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"Aaron Leitch has been a scholar and spiritual seeker for nearly three decades. He is a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Gentlemen of Jupiter and the academic Societas Magica. His writings cover such varied fields as ancient Middle Eastern religion and mythology, Solomonic mysticism, shamanism, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism and Alchemy, Traditional Wicca and Neopaganism, The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Thelema, Angelology, Qabalah, Enochiana, African Diaspora Religions, Hexcraft and Hoodoo folk traditions, Psychology and Consciousness Expansion, Cyberspace and Virtual Reality and modern social commentary. He is the author of Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical Language: Vols. I and II and (upcoming in 2014) The Essential Enochian Grimoire.

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Book Cover Coming Soon!The Holy Guardian Angel (Contributing Author)
"Whether you’ve already had contact with your HGA, or even already reached the grade of Ipsissimus in the Golden Dawn, or even are a newcomer to Hermetic magic generally, Fr. MC’s book “The Holy Guardian Angel” is going to be a wealth of information and practice for you. It’ll give you things to look forward to if you don’t yet have contact with your HGA, and it’ll give you plenty to chew on if you already do (or think you do). The book is one of the closest things we have to a textbook on working with the HGA especially when paired with things like the Book of Abramelin or Liber Samekh, but it’s also definitely one of the most approachable texts out there. To see the words and minds of these magicians put together in a single volume on a complicated subject is a treat, both intellectually and spiritually, and definitely a must-have for ceremonial magicians." - Reader Review

My contribution to this anthology is After Abramelin: Working with Your Holy Guardian Angel - whose title really says it all. (Click here to read an excerpt.)

Published By:
  • Nephilim Press
  • Aaron Leitch Discusses the Essential Enochian Grimoire on Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole
    It was great to be back with Andrieh and Jason on 'Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole.' This time we talked about Enochian mgaick. We mentioned the book, but most of the interview was dedicated to answering some of the more popular questions about Enochian and Dee and Kelley, and me giving some rather unexpected answers. lol
    Published By:
  • Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Restoring the Enochian Heptarchia
    An article outlining how I went about rectifying the Heptarchic system of angel magick. The list of angel functions has been corrupted for 400 years. Dee knew it was flawed, but never made the corrections. For the new Essential Enochian Grimoire, I scoured Dee's journals for clues on how to fix the material - and found them..
    Published By:
  • The Llewellyn Journal
  • The Essential Enochian Grimoire: Angel Magick From Dr. John Dee to the Golden Dawn
    Coming February 2014! This is the first Enochian Magick book of its kind ever published. It is not a re-hash of Dee’s journal entries, nor is it about magickal theory. This grimoire – as the term implies – is a manual on how to perform the magick. This may be the first time you’re ever seen Enochian Magick presented as Dee himself would likely have performed it.

    This grimoire outlines Enochian cosmology, the angels and the spirits of the system, the temple setup, and the making and usage of tools. Part one covers the original Enochian system by Dee, part two covers the modern version by the Golden Dawn and rituals are provided for each. All the angels' names are listed, along with exact instructions for summoning them and descriptions of how they should appear when summoned. This is an important resource for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. (See my blog entry for more.)

    Published By:
  • Llewellyn: New Worlds of Mind and Spirit
  • Book Cover Coming Soon!Commentaries on the Golden Dawn Flying Rolls (Contributing Author)
    This groundbreaking anthology is one of the most important Golden Dawn books published in the 21st Century to date. It is a collection of all of the "Flying Rolls" of the original Golden Dawn (these were lectures and essays mailed between adepts, on every subject from occult philosophy to practical magick to administrative rules). Each Roll is then elaborated by a commentary from a modern practitioner of the Golden Dawn tradition. What is groundbreaking is not only that all of the Flying Rolls have finally been gathered into a single printed volume, and not only that each Roll is brought into the modern world by its commentator, but also that the commentators themselves come from across the spectrum of the modern Golden Dawn Community. Over a dozen different GD Orders are represented in these pages - the first time such a massive inter-Order collaboration has ever happened!

    My contributions to this anthology are The Microcosm of Man (an exploration of Golden Dawn Qabalistic Psychology) and On the General and Particular Exordium of the Z Documents (An explanation of the opening lines of the Z Documents, and their Gnostic basis).

