January 16th, 2013 Wednesday day of Mercury Moon: Waxing 1st quarter in Pisces Incense: Marjoram Apprentices's Day Happy Apprentices's Day! If you are a self made magician this is a great excuse to treat yourself :) Today I thought I'd experiment a bit and divert my attention to some of Uncle Al's writings. Mr. Crowley certainly has a bad rep and there are those of us in the Golden Dawn tradition that may furl a brow at the mention of his name but, I cracked open his "Magick in theory and practice" and found it easy to read, with some great philosophy and educaitonal. Wednesdays are one of my ceremonial ritual days. I usually devote Wednesdays to healing rituals but, in addition to reading Crowley, and in the spirit of experimentation, I decided to adapt an enochian invocation for an opening of the key Tarot spread exercise. The invocation is adapted from a Portal grade ritual and is published (just about everywhere). I should also mention that the last time I tried a Portal grade ritual, I had nil to negative effects. After seeking some advice I was told to revisit the elements (my plan for the next year). In the meantime, I couldn't see where an adapted invocation would hurt and it could possibly ...