Working with the Spirits

Presented by Ian Corrigan.

While much modern occult theory is based on working with magical 'energies', ancient magic relied heavily on human interaction with the spirits - the Gods, certainly, but also the Dead and various non-human spirits of Land and the Otherworld. The magical arts contained in the medieval grimoires - manuals of basic magical practice - contain material authentically preserved from pre-Christian times. This sort of magic deals almost exclusively with contacting and employing the spirits in order to work one's will. We will examine the remnants of this ancient art in literate Pagan culture, and extrapolate on how they might apply in a modern Pagan and magical practice.

















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