    Published By:
  • Kerubim Press
  • The Grimoire of Arthur Guantlet – A Review Published By:
  • Ananael (The Secrets of Wisdom)
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine
  • What is Enochian Magick? (The Two Mystical Traditions of Enoch the Prophet)
    A short article explaining the difference between John Dee's Enochian magick and the later "Neo-Enochian" tradition descended primarily from the Golden Dawn..
  • Also in Portuguese! : O Que é Magia Enochiana? (As duas Tradições Místicas do Profeta Enoque)
  • Published By:
  • The Llewellyn Journal
  • Circulo Iniciatico de Hermes
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    Books By (or including) Aaron Leitch

    Book Cover Coming Soon!The Holy Guardian Angel (Contributing Author)
    "Whether you’ve already had contact with your HGA, or even already reached the grade of Ipsissimus in the Golden Dawn, or even are a newcomer to Hermetic magic generally, Fr. MC’s book “The Holy Guardian Angel” is going to be a wealth of information and practice for you. It’ll give you things to look forward to if you don’t yet have contact with your HGA, and it’ll give you plenty to chew on if you already do (or think you do). The book is one of the closest things we have to a textbook on working with the HGA especially when paired with things like the Book of Abramelin or Liber Samekh, but it’s also definitely one of the most approachable texts out there. To see the words and minds of these magicians put together in a single volume on a complicated subject is a treat, both intellectually and spiritually, and definitely a must-have for ceremonial magicians." - Reader Review

    My contribution to this anthology is After Abramelin: Working with Your Holy Guardian Angel - whose title really says it all. (Click here to read an excerpt.)

    Published By:
  • Nephilim Press
  • The Essential Enochian Grimoire: Angel Magick From Dr. John Dee to the Golden Dawn
    Coming February 2014! This is the first Enochian Magick book of its kind ever published. It is not a re-hash of Dee’s journal entries, nor is it about magickal theory. This grimoire – as the term implies – is a manual on how to perform the magick. This may be the first time you’re ever seen Enochian Magick presented as Dee himself would likely have performed it.

    This grimoire outlines Enochian cosmology, the angels and the spirits of the system, the temple setup, and the making and usage of tools. Part one covers the original Enochian system by Dee, part two covers the modern version by the Golden Dawn and rituals are provided for each. All the angels' names are listed, along with exact instructions for summoning them and descriptions of how they should appear when summoned. This is an important resource for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike. (See my blog entry for more.)

    Published By:
  • Llewellyn: New Worlds of Mind and Spirit
  • Book Cover Coming Soon!Commentaries on the Golden Dawn Flying Rolls (Contributing Author)
    This groundbreaking anthology is one of the most important Golden Dawn books published in the 21st Century to date. It is a collection of all of the "Flying Rolls" of the original Golden Dawn (these were lectures and essays mailed between adepts, on every subject from occult philosophy to practical magick to administrative rules). Each Roll is then elaborated by a commentary from a modern practitioner of the Golden Dawn tradition. What is groundbreaking is not only that all of the Flying Rolls have finally been gathered into a single printed volume, and not only that each Roll is brought into the modern world by its commentator, but also that the commentators themselves come from across the spectrum of the modern Golden Dawn Community. Over a dozen different GD Orders are represented in these pages - the first time such a massive inter-Order collaboration has ever happened!

    My contributions to this anthology are The Microcosm of Man (an exploration of Golden Dawn Qabalistic Psychology) and On the General and Particular Exordium of the Z Documents (An explanation of the opening lines of the Z Documents, and their Gnostic basis).

