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This page contains articles on spiritual and occult topics. I consider spirituality an important part of my life, even though I rarely discuss it publicly. I prefer an approach to spirituality that is active and creative, yet deeply personal and private. I've discovered that occultism is the perfect way for me to express my spirituality.

Spirituality is a very subjective topic, and thoughts concerning it are very difficult to translate into words that are meaningful to another person. The function of these articles is more to arrange my own thoughts on the issues rather than act as a source for anyone else. But if anyone else finds them interesting, so much the better.

My path has always been a solitary one. I'm not a member of any coven, lodge or organisation. My methods and beliefs are eclectic and syncretic, and I'm still discovering their final, cohesive form, which means many of these articles may be outdated already and are subject to change.


Divination by Magpie - An article discussing the potential of the well known Magpie Rhyme for actual divination.

The Sword of Legend - A simple five card tarot spread.

Four Worlds, Pantheism and Me - A discussion of my essentially pantheist world view and an interpretation of the Qabalistic 'Four Worlds'.

The Magical Weapons - Thoughts about the traditional magical 'weapons' and their symbolism.

IAO: The Formula of Three - Some possible interpretations of the magical formula IAO.

Pentagram Swallowing - A very simple ritual for drawing in elemental power.


The articles on this page are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license. You are granted permission to distribute and modify them, as long as you credit me, Ben B. Bainton, as the original author and distribute the articles or any derivative works under a similar license.