Tag: Pentacle

  • Sorcery of Solomon – Book Review

    Sorcery of Solomon – Book Review

    A review of The Sorcery of Solomon: A Guide to the 44 Planetary Pentacles of the Magician King by Sara Mastros, published by Red Wheel / Weiser. As someone who professionally makes pentacles, I was delighted when I heard that Sara Mastros was writing about them, and then delighted again to read her book. Grimoire…

  • Pentacles for Entrepreneurs

    Pentacles for Entrepreneurs

    As the founder of Practical Occult I know what it is like to be self employed and work to get a small business off the ground. It is amazing and rewarding to have the level of autonomy associated with being your own boss, but it’s a lot harder and more stressful than working for someone…

  • A Game of Hearts 

    A Game of Hearts 

    The Love Question is one Practical Occult has sought to address in 2023’s Love Magic class. This was done by approaching the sorcery behind the subject in a method that, while not shying away from the realities of life, still strove to remain ethical, focused and complete. The goal was to provide education that the…

  • Legal Victory Pentacle

    Legal Victory Pentacle

    Pentacle of the Angel Verchiel, Ruler of the Sun, resident of the Lion (Leo), most supreme for winning lawsuits and by means of which, there is nothing that you cannot obtain from its Judges, even from Kings.For Sunday under the Sun [p.67] Welcome MS 4670 (1776) In The Veritable Key of Solomon there is a…

  • Troubleshooting Pentacles

    Troubleshooting Pentacles

    In keeping with our commitment to providing discerning individuals with genuine, effective and awe-inspiring magical treasures, the effort to help one pick the right amulet for themselves and get the most out of it is essential. Oftentimes a person purchasing their first pentacle will be a bit overcome with the sheer wide range of options…

  • 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,…