    Published By:
  • Kerubim Press
  • Book Cover Coming Soon!Angelic Magick: A Guide to Angelic beings and How to Walk With Them (Preface)
    This is a neat little book of visualization exercises intended to introduce the seeker to the symbols, sigils and imagery associated with the Planetary Archangels. While I'm not personally the world's biggest fan of visualization techniques, I was still impressed with the intent, scope and content of this work. Far from the usual "Newage" kind of angel visualization, the author - Judith Page - draws her material from the girmoires, John Dee's Enochian system and the Qabalah. I think the course it outlines would be a good place to start for anyone who wishes to someday work directly with these angels. The author originally contacted me to translate some invocations into Angelical for her, and she also asked me to create a Grand Seal for a 10x10 Khamea of Malkuth. (See my blog for more on that.) Finally, she asked me write the preface - which is why her book is listed here. :)
    Published By:
  • Mandrake of Oxford
  • Book Cover Coming Soon!At the Crossroads (Contributing Author)
    This book contains essays from various authors on the subject of the modern cross-semination between African Traditional Religions and Western occultism. My contribution is entitled "Folk Traditions and the Solomonic Revival."
    Published By:
  • Scarlet Imprint
  • Both Sides of Heaven (Contributing Author)
    This book contains many excellent articles on the subject of Angels and their Fallen counterparts. It includes my essay "The Enochians", wherein I explain the little-known (but proper) meaning of the term "Enochian", and then discuss the true identities of the entities with whom Dee was in contact.
    Published By:
  • Avalonia Books
  • Book Cover Coming Soon!Diabolical (Contributing Author)
    This book contains essays from many of the world's foremost authorities on the subject of goetic magick. It includes my essay "The Spirit-Magick of Abramelin" - exploring the rarely-discussed system of spirit magick outlined toward the end of the 'Book of Abramelin.' Not only does it explain how the system works, but also describes Abraham's method of creating original Magickal Word Squares.
    Published By:
  • Scarlet Imprint
  • Book Cover Coming Soon!The Angelical Language, Volume I: The Complete History and Mythos of the Tongue of Angels (Hardcover)
    Explores the reception of the Angelical language by Dr. John Dee and skryer Sir Edward Kelley, and the Biblical mythology behind the language as related to them by the Angels. This book begins with an exploration of the mystical traditions that influenced Dee's work (the 50 Gates of Binah, the legends of Enoch and the Book of Soyga), and continues with an in-depth study of the 49 Tables of Loagaeth (Speech From God), the 48 Angelical Keys (or Callings) and the unfolding saga surrounding them in Dee's journals. Special added features include an analysis of the English Poetry (translations) of the 48 Keys, instructions for the magickal use of Angelical characters and a complete Angelical Psalter.
    Published By:
  • Llewellyn: New Worlds of Mind and Spirit
  • Book Cover Coming Soon!The Angelical Language, Volume II: The Encyclopedic Lexicon of the Tongue of Angels (Hardcover)
    An exhaustive grammatical analysis of the Celestial Speech recorded by Dr. John Dee. This new work is not just another "Enochian Dictionary." The Angelical Lexicon includes every word from the 48 Keys, all defined or related words from the Book of Loagaeth and every random Angelical word or phrase found throughout Dee's lengthy journals. All of the words have been analyzed and cross-referenced to discover hidden word-elements and root-words. Also included are notes about the word's pronunciation definition, history and usage- both Dee's original marginal notations and new commentary. Also, a new pronunciation key has been invented to make reading the words much easier for the modern English speaker.
    Published By:
  • Llewellyn: New Worlds of Mind and Spirit
  • Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered
    My first full-length book! An in-depth exploration of the history of Western magick, leading up to the Solomonic tradition and how the classical grimoires can be used by the modern magus or psychonaut to explore the Self and the Magickal Universe. The above link takes you to the book's homepage, where you can read the first chapter, reader reviews, further grimoire essays, grimoire links, etc.
    Published By:
  • Llewellyn: New Worlds of Mind and Spirit
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    Aaron's Interviews, Etc.

