Anatomy of a magickal attack – Part I.


It is really seldom for Wiccan authors to write about anything even slightly connected to harmful uses of magick… except to say that those uses are unethical and fall under the retributive aspects of the so-called Law of Threefold Return, that are a violation of the Rede or some other politically correct comments.

Well, since I am not very politically correct, I will break “tradition” by describing what I have learned while fending off some pretty nasty “intrusions”.

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Happy Equinox, Mabon and/or Ostara for all ;)


Just a quick note of hope and good wishes for the Equinox ;)

I have not been around lately, but I will be back soon. As soon as I finish the job it’s allowing me to pay for my new computer equipment hehehe

Love and light,

Pablo, The Mage of the Many Shadows.



An Article from the Vault: “Should I have taken the Blue Pill?”


Merry Meet, my friends.

While I am kind of forced by technical reasons to take a short break in my writing, I have been digging into my “unpublished” and “partially published” articles stack.

And I found this little, but very nice, article you may like.

It touches topics such as magickal awareness, why those who take up this path are so “different”, what are the consequences of magick and how to face them…

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Responsibility and action


Yet another blurb on ethics.

Much has been written in many pagan web sites and publications about “Wiccan ethics” and how do we act, or are supposed to act.

But for all the thousands of words spent analyzing different takes on the Wiccan Rede, “harm none” and such, very few has been written on the underlying principles from which our ethics should be derived. Of the huge corpus of repeated and often sweetened texts on this subject, very few speak from personal experience… and very few shed light on a very much fundamental truth: our ethical guides are not “just words”, but a consequence of how the Universe works and reacts to us. This is the main line of reflection I will pursue in this article. Would you like to read more?

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On the “watering down” of magickal technique


Disturbing trends.

This is a somewhat disturbing trend I have been noticing in the years I have been studying and practicing magick. Disturbing for me at least.

I certainly cannot claim a “traditional” magickal career… no learning into a secret magickal lodge or traditional coven, no personal master-apprentice thing… But I truly AM dead serious about my practice. I did my best to find the most qualified and talented teachers avaliable, I documented myself to the point of obsession and (more to the point) I practiced for countless hours. By now I have over two hundred formal rituals (counting public, closed-group and personal ones) and around fifty different “special purpose”, unique, practical magick works under my belt. I keep a detailed set of journals, and I slowly gained the trust of my fellow witches and magicians. But…

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