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The night from April 30 to May 1 is known as Walpurgis night. It takes its name from Saint Walpurga, whose relics were transported on this date to the city of Eichstäd, in Bavaria, Germany. However, the origin of this celebration is a pagan ritual that took place on these dates, as the consecration of spring or the advent of...

As this is a controversial issue, under the current health crisis, many opinions have taken off about the measures taken, and many others about alternative measures. Both in the cases of religious and magical belief, it is not a simply useless act, as one might think in modern society: for the faithful religious or the practitioner of magic, their...

Both neopaganism and New Age currents are framed in what is called New Religious Movements. Contrary to what is usually thought or noticed by society, these religious movements are not "destroyers of religion", far from it. Rather, they are a rethought form of it. In a world that tends to secularization, and where the predominance of great...

While the ideas about the Five elements are apparently known by everyone, the truth is that it is rarely delved into beyond looking at the predominant elements of nature; which is not bad, considering that more than likely, this was how the first men began to study the environment and the philosophical and scientific concepts of existence. These...

In all cultures there are manual symbols whose origin and deep meaning are lost in the mists of time, protective gestures or manifestations of will or state of mind, desires, situations. Anthropologically, the fact that mudras, as such, are universal is accepted, although they have gained special strength in the Asian religious sphere and, due to...

John Dee (1527 - ca. 1609) was an eminent mathematician and astronomer who became a consultant to Queen Elizabeth I of England. An expert in algebra and navigation, he was influenced by Platonic and Pythagorean philosophy, Hermeticism, and the rise of the occult during the Renaissance. In this way, following the ideas surrounding mathematics as the...

Next Thursday, November 28, 2019, an academic conference will take place at the Complutense University of Madrid on Satanism and its cultural and cultic identifications, as well as other related systems of thought, particularly those linked to esotericism and the most ritual and personal occultism, such as those belonging to the so-called Left Hand...

Kabbalah is a discipline of metaphysical, religious, philosophical and esoteric knowledge. The Hebrew Kabbalah, where qabbalah (קַבָּלָה ) literally means tradition, is the mother of all subsequent Kabbalistic systems, since there are many types of Kabbalah that, moreover, have been altered over time and cultural evolution, and with it its methods...

One more small archaeological treasure has come to light in the renowned city of Pompeii. Buried by the eruption of the Vesuvius volcano in AD 79, the belongings that the inhabitants had in their homes and that they did not manage to take with them in the heat of flight were exquisitely preserved by the layers of ash and allow...

Despite the persecution to which witchcraft is subjected in India, as could be seen in previous articles, there is a city called Mayong, in the district of Assam, which brings together magic practitioners and also a large enough clientele, boosted by tourism, which would be one more example of how under the name of esotericism, due to its more...

The existing opposition has been mentioned several times on this page, although without much success, between religion and magic. This distinction becomes less clear as we travel back in time, where common rituals have praxis and purposes that can be strange and mysterious. Before addressing what is called the magical mentality, some points of...

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