    Aaron Leitch Discusses the Essential Enochian Grimoire on Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole
    It was great to be back with Andrieh and Jason on 'Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole.' This time we talked about Enochian mgaick. We mentioned the book, but most of the interview was dedicated to answering some of the more popular questions about Enochian and Dee and Kelley, and me giving some rather unexpected answers. lol
    Published By:
  • Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Interview with Aaron Leitch at Strange Files
    This interview covers a lot of my personal history as an occultist, my work with the grimoires and my personal opinions on everything from Paganism to the Church of Satan. Strange Files is a Greek publication, but you can find an English translation of the interview toward the bottom of the page.
    Published By:
  • Strange Files
  • Sherry Shone Show - Special Guest Aaron Leitch
    A podcast interview on Sherry Shone's Tarot show. Much of this discussion was about my work with spirits and how they play into my practice of divination. However, since Sherry broadcasts from Colorado, we do a lot of talking about my origins as a Pagan in Denver.
    Published By:
  • Sherry Shone Show
  • Aaron Leitch Discusses Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires on Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole
    A podcast interview about my book, Solomonic grimoires, angel magick and more!
    Published By:
  • Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Aaron Leitch Visits Occult Science Radio
    in this podcast interview, me and the hosts cover all sorts of topics - mostly within the realm of the grimoires, voodoo, hoodoo and even a little bit of Santeria.
    Published By:
  • Occult Science Radio
  • The Angelical Language: An Interview with Aaron Leitch
    Upon the release of my latest book(s) - The Angelical Language: Vols I and II - I was interviewed by Llewellyn Acquisitions Editor Elysia Gallo. I discuss the project and offer some descriptions of my upcoming work.
    Published By:
  • Llewellyn Blogs
  • Aaron Leitch - CC&G Interview
    I was recently interviewed by Frater Abraxas, on his Internet Radio show Coffee, Cigarettes and Gnosis. The subjects were Solomonic magick, the origins of Hermeticism and the "how-tos" of Astral Travel. The above link will take you to a RapidShare download of the show. (In time, I'll have the interview uploaded to YouTube.)
    Published By:
  • Coffee, Cigarettes and Gnosis
  • Aaron Leitch - Avalonia Interview
    In the beginning of 2007, I was interviewed by Avalonia's Sorita D'Este about my magickal journey, Solomonic magick and my book Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires.
    Published By:
  • The Esoteric Book Review
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    Videos By Aaron Leitch

    The Virtual Vault Video - The Tomb of Christian Rosenkreutz
    My very first video effort! This is a fly-through video of my VR Vault of the Adepti - a virtual reality construct of the Vault of the Golden Dawn's Inner Order R.R. et A.C. You will also find a pictorial tour of the Vault- complete with descriptions taken from the 5=6 Initiation Ceremony- on the same page.
    Published By:
  • Aaron's MySpace
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    Essays about Grimoires and Classical Magick

