By Mark Stavish 14 Nov. 2021 My wife Andrea has taken to visiting antique shops. The selection within a reasonable distance is good, with many being of the larger antique mall variety. And yet, as they say in business, location is everything. The strange and wonderful thing about Schuylkill and Carbon Counties is as Andrea […]

By Mark Stavish, M.A. 11 November 2021/31 October 2022 “Be strong! Don’t talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of […]

The Esoteric Value of Planning by John White, PhD, LPC In several recent posts, Mark Stavish has underlined the importance of planning for the future, especially with reference to esoteric organizations such as the Institute for Hermetic Studies (IHS). Mark has noted that poor planning – or even a total lack of planning – has […]

Frater FILIVS TERRÆ et CÆLVM SIDEREVM MESARTIM STUDY GROUP Phoenix, Arizona The Orphic Hymns may be incorporated into one’s personal magical practice, recited in prayer, and employed in the composition of group rituals. Though the hymns are dedicated to a diverse array of subjects – deities, the elements, justice, sleep, health and even natural phenomena, […]

Mark Stavish and Christopher Bilardi discuss magic and witchcraft in Northeastern Pennsylvania as seen through the lens of the most famous witch of the era – Sybil Leek, and NEPA’s ‘wonderworker’ Dr. Santee. Focus is on the 1960s through 1980s and what this period of magical innovation means for present researchers and practitioners. Santee’s coven, […]