I don’t talk about this much here, but I practice ritual magic.
Even though I don’t believe in anything supernatural, I’ve observed profound effects from traditional magical ceremonies. As an art form magic captivates me; as a spiritual practice, it’s hard to surpass.
For a long time I struggled with how to practice and share my magic in a way that’s authentic. Too often when you talk about magic you draw out the weirdos. Other times it brings you under attack from those who think you must be a fraud, or crazy.
Last year I began to combine my magical practice with my artwork. I realized that I can make large, high quality works of art and enchant them. Each piece is nice to look at on its own, and the traditional spells I design them around (and cast on them) add a powerful new dimension to them.
So now I hand craft magical scrolls that can be hung as fine artwork.
For the last three months I’ve blogged about the process at my new business, altmagic.com, with the promise of scrolls to come. At long last the scrolls are complete and ready to ship.
Want to add magic to your life? Check it out: Magic Scrolls Now Available
Some other altmagic posts that are fun to read are:
I don’t plan on promoting altmagic here often. I’ve worked hard to build an audience that includes a range of theists, atheists, humanists, skeptics, believers and faithful. In keeping with that I like to keep my occult peanut butter out of our philosophy chocolate. But if you know people who enjoy art, artwork, or the occult please tell them about altmagic. The more you share the link, the more the word gets out.
I also tweet the best links I find about art +/- magic throughout the day via @altmagic.
In Rogue Priest news, I’ve been going after atheists a bit lately and it’s time to turn the tables. Stay tuned for an upcoming post aimed at bad spiritual ideas instead. It’ll go live as soon as my science inspector finishes the fact checking.
(And how cool is it to have a science inspector??)