    Restoring the Enochian Heptarchia
    An article outlining how I went about rectifying the Heptarchic system of angel magick. The list of angel functions has been corrupted for 400 years. Dee knew it was flawed, but never made the corrections. For the new Essential Enochian Grimoire, I scoured Dee's journals for clues on how to fix the material - and found them..
    Published By:
  • The Llewellyn Journal
  • Enochiana: From Dee to the Golden Dawn
    A lecture about the development of Enochian Magick from Dee's original system to the Neo-Enochan system of the Golden Dawn, given at the Isis-Urania Temple of the HOGD
    Published By:
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 4, Ed 13
  • Enochiana: From Dee to the Golden Dawn Addendum
    Important Corrections to the previous lecture.
    Published By:
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 4, Ed 14
  • The Return of Psalmic Magick and the Mixed Qabalah
    An essay about Psalm Magick and the rediscovery of the "Mixed Qabalah" - once known only by an obscure reference in the Book of Abramelin
    Published By:
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 4, Ed 14
  • Hoodoo and Conjure Quarterly, Premiere Issue
  • What is Enochian Magick? (The Two Mystical Traditions of Enoch the Prophet)
    A short article explaining the difference between John Dee's Enochian magick and the later "Neo-Enochian" tradition descended primarily from the Golden Dawn..
  • Also in Portuguese! : O Que é Magia Enochiana? (As duas Tradições Místicas do Profeta Enoque)
  • Published By:
  • The Llewellyn Journal
  • Circulo Iniciatico de Hermes
  • From the Greeks to the Grimoires: A Review of Jake Kent's Geosophia.
    This is much more than a mere book review - it is a lengthy essay about the ancient Greek Goen, the Chalybes, the Greek Magical Papyri, and the Sabians - all important (yet little-known) forerunners to the Western Mystery Tradition.
    Published By:
  • Scarlet Imprint Blog
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 5, Ed 17
  • The Quest for the Divine Language
    A short article concerning mankind's fascination with and search for the Original Language once spoken in Eden.
    Published By:
  • The Llewellyn Journal
  • Pronouncing Dee's Angelical (aka A Pronunciation Guide to the Angelical Language of Dr. John Dee)
    Based upon my study of Dee's records, I have created this essay explaining how to pronounce the Angelical words. I explain the methods Dee used to record his own phonetic notations, and then I provide an entirely new phonetic key intended for modern students. All of the rules for Angelical pronunciation are explained, and the essay ends with excerpts from An Angelical Psalter- showing the first two Angelical Callings/Keys written in English, Angelical and my new phonetic key.
    Published By:
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 1, Ed 3
  • The Angelical Alphabet
    (Updated Version!) Originally written for Tree of Lights Magazine, but the magazine never came to be. It was then published online in Paradigm Shift Magazine, but the online version suffered formatting errors. Now, the essay has been completely updated, corrected and vastly expanded. It explains the importance of the Angelical Language and how to use the Angelical Characters with Agrippa's occult philosophy.
    Published By:
  • Paradigm Shift!
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 1, Ed 2
  • Grimoire Shamanism
    A major premise of my Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires is that the Solomonic texts draw much from tribal shamanic practices and worldview. This essay focuses upon that premise, and provides a great introduction to the book. It also includes two anecdotes about modern Solomonic shamans at work.
    Published By:
  • PaganPages.org
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 1, Ed 1
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • Abramelin's Magickal Word Squares: Compiled and Corrected for the First Time
    At long last, thanks to George Dehn and Steven Guth, modern students have access to the original talismans found in the German manuscripts of the Book of Abramelin. Unfortunately, even in their original form, the word squares are rife with errors. In this work, I have gathered all thirty chapters of talismans (242 in all!) and corrected them where necessary. This is the first time the Abramelin word squares have been seen in their corrected form, anywhere, ever!
    Published By:
  • Aaron's Homepage
  • Modern Grimoire Magick: Folk Magick and The Solomonic Path
    When JWMT asked me to write a new essay on the grimoires, I was excited by the opportunity to pick up where I left off in Secrets.... This essay follows the grimoires as they migrated with their owners to the New World. We encounter "reciept-books" - simple grimoires kept by families for household uses. We learn how these grimoires influenced American folk-magick like Hexcraft (Pow-wow) in the North and Hoodoo in the South. Finally, we learn how these traditions of sorcery have influenced the modern practice of Solomonic magick within American culture (and elsewhere).
    Published By:
  • Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
  • Understanding the Ancient Tomes
    A short article written for Llewellyn's New Worlds of Mind and Spirit Magazine concerning the creation of Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires.
    Published By:
  • New Worlds of Mind and Spirit
  • The Holy Guardian Angel: Exploring the Sacred Magick of Abramelin the Mage
    This one begins with the history of the "Book of Abramelin" and an outline of the Abramelin Rite itself. Then, it discusses the magickal theory behind it. From there it gives a history of the Patron God, Guardian Angel, and Genius. Finally, it ends with some brief discussion of the Hermetic view of the Holy Guardian Angel. This is an abridged version of what will eventually be a much longer work.
  • Now also in Portuguese! : Explorando a Magia Sagrada de Abramelin, o Mago
  • Published By:
  • Diamond Fire Magazine.
  • Circulo Iniciatico de Hermes
  • Sacred-Magick.com
  • Medieval Magick
    Chapter One of Secrets of the Grimoires- Medieval Magick- is an exploration of the medieval world that gave rise to the classical grimoires. The relationship between these texts and the social, political, and religious circumstances surrounding them are discussed. Then, the history of the grimiores themselves are explored- first in general, and then in detail as the contents of 20 individual grimoires are outlined. As the launching point for the rest of the book, this chapter contains "all we already know" from other scholars that have studied the texts. The remaining chapters of the book will move into new territory.
    Published By:
  • Witchschool.com
  • Sacred-Magick.com
  • Textual Analysis of the First Call
    An interpretaion of the First Angelic Key as recieved by Dr. John Dee and Sir Edward Kelley in 1583. (This has been vastly expanded in my upcoming work The Angelical Language.)
    Published By:
  • The Enochian Linguistics Webpage
  • On the Origins of the Enochian Language
    Actually more about the nature of the Angelic language than its origins. Also discusses the many Angelic words with English roots.
    Published By:
  • The Enochian Linguistics Webpage
  • A Discourse on the Enochian Watchtowers
    Some important keys to understanding the nature of the Watchtower hierarchy of Angels. Recently updated.
    Published By:
  • The Terminal Journal
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    Essays about Hermetics, Qabalah and Gnosticism

