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Time for a democratic heaven

I was reading a paper by Alessandro Roccati, of the University of Turin in which he suggested that demons were a reflection of the lower classes in society. He noted that while demons tend to get talked about using street language, gods tended to get addressed in the formal language of the higher classes (in this case he was talking about Egyptian). Throughout human history, the structure of the divine hierarchy has reflected the political systems of human society. This evolution exists in magical texts with the move to feudalism having a direct impact on the structure of the status of demons and angels. An Angel or demon might be a Duke of heaven or hell. So, I started thinking – why

Alt-Right needs to learn from history before lecturing others

While I am relieved that the Alt-Right is taking a sudden interest in history whenever they open their mouths they are repeating some howlers and clearly history is new to them. Here are several which crossed my news feed this week. 1. Hitler was not a socialist… sure his party was called “national socialist” but names mean very little in that way. Hitler did not, as all socialists did, nationalise property. Stalin who was a socialist did nationalise property. National socialism was German fascism. 2. The Great Pyramids were not built by slave labour (other than in Hollywood movies) They were built by skilled labourers in the off-season. Not only where they paid, but they also had a comprehensive medical scheme which

The paperback Hermetic Tablet has been released

The PAPERBACK version of the Hermetic Tablet is now available here The Hermetic Tablet is an annual Journal of Western Ritual Magic where people, from all traditions, share their experiences. Some of the contributors are well known names in the occult field, while others are just those who want to share knowledge and experiences with the public. This issue includes articles written by the following writers: Mike Magee, Aaron Leitch, Nick Farrell, Jayne Gibson, Tony Fuller, Wynn Westcott, R.W. Felkin, Harriet Felkin, A.E Waite. Ina Cüsters-Van Bergen Carman Lawrick, VH Soror MRMV, Eirini Tsotsou, João Pedro Feliciano, and Cynthia Caton The Hermetic Tablet covers a wide range of different subjects all related to Western Ritual Magic, including Goetia, Golden Dawn, Wicca,