Geomancy and Thaumaturgy: Creating a Lo Shu Magic Square in Python

I am not a ceremonial magician; however, I practice Alchemy, Geomancy, and Thaumaturgy. There was a discussion on Thaumaturgy and how it relates to classical medieval figures such as Agrippa and John Dee. That conversation between zsd23 and I can be found here. I go in-depth on the mathematical basis for John Dee. I mention Agrippa, but I don’t explain too much the algorithms he was using. Agrippa was using a class of algorithms called magic square algorithms. In the book De occulta philosophia libri tres, Agrippa mentions 7 planetary magic squares. Those magic squares form the basis of a Read More

John Dee and Thaumaturgy

zsd232 wrote: …John Dee is also a key author, but Enochian magic attributed to him was actually manufactured from a small portion of his surviving writings, recovered quite a long time after his death… I wrote: I’ve found I’m one of the few sorcerers who practice what John Dee meant tacitly by Thaumaturgy – what would be referred to as engineering abstractly. It seems like a lot of people practice Theurgy – Enochian magic, under the impression that’s what John Dee meant by Thaumaturgy. He was referencing the idea of the archetypal “black box” where a mechanism abstractly does something Read More

Magical Reality Warping and Magical Portals

DJThrow4wayyy wrote: Hello everyone. I’ll be concise and get straight to it: When you manifest something, is reality shifting around you (ie: this plane changes/ rearranges to fit your will)? Or are you going to a parallel universe which is 99.99% the same, the only difference being that the new one has the changes you desire? I wrote: Yes, this reality is shifting. DJThrow4wayyy wrote: Can you elaborate? I wrote: Shifting future probabilities is shifting future histories, so the reality that emerges is changed. You’re shifting future realities. DJThrow4wayyy wrote: Thank you for the reply. Doesn’t this fall into the Read More

Occult Shapes, Symbols, and Magical Energy

vronox wrote: I’ve always wondered about the importance of shapes in certain symbols like for example if the second pentacle of mercury has to be enclosed by a circle or could it be something like below: Would it even work? Does shape of rhombus change anything? I know it’s a stupid question but I’m just corious to what extent can you modify those symbols. I wrote: Shapes are derived from vectors and postulates, so a different shape is a different formula and vectors and thus different rays of different angles. Intuitively, think about how the shape of a mirror changes Read More

The Ethics of the Occult Market

I wrote: …In my opinion, if your magic worked in a reliable way such that you can teach others reliably, you can conjure the possibility of more income without needing to charge people. In other words, I’m of the mind that if you’re magic worked, you wouldn’t need to charge people to make a living. I believe deciding who does and doesn’t get access to magic based on money implicitly implies social class because it implicitly means only those that can afford it have access. I don’t believe wealthy people should have magic just because they’re wealthy, so I don’t Read More

Why Magical Power Should Stay Hidden

Anonymous wrote: …Do you want your understanding of magic to spread?… I wrote: …No. Real magic is much too dangerous for typical humans to possess, so I am content with the powerful stuff not spreading and I am content with people thinking it not real. The stuff I share on my site is general abstractions that are extensions of general engineering concepts and not active magical constructs. Considering it is just a synthesis of what everyone learns in school, it is about as harmful as teaching someone Chemistry. As far as selling things, knowledge has created a class divide that Read More

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