New limited edition book out

I have released 100 copies of this new hardback on Lulu (see link)

http://www.lulu.com/shop/nick-farrell/what-my-heirophant-should-have-taught-me/hardcover/product-21405702.html

The blurb says:

“One of the problems that many people on the occult path face is that few people will actually tell them them the rules. They blunder through making mistakes and having bad experiences because no-one has told them otherwise.. They might fail to see some crucial signs about a group that they want to join, or not be told the implications of their magical actions. The Chief Adept of the Magical Order of the Aurora Aurea, Nick Farrell, has gathered a set of magical statements which can answer all the sorts of questions you should be told by your teachers but were probably afraid to ask. These cover a range of issues starting with elemental theory, to always take the batteries out of the smoke detector before doing a ritual. This book is a limited edition and only 100 copies will be sold.”

It is unusual in a lot of ways in that I asked those on Facebook what they wanted to read. I have written two such titles before, and they have meant that I have been able to pay the rent in a pretty tricky time.
 I quite like this book because it gives practical advice and is designed for people to dip into. Some of the issues are things which have come up on this blog.

Invocation to Mercury

Written to fulfil a vow to Mercury for intervening for me. Feel free to attract his attention with it. 

Invocation to Mercury 

I call upon the great translator of the word from which all creation was formed. Mind of the One Thing

Come forth from you home in Of Mount Kyllene in Arkadia. Be present amongst your sheep, of which you are the great shepherd. 

 Come forth Champion of Akakesion who rules the marketplace and the crafts. Who teaches the way of business, and upon whom all fortune rests.

 Guide, Minister, Messenger who brings the highest to the lowest, and the lowest to the throne of the One Thing. 

Messenger of the Blessed Ones who holds the map of the universe in your caduceus and knows the all the ways, even to the darkest Hades. 

Guardian of the three-fold cross-roads, Slayer of Argos, the Trickster, Contriver whose mind and tongue can destroy all. Wily, Shifting, Many-Turning, is your name, patron of writers and magicians. 

 I will invoke thee by thy name ERINNES, the giver of good fortune for that is what you have done, and I will tell others of your powers so that they shall lean upon thee as I have.

 For you are a god amongst gods, one of the seven mighty ones.

 Come forth Pronaos and lead us into the portico of your Mysteries.

Well done everyone

The appeal to the occult community to save the eye sight of the occult writer Aaron Leitch has been successful and met its target within just a few hours.
It is a good thing to see the wider occult community rally around in support of one of its number. As  Josephine Littlejohn said this morning:

“The occult community are a good bunch, particularly when there is an emergency like this. It does matter how much we all fight and grumble, as long as we are there for each other when needed.” 


Well done everyone.

Save Aaron Leitch’s eye sight

Occult writer Aaron Leitch is losing his sight and will soon be blind unless the Magical Community steps in to help him.

On September 18, 2013, Aaron Leitch was diagnosed with cataracts.  According to the doctors, he is legally blind in his right eye and will lose sight in his left eye within months. 
Aaron is one of the good guys in the occult world who puts his teaching and his magic out there for those in need so it is time that the community gave him something back.  His eyesight is a pretty good gift. 
If Aaron has surgery in time, his vision can be permanently restored.  The not so good news:  The procedures he needs cost over $5000 and, due to the high deductible on his medical insurance, that price is beyond his reach. 
If he was a UK occultist he would have this operation for free, he would be able to raise his family and have a career without difficulty. Unfortunately he lives in a nation where helping people is considered Communinism and the Christians in charge have forgot what it means to care for people.
It is time for the occult community to show that it is BETTER than that and help one of our number carry on his magical work. It will not take much.  If those who Aaron has helped donate a dollar or two it will go a LONG WAY to protecting one of our own.
Our fund raising target is $5,500.00, which includes the cost of surgery (right eye $1527, left eye $3515), plus $450 to help with secondary expenses including PayPal fees for processing donations, medications, etc.  Your gift will not be tax deductible.  Give a little, give a lot, do whatever you comfortably can.  Any funds received over the target amount will be donated to The Himalayan Cataract Project. 
Click on this link for more details  and donate cash  LINK

Pay up Jimmy Page

A new internet campaign…. lets see if we can really change something. In the 1970s  the occultist Mike Magee loaned £200 to a Crowley collector called Jimmy Page who had no cash because he was on heroin and under the control of accountants.  In those days £200 was  fortune.  Page never paid him back and no one ever heard of it.  Now using the power of the Net lets make Jimmy Page, who is 70 this week finally pay his debts.