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Occult Profiling: Where it comes from and why it’s worth fighting

By Beth Winegarner | March 24, 2010 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 9 Comments

Beth Winegarner is an author, journalist and sociologist who is working on a guidebook for parents about teen culture. For more on her work, visit

MediaFor the past couple of years, I’ve had a Google Alert set for the word “Satanic.”

I created it because I wanted to study how media use the word. Every day, news stories and links containing the word “Satanic” wend their way to my inbox. They range from articles about Salman Rushdie (all of which mention The Satanic Verses) to pieces about Toyota recalls, calling sticky gas pedals “Satanic.”

However, many are articles about crime. Big, gory, violent crime, and petty graffiti depicting pentagrams and other symbols. Continue reading »

Kenneth Grant’s Magical Revival re-released

By Psyche | October 13, 2009 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | Comments Off

The Magical Revival, by Kenneth GrantLast year saw the re-release of Outside the Circles of Time, and earlier this year a new Typhonian musical was released based on Grant’s work.

Now, on, Starfire Publishing has announced the reprinting Kenneth Grant‘s The Magical Revival in December 2009, a deluxe edition of which will be released in January 2010.

The Magical Revival is the first volume in Kenneth Grant’s Typhonian Trilogies.

From the press release:

When the original manuscript of this book was submitted for publication, the author was told he had provided “too much material for one book”. This proved to be correct. The work here presented – in an enhanced edition – became the first volume of three Trilogies. It provides a detailed analysis of certain occult traditions which existed long before the Christian epoch, survived its persecutions and anathemas, and reappeared in recent times with renewed vigour.

The continuity of this magical current as reflected in the work of Aleister Crowley, Austin Osman Spare, Dion Fortune and others is here traced through the Tantrik Tradition of the Far East, the Sumerian Cult of Shaitan and the Draconian, Sabian, or Typhonian rites of the ‘dark’ dynasties of ancient Egypt.

The new edition will be limited to 1500 copies, with a new frontispiece, seventeen plates (some of which are new to this edition), and illustrated endpapers. The book will retail at £30.00.

The first 118 copies will comprise the deluxe edition, and will be individually numbered and signed by Kenneth and Steffi Grant and will retail for £120.

Both editions can be ordered direct from the publisher.

For full details please see the press release and

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Words of the Magi

By Cole Tucker | September 18, 2009 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 7 Comments

Last week, Alan Chapman and Duncan Barford of The Baptist’s Head and Open Enlightenment were kind enough to answer several questions I put to them.  I have edited the questions for the sake of brevity and to make myself look less a twit.  Initially only Duncan was had agreed to participate in the interview, leading to a change in tone of my questions.

Duncan and Alan both demonstrate a lot of growth in their thought, and I believe many points I touch on rely on legacy material. I hope you enjoy.

Did you formulate the Core Practice techniques immediately after attaining the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel [K&C], or did it follow your successful crossing of the Abyss? Continue reading »