    Enochiana: From Dee to the Golden Dawn
    A lecture about the development of Enochian Magick from Dee's original system to the Neo-Enochan system of the Golden Dawn, given at the Isis-Urania Temple of the HOGD
    Published By:
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 4, Ed 13
  • Enochiana: From Dee to the Golden Dawn Addendum
    Important Corrections to the previous lecture.
    Published By:
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 4, Ed 14
  • Two Thrones for the Golden Dawn
    An essay explaining the symbolic relationship between the Golden Dawn's Neophyte Hall and the Pharaoh's royal court of ancient Egypt. Includes an explanation of why the Golden Dawn does not place Horus upon the Throne of the East even in the New Aeon.
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  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 5, Ed 20
  • The Decad of Creation: Sacred Geometry upon the Tree of Life
    This essay is an example of Ma'aseh Berishith - a meditation upon the Work of Creation outlined in the Book of Genesis. Drawing from Pythagorean philosophy and the Sepher Yetzirah, I discuss the Sacred Geometry of the Tree of Life and its relationship to the ten instances of "God said..." in the first chapter of Genesis.
    Published By:
  • Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
  • A Clarification of Geomancy for Golden Dawn Students
    This short essay introduces both the traditional medieval and Golden Dawn systems of Geomancy in clear and easy to understand terms. Lots of diagrams for illustration.
    Published By:
  • Aaron Leitch's Homepage
  • Astral Vision and Travel
    This is a course in Astral Vision and Astral Travel. This has been a very successful astral travel course. Students often report positive results in a very short period.
    Published By:
  • Sacred-Magick.com
  • Meditation Basics: Calm-Abiding Meditation
    This is a course in Calm-Abiding Meditation, the most important first step in the meditation process. This was originally written for a larger Hermetics course at Witchschool.com, and has since been published in the Virutal Sanctuary of the Sanctuary of Ma'at Order of the Golden Dawn. Recently, it has appeared at ritualmagick.org on their meditation page.
    Published By:
  • The Sanctuary of Ma'at Order of the Golden Dawn.
  • RitualMagick.org.
  • Introduction to the Holy Tree of Life. (Mahaseh Berashith: the Work of Creation)
    This is part one of a series of four classes on the Tree of Life in Western Hermetic Qabalah. Part One introduces the student to the concept of the Tree, Divine Emanation and the Circles of Heaven. It also includes a glossary for basic Qabalah.
    Published By:
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Alphabet
    A beginner's class on the Hebrew Alphabet- or "Aleph-Beth"- written for WitchSchool. It has some good information about the origins of the Hebrew alphabet and language.
    Published By:
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • WitchSchool.com
  • Gnosticism: Sethian to Valentinian
    Available at last! Originally, this was a series of articles for Gnostic Cross Magazine. Then converted into a two-part lecture series for a Hermetic Society. Finally, the two lectures have been combined into one essay available here. Intended as a simple overview of ancient Gnosticism and its various mythologies.
    Published By:
  • Gnostic Cross Magazine
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • Shem haMephoresh: The Divine Name of Extension
    Almost everything you've always wanted to know about the 72-lettered Name of God. Needs updated with some new info I've learned since publishing it, but still one of my better pieces.
    Published By:
  • The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Homepage, Contemporary Essays
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • The Mage's Guide to Adepthood part I (Silence)
    The Mage's Guide to Adepthood part II (Will)
    The Mage's Guide to Adepthood part III (Daring)
    Some helpful hints for the aspireing mage- especially those of you trying to learn via the Internet.
    Published By:
  • Phantasmata Magazine
  • Sacred-Magick.com
  • The Modern Western Occult Tradition
    All about the modern occult revival.
    Published By:
  • Paradigm Shift!
  • www.WiccanWeb.ca
  • Sacred-Magick.com
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    Essays about Neopaganism and Wicca

