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  1. Roots of Virtue

    group study Calligraphy and Sigils for Meditation and Magic

    We have been missing a general purpose thread about the esoteric aspects of calligraphy and sigils for spiritual purposes, namely meditation and magic. Please feel free to share about the resources and teachers you recommend for learning the basics, your relevant experiences, and share some of...
  2. Earl Grey

    journal Earl Grey's Covid19 Recovery Reflections

    I am 12 days into getting a mild case of covid19. In nearly two years since the outbreak in Wuhan and about one and a half since it came into the country that I currently reside in, I finally caught the virus and have used it as a learning opportunity to test my practices and their effects on me...
  3. Roots of Virtue

    feedback A Curriculum of Basic Practice Instructions

    What makes for good internal arts to learn? Which skills and arts should the practitioner immerse with in order that he gains a reasonable understanding of how the classic spiritual arts of the world work? Here we plan and discuss a curriculum of basic practice instructions which the Alchemical...
  4. Earl Grey

    essay Using Magical Methods and Understanding Wishful Thinking

    Let us begin with these two videos to set the tone and expectations: This is what people think they are capable of doing and what it should look like: View: This is what people are actually doing and how it looks like: View...
  5. Roots of Virtue

    group study Ego, Spirituality, and Seeking Power

    Let's discuss the problem of seeking power in spiritual cultivation and skills. A great deal of good practice is about recognizing what is plain bad practice or improper conduct in any circumstance. You are welcome to share anecdotes about crazy ego-tripping practitioners and teachers. A lot...
  6. Roots of Virtue

    group study Short Reviews of Practical Instructions in Magic, Divination, and Other Esoteric Arts

    Here we compile compact reviews of practical instructions in book, booklet, and relevant electronic formats like Kindle and PDF. The instructions must have formal relevance to esoteric work: magic, divination, astrology, feng shui, etc. Meditative and inner alchemy topics go to another...