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  • CMN Interviews: The Secrets of Helios and Getting Good with Alison Chicosky

    CMN Interviews: The Secrets of Helios and Getting Good with Alison Chicosky

    In our latest interview, the Practical Occult owner and professional thaumaturgus Alison Chicosky talks to us about her new book, The Secrets of Helios: Unlocking the Practical Uses of PGM IV.1596-1715, how to become better at magic, the necessity of magic in the modern world, and occult customer service. All this and loads more, so […]

  • Apotropaic Magic

    Apotropaic Magic

    Alison Chicosky of Practical Occult sat down with Alonzo Gaskill in this installment of “Religion Behind the Scenes” to discuss apotropaic magic (magic that wards off or turns away evil) on Patheos.com, the world’s largest English-Language Religion website. https://www.patheos.com/religion-behind-the-scenes/what-is-apotropaic-magic-and-who-practices-it Simple Web Page What is Apotropaic Magic and Who Practices it? Related Classes Protection 101 In […]

  • Kthonia Ritual Apothecary

    Kthonia Ritual Apothecary

    We at Practical Occult continue our focus on providing the utmost quality wares to our legions of discerning individuals as time goes on and as we expand. With the advent of our one-off classes which have in part a folk-magic focus on practical spellwork, we would settle for nothing less than the finest purveyor of […]

  • The Sorcery of Pentacles

    The Sorcery of Pentacles

    We here at Practical Occult make no secret of being great fans of Pentacles and their miraculous effects on our world. However, an often spoken-of but little elaborated-upon aspect of magic is the reality that the Solomonic Pentacles can be employed across a wide range of sorcerous systems and thaumaturgical technologies. With this class, Alexander […]

  • Spirits of the Fourth of Mercury

    Spirits of the Fourth of Mercury

    Much has been speculated about the Allatori, in the wake of the description in Clavicula Salomonis, MS Aub 24, 1674 which I will not repeat here. However I will say that the description from that grimoire is nothing like what I and others familiar with the Fourth Pentacle of Mercury have experienced. To set the […]

  • Mercury Success

    Mercury Success

    From the Veritable Key of Solomon: “For the success of Negotiators, Travelers, and Students.” In the Veritable Key of Solomon there is a pentacle under Mercury with the description “For the success of Negotiators, Travelers, and Students.” Working with my scryer, the spirits revealed that this pentacle was created for the wandering scholar who travels […]

  • The Saroth the Mage Experiment: Alison Chicosky (Results, Results, Results!)

    The Saroth the Mage Experiment: Alison Chicosky (Results, Results, Results!)

    Alison Chicosky, founder of Practical Occult appears on The Saroth the Mage Experiment for a video interview.

  • To Open the Inner Eye:
    The Fifth Pentacle of Jupiter

    To Open the Inner Eye:The Fifth Pentacle of Jupiter

    From the Key of Solomon: “This hath great power. It serveth for assured visions. Jacob being armed with this Pentacle beheld the ladder which reached unto heaven.” It’s no secret that many a frustrated occultist agonizes over the nature of spiritual perception. It’s further common knowledge to proclaim that the debate rages, externally and internally, […]

  • A Garden of Roses: Picking the Right Venus Pentacle

    A Garden of Roses: Picking the Right Venus Pentacle

    At first glance, selecting the right Venus pentacle might be difficult, even for the most discerning of individuals. From the grace-maker of the 2nd of Venus to the various forms of love-drawing glamours of the 3rd and the 5th, one has a variety of copper-colored shine to add to one’s life. When viewing them merely […]

  • The Cairo Zodiac: A Peer Review

    The Cairo Zodiac: A Peer Review

    Each zodiac has been consecrated using PGM IV. 1596-1715: The Consecration of All Things. “Give glory and honor and favor and fortune and power to this phylactery!” Guest author Sfinga writes about her experiences with Practical Occult’s Cairo Zodiac in this newsletter. When Alison first contacted me to tell me about her plans for her […]