    Stewart Farrar Eulogy
    I wrote this Eulogy for Stewart Farrar just after his passing, for posting in the old AOL forums. I had forgotten it was sitting on my tripod account with no link to it. So, here it is for all to see.
    Published By:
  • Aaron Leitch's Homepage
  • The Neopagan Altar: Shamanic Paradigm
    A short exploration of the significance of the mainstream Neopagan Altar. I intend to expand this into a larger essay, covering several of the more shamanic aspects of mainstream Neopaganism in America.
    Published By:
  • Goat And Candle
  • Wicca and Neopaganism: A Short History
    A common-sense historical overview of the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Recently updated.
    Published By:
  • BritWitch (British Isles Contacts, Journal, Resources, Bookshop, Chat)
  • The Thelemic Origins of Wicca
    An exploration of one of the many significant influences upon Wicca.
    Published By:
  • Conquering Child
  • www.WiccanWeb.ca
  • The Castletower
  • www.PaganNews.com
  • The Ancient Gods and Neo-Paganism
    All about Gods, what They are, how to work with Them, etc. Includes Santa Claus Worship.
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  • Paradigm Shift!
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    Misc. Essays: Historical, Social, Etc.

    Lilith: From Demoness to Dark Goddess
    (Updated version!!!)
    Published By:
  • The Lilith Shrine, The Historical Lilith
  • Pagan Dawn, Samhain 2000
  • Welcome to the Information Revolution: WWW vs. WTO
    Social commentary upon the Seattle WTO protests of 1999. For more of my political interests, see my StumbleUpon Blog.
    Published By:
  • The Terminal Journal, Winter 99-00
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    Book Reviews by Aaron

    The Grimoire of Arthur Guantlet – A Review Published By:
  • Ananael (The Secrets of Wisdom)
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine
  • From the Greeks to the Grimoires: A Review of Jake Kent's Geosophia.
    This is much more than a mere book review - it is a lengthy essay about the ancient Greek Goen, the Chalybes, the Greek Magical Papyri, and the Sabians - all important (yet little-known) forerunners to the Western Mystery Tradition.
    Published By:
  • Scarlet Imprint Blog
  • Hermetic Virtues Magazine, Vol 5, Ed 17
  • The Practical Angel Magic of Dr. John Dee's Enochian Tables, Stephen Skinner & David Rankine Published By:
  • Spiritual Book Review
  • Forbidden Rites, Richard Kieckhefer Published By:
  • Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • Spiritual Book Review
  • Stages of Meditation, The Dali Lama Published By:
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • Reflections on a Mountain Lake, Ani Tenzin Palmo Published By:
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • Buddhism With An Attitude, B. Alan Wallace Published By:
  • Diamond Fire Magazine
  • Healing with Form, Energy and Light, by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche Published By:
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    My Favorite Blogs (Blogroll)
    You may find me posting to some of these blogs, my work discussed on others and some of them just have good material of interest:

    Ananael
    My Blog - where I do most of my posting these days. Follow this one for all my laterst work, announcements, events, etc.

    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Blog
    At long last, the HOGD has created a blog, with tons of awesome Hermetic and G.D. essays and information. Hosted by Tabatha Cicero herself, you'll want to follow this one for sure!

    Societas Rosicruciana in America Blog
    Along with the awesome material you'll find on the HOGD Blog, you will NOT want to miss Tabatha's posts on the SRIAmerica blog.

    The Ruby Rose and Golden Cross
    Very rare! Musings on the Inner Order of RR et AC - you gotta see this one!

    Nick Ferrell's Blog
    'The thoughts, rants and ramblings of Golden Dawn magician and writer' - pretty much sums it up!

    Magic of the Ordinary
    Refelctions on the Mysteries by Peregrin Wildoak.

    Path to the Stars
    Deanna Bonds' magical journey as an 'Out of Order' Maga.

    Mishkan ha Echad: Quit the Night and Seek the Day!
    Musings on the Western Mystery Tradition - Golden Dawn, Enochiana and more from Dean Wilson.

    Light of a Golden Day
    An attempt at blogging from Olen Rush, a Heretical Kabbalist and Student of the Mysteries.

    Gareth Knight - News and ideas
    Gareth Knight's musings on the greater Western Mystery Tradition.

    Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog
    All things Tarot!

    Flight of Hermes - a Golden Dawn Blog
    A fascinating Golden Dawn blog by Soror FSO.

    Gleamings From the Golden Dawn
    A diverse and often humorous Golden Dawn blog by Morgan Drake Eskstien.

