I recently gave an interview for the Podcast Healing From Within with Tony Valen, and it is now available for your listening pleasure. :)
I had a wonderful time discussing the Golden Dawn, Hermeticism, Spiritual Alchemy and much more. The guys who run this show are wonderful and I had a blast talking with them. They had never heard of the Golden Dawn before, so this was my chance to explain what the GD is all about, what we do, where we came from, etc.
I also talk a little about the grimoires toward the end, and even talk some about Ochani Lele and his influence on me. :) Starts at about 29:00.
You can listen to it now:
Healing From Within – Aaron Leitch Interview
UPDATE: I just learned that this episode had 682 total listeners – which is a record for the Healing From Within show. Awesome! :)
If you’re local to the Tampa area, and you missed out on the Ceremonial Magick 101 Classes last spring, you have a second chance this summer! Classes begin July 6th!
Ceremonial Magick 101 Classes
July 6 – August 10
Ceremonial Magick uses ritual and invocation to move closer to the Divine. Come learn the basics of Ceremonial Magick from initiated ceremonial magicians, Carrie Mikell & Aaron Leitch – adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. If you want to experience Ceremonial (or “high”) Magick, this class is for you! Course Topics include the following:
•Class 1: Basic Terms of Ceremonial Magick – Diagrams & the Qabalistic Cross
•Class 2: Basic Rituals & Correspondences
•Class 3: Petnagrams & the four Philosophical Elements
•Class 4: Hexagrams & the seven Planets
•Class 5: Talisman Creation & Consecration
•Class 6: An Angel Evocation
Class starts Sunday July 6th and continues over the next five Sundays, 1-3:30pm.
Cost is $25 per class with a $75 deposit that will pay for the last 3 classes in the series.
Please call Mystikal Scents at 813-986-3212 to register. Limited to 12 students.
9545 E. Fowler Ave
Thonotosassa/Brandon, FL. 33592
For more info (map, directions, etc) see the Facebook Events page.
Live Too Far Away To Attend?
We are still working on an online version of these classes. However, there is even better news for long-distance students! We have been speaking with other adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn who want to give these same classes in their local area. The first will be this fall in the Long Island, NY area. I will be posting more about this as the event approaches – and, who knows, if this catches on you might someday be able to take these classes in person. :)
Without a doubt, the single most popular post on this blog has been my instructions for performing a Limpia (aka, “Egg Cleansing”). Not only does that post have the most views, but keywords like “egg cleansing” and “limpia” are the most-used search terms that lead people to my blog.
The post also has the most comments. Most of them are from folks who have performed the cleansing upon themselves, and want me to interpret the results. At first I was happy to olidge. However, I soon became overrun with requests for readings, and had to stem the flow by requiring a small fee for the service. (It’s only $15, but it has stopped most of the unsolicited requests.)
The rest of the comments on that post come from those who have paid others to do a Limpia upon them, only to find some kind of horrific object inside the egg. They are told this indicates a curse has been placed upon them, and that it can be removed – at an exorbitant cost to the client.
The ones who post in my comments are the lucky ones. They bring the results of the reading to me because they have begun to suspect they are being defrauded. Thy want to know if, for instance, iron shavings can really turn up inside a chicken egg. (No, they cannot.) These people come to me after losing only a few, or a few hundred, dollars. But this seems to go on a lot out in the world – and some folks will hand over thousands of dollars to such a charlatan before they wake up (or merely run our of money) with nothing at all to show for thier sacrifice.
Folks, if you ever pay someone to do a Limpia on you, and they find some kind of foreign obejct inside the shell, it is a scam. The worst you should ever find in there is some blood spots, maybe some black material if the egg has begun to rot, or even an embrionic chicken. There can bubbles, discoloration, streaks of white, or a bad smell. All of these things can be found quite naturally in the egg – and THAT is what you are trying to read.
But anything else: iron shavings, dirt, hair, stones, other animals, bones, glass, copious amounts of blood or black liquid, feathers, etc, etc, etc, – all of these things are stage-tricks meant to convince you to cough up cash.
Charalatns that work this way can either use sleight-of-hand to make it appear the object came from the egg, or they simply poked a small hole in the egg-shell, inserted the object, and sealed the shell with white wax. (These are old tricks – and I know them because I was once a close-up stage magician.)
If you see anything like that, the person doing it is a fraud. Simply walk away and don’t look back.
Greetings Dee Aficionados!
It is with much sadness that I report the demise of The Magickal Review dot org – which once offered digital scans of all of Dee’s Enochian journals, a PDF of TFR, and many other important academic resources. :(
I wish I knew what happened, though the site’s administrator (Ian Rons) has been posting for a couple of years that he has lost interest in the Enochian system. He likely simply felt it was time to move on…
I can say, without a doubt, that my last three Enochian books would not have been possible without Ian’s site, along with his direct help and permissions. So wherever you are, Ian, thanks! :)
Meanwhile, we have not lost those academic resources! Joshua Knarr acted quickly and recovered most (if not, by this point, all) of the scanned Enochian documents plus a ton of other great material – and archived them all on his Ceremonial Magick Musings blog. Thanks Joshua! :)