Nematodal Nightmares

I stumbled over a note in my favorite writing tool the other day. It is a report on a dream I had around February or March of this year. It was the second weirdest dream experience I've ever head besides the one that started my path of...

Ghostbusting

Aqueous Luck In the last few months I noticed an increase in general luck in my life. It's mostly small things like new checkout lines opening in the supermarket when I approach them, or being offered to skip the cue at the airport check-in, my...

Flogging a Dead God

Version 1.2 (29/10/2018) In my last article on the Headless Rite I drew some conclusions about its function according to my understanding after several months of practice. I mentioned that I stopped believing in the Headless One being a specific...

Ophiouchos

or Conquering Shai-Hulud (Version 1.2 - 29/10/2018) Last week's New Moon has been a very special occasion for me. Having Followed a suggestion by my occultist pen-pal Len W. to perform the Stele of Jeu rite on New Moon every month (the night sky...

Akephalos Redux

(Version 2.3 - 28/10/2018) After half a year of monthly practice of the Stele of Jeu in different variations I have come to a different understanding of it than when I started. Before beginning to practice the routine I spent several months...

Routines in Theurgy

As an almost full-time father of a now one year old child my spare time for enchantment is quite limited. The only thing I manage to routinely do is a daily adoration of the day's ruling planetary spirit. I have formed a habit of doing early...

Preisendanz' Headless God

For my research about the headless one that got way beyond my initial goal of simply translating the text for personal praxis I stumbled upon a publication by Karl Preisendanz, the first translator of the PGM into German in the 1920s, called...

Tail of the Dragon

I returned to the Croatian island of Pag for a job - exactly one year after my serpent dream that sent me on this journey of enchantment. I was very excited, because I had decided to celebrate this anniversary with a series of self initiation...

The Six Names

(Version 3.0, 13/09/2017) I finally finished a workable German translation of the "Stele of Jeu" (PGM V, 96-172) for personal use based on the German 1928 Preisendanz translation (1) of the Greek Magical Papyri and his monograph Akephalos - The...