Coffee & Divination Podcast

Episode 32: Alison Chicosky on Practical Magic and PGM Spells

Our second episode of 2023, and it was a wonderful conversation with PGM and practical occult practitioner Alison Chicosky. Alison is the author of “The Secrets of Helios: Unlocking the Practical Uses of PGM IV.1596-1715” which was recently released by Hadean Press. She is a PGM practitioner, magician, and founder of the website. We had a lovely chat about the nature of Egyptian magic, obtaining knowledge from Spirits (while developing relationships with Them,) and deepening our connections to ritual in everyday life. I look forward to having her on the show again, and I hope you enjoy this conversation!

This episode aired 1/21/23.

Alison Chicosky
Author: Alison Chicosky

Alison Chicosky is a scholar and practitioner of a variety of forms of thaumaturgy with a focus on results-based magic. While especially interested in both Solomonic magic and the Graeco-Egyptian magic of the Greek Magical Papyri, she is also well versed in soul-flight and psychic magic of various kinds. The founder and force behind Practical Occult (, she strives to provide pentacles and other enchanted items drawn from a broad background of rigorously studied ancient arts, leveraging the systems of the past for practical modern use.