    The Golden Handshake
    Commentaries and new papers on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

    Head For the Red
    Also diverse, also often humorous - this is a Hermetic and Neoplatonist blog by my longtime online-friend Frater Rufus Opus.

    Eye of the Sorcerer
    The sorcerery blog of Brother Moloch, another online-friend of mine. He's non-nonsense and often cantankerous so you know this is a good read! I wouldn't call him a Solomonic sorcerer, but his work is often comparable to my own.

    Strategic Sorcery Blog
    By Frater Inominandum. Various posts about Sorcery from different perspectives. This one is hard to pin down - everything from tantra to chaos magick.

    Papers Falling From an Attic Window
    Dan Harms - author of the The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia. His blog covers all sorts of occult subjects, and he often reviews my work. And he's NOT nice about it one bit! So that makes it well worth reading, IMO. ;)

    Asterion's Occult Art
    One of those few-and-far-between traditional Solomonic mages - his blog is an absolute goldmine of grimoire magick and mysticism. If you click on this link, be prepared to spend some time reading and for a sudden desire to get up and try some of this stuff!.

    Practical Solomonic Magic
    Another blog from Asterion - but with a serious bent toward practical application. How to make tools, talismans, circles, oils, etc. Reviews of grimoires and more. Seriously, go here and click "follow." I'll wait for you to come back...

    A Magician's Workings
    Bryan is a traditional Solomnic mage that approaches the grimories strictly from the standpoint of their own cosmology. Along with his musings, he shares photos of his Solomonic tools, and they are beautiful to behold!

    Imperial Arts Blog
    Imperial Arts is another one of those true Solomonic socrcerers - with a focus on the Goetia.

    The Key To Clavicula Salomonis
    Musings about Solomonic Magick from a native Israeli who publishes in both English and Hebrew. He has a perspective on Solomonic mysticism that you just don't want to overlook.

    Aghor Pir - Musings of a Tantrik Sorceror
    Another one of those diverse and often humorous blogs. This one is a great mix of Eastern and Western ideas.

    Scarlet Imprint Blog
    Scarlet Imprint, publisher of Solomonic and Sorcery books. Stuff from me, Jake Kent and others - what more could you want?

    Mailing Lists and Groups
    You can find me posting regularly on the following mailing lists:

  • The Solomonic Group
    My own Group dedicated to discussion of the Solomonic magickal tradition as well as Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires.

  • The Angelical_Linguistics Group
    Another Group I created. This one is dedicated to discussion of the Angelical Language recorded in the journals of John Dee and Edward Kelley. I created this separately from the Solomonic Group because this one is likely to have a lot of discussion of linguistics, etc. Plus, it is to help promote my latest project: The Angelical Language....

  • The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Magazine
    An interactive magazine dedicated to the H.O.G.D. and all aspects of the Western Esoteric Tradition. Discussion is permitted but limited. Submit essays by posting. All posts are moderated.

  • The Magical Working Group
    A public Group hosted by the Sanctuary of Ma'at Order of the Golden Dawn. All Golden Dawn, Hermetic and Rosicrucian discussion is encouraged here- with a special focus toward students of the Western Hermetic Tradition.

  • Enochian-L
    During the 1990s, Enochian-L was THE place for current scholarship on John Dee's system of Angelic magick. Today it is very quiet- but many of the same people are still there and will respond to intelligent and interesting discussion.

  • The Enochian Group
    This is another hot-spot for great Enochian discussion. It is a bit more active than Enochian-L, so you will likely see more of my posts here.

  • The Ritual-Magic Group
    This is a low-noise Group dedicated to the discussion of medieval and renaissance magickal traditions.

  • The Alchemist Royal Advisor Dr John Dee Group
    This is a sister-list to the Solomonic Group - originally founded to host huge documents about Dee that could no longer fit in the Solomonic files section. Since then, this list has taken a life of its own!

  • PaleoNova
    An invitation-only Group. It is dedicated to authors, publishers, editors, etc in the occult publishing business. A great place to discuss the industry, seek submissions, announce availablity of new work or projects, etc. The PaleoNova Group has launched a web-zine called PaleoNova Notes. It is currently dormant, but will hopefully return one day soon.

  • EvocationalMagics
    A discussion group hosted by Brother Moloch, an experienced conjuror and sorcorer.
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