Category: Greek Magical Papyri

  • Ouroboros Phylactery

    Ouroboros Phylactery

    In this Practical Occult newsletter, guest author Sfinga of With Cunning and Command discusses the Ouroboros Phylactery of the Greek Magical Papyri. Even when I first began exploring the magic of the PGM, the Ouroboros Phylactery (PGM VII. 579-90) immediately caught my eye. Perhaps it’s because I, as I often joke with my closest friends, am easily […]

  • PGMiv-1596-1715

    PGMiv-1596-1715

    The Consecration for All Things This Resource Page is a collaboration between Cory C Childs of The Shining Lyre and Alison Chicosky of Practical Occult “This is the consecration of all things. Address to the sun: “I call upon you, the greatest god, everlasting lord, master of the cosmos, who is over the cosmos and […]

  • How to Use Multiple Pentacles Together to Enhance Your Magic

    How to Use Multiple Pentacles Together to Enhance Your Magic

    When you think about using pentacles for your magical workings, chances are you typically are applying them singularly toward a specific objective or goal. This makes sense if you take a siloed approach to planetary magic and working with spirits that fall within a specific domain of influence. However, I want to challenge you to […]

  • The Blackthorn Grove by Amy Blackthorn: Practical Occult w/ Alison Chicosky

    The Blackthorn Grove by Amy Blackthorn: Practical Occult w/ Alison Chicosky

    Alison stops by the podcast to talk about thaumaturgy, the Greek Magical Papyri, and results based practices This episode aired May 18, 2022.

  • Glitch Bottle #82 – The PGM and Practical Occult with Alison Chicosky |

    Glitch Bottle #82 – The PGM and Practical Occult with Alison Chicosky |

    Why is it so important to approach magic on its own terms? How can we combat superstition in magic? What does “add the usual” mean in many Graeco-Egyptian Magical Papyri (PGM) spells?  Alison Chicosky –  practitioner and scholar of the PGM, professional pentacle crafter and proprietor of the Practical Occult online shop – shares about […]

  • Magical Experiments Podcast: Experimenting with Ancient Magic

    Magical Experiments Podcast: Experimenting with Ancient Magic

    In this episode Alison Chicosky talks about her magical work with Greek Papyri and pentacles. We discuss how to experiment and reconstruct ancient magical workings as well as how spirits can help with this kind of work. This episode aired January 21, 2021.

  • PGM VII. 193-96 For a Scorpion Sting

    PGM VII. 193-96 For a Scorpion Sting

    Not all magic is complicated. Our ancestors often used simple magic to handle common issues. Consider this scorpion sting spell from a collection of papyri written in Egypt during late antiquity. PGM VII- 193-96 For a Scorpion StingI first tested this when a friend who lives in Arizona posted that he had been stung by […]