bit.ly/1p4pZiW

Two days left to sign up for the Early Bird Price for Weaving the Web which is happening at Eye of Horus Books in Minneapolis Minnesota. Space and Time create a web that weaves our lives into the intersection of reality and possibility. When you learn to weave your web of space and time, you learn how to manifest your chosen possibilities into reality and manifest the life you want to live. To learn more at: - http://eepurl.com/Z0FRr

Back from the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference. It was a great event. I’m glad to be home safe and look forward to next year. And despite my best efforts I came home with 4 new books (I only intended to come home with one).

…This matter is very deep, and it has many layers. The fact is that physical actions are the key to the spiritual world. The Nefesh Hachaim explains in detail how changes in higher worlds are brought about by your actions in this material world. Physical actions are necessary to produce changes n the non-physical; that is part of the secret of the very existence of the physical, and it is the reason that the human has been given a body. We cause the spiritual world to move. The physical world is like the keys of the piano – the music is not produced by the keys, it is produces in the strings hidden deep within the mechanism behind the facade; but the keys are necessary. Without those keys here is no access to the inner mechanism, and although the keys are dumb, when they are struck there is music.
Even when the result is out of all proportions to the magnitude of the physical action, there must be an action. When Pharaoh’s daughter stretches out her arm to save the infant Moshe from the Nile although he is out of reach, her arm miraculously elongates. Her effort, her attempt, is the key; when we make a sincere effort we may merit to see it amplified beyond expectation, but without some attempt there is nothing to amplify. We must act; if we are sufficiently spiritually developed we may be granted a view behind the mask to see that the result is really not dependent on the action at all. But act we must. We are never passive passengers….

Trainee Golem Builder: Material Components

“World Mask” by Akiva Tatz: pp.40-41

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I’m at the Seattle Esoteric Book Conference. It’s been a good conference thus far. I’ve gotten to meet a few people, see some familiar faces and I’m making excellent progress on writing lesson 21 of the space/time magic Foundations correspondence course. I’m hoping to wrap it up before I leave for PDX.

How to create a program of Magical Practice - I think it’s possible to build a program of magical practice around any magical system or concept you want to learn. All you need is the subject matter, and specific techniques that will help you integrate the subject matter into ongoing spiritual work. Read more at: http://eepurl.com/2sM85