Tag: PGM

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • In the Company of Stars Podcast Ep3: Exploring Pentacles and the PGM with Alison Chicosky

    In the Company of Stars Podcast Ep3: Exploring Pentacles and the PGM with Alison Chicosky

    In this episode BJ Swain interviews professional pentacle maker and Greek Magical Papyri scholar, Alison Chicosky. We discuss growing up with witchcraft, exploring the Greek Magical Papyri, and making the pentacles of Solomon. We also spend some time talking about approaching magic as a real source of real results and good business practices for occultists! […]

  • 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 […]