Articles

Here are a number of of my articles. These are all free to download, although if you enjoy them, you might consider contributing to the Alex Sumner Appreciation Fund (see button on the right) – thanks! :)

Lucid Dreaming (second edition)

This is a large thesis on the subject, which covers everything from getting started to using Lucid Dreams for magical and other advanced projects. In addition, the following blog posts are also relevant to the subject:

Whilst these ones indirectly reference Lucid Dreaming:

My YouTube Video tutorial on the subject:

Golden Dawn Tattva Cards by Alex Sumner

Print these out and make your own set!

Saptantattva

Added January 2011. A new theory of the Tattvas, based on some of the more obscure teachings of Theosophy, which the author alleges was intended to form part of the Higher teachings of the Golden Dawn.

Enochian

My YouTube series on the Enochian Keys:

FAQ

I.e. of a magickal nature.

Notes To A Neophyte – Practical Magic

Angelic Invocations.

Angel Magick has long played an important part in the Western Mystery Tradition: however, its significance has changed and evolved over time. In this article I give an overview of Angelic Invocations and examine the work of three different people from three different periods, to show what each contributed to the subject. Published in the Spring 2006 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Herbal Alchemy on a Budget

In which I tell of my experiments with the “Prima” or the Alchemical work in Herbs: contains some discussion on the theory of Practical Laboratory Alchemy, and why Alchemy is inherently difficult if you do not have a proper Lab set-up. Published in the Autumn 2005 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

The same article in Norwegian.

Healing In the Hermetic Tradition

There is a long tradition of Healing in Hermeticism, which is intimately linked to Astrology and the Qabalah. In this article I argue that true Hermetic healing is superior in many respects to what is commonly known as “modern medicine” – and demonstrate how the modern Hermeticist may access the healing art in a practical manner. Published in the Spring 2005 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Isopsephos – Greek Gematria

A reference tool: the numerical value of Greek words. Published in the Autumn 2004 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

The Bornless Ritual

An analysis of the famous Bornless Ritual, aka the Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia, published in the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition. Should be read in conjunction with the above article on Isopsephos.

Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration, by Philip Heselton.

Book review, published in the Spring 2004 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Ordo RR et AC – A E Waite

98kb. Extracts from the diary of A E Waite, OCR’d and converted to Adobe Acrobat by yours truly. Reveals some of the relations between the various personalities involved in the Golden Dawn, written some time after the break-up of the original Order. Contains much speculation on the nature of the mysterious Third Order. Somewhat biased against Macgregor Mathers: Waite never spoke to him to get his side of the story. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Money Spe££s

This is an article I have written for the Autumn 2003 edition of the JWMT, on a subject close to a lot of occultists’ hearts. Whether they would like to admit it or not.

Pathworking on the Qabalistic Tree of Life

An article I have written for the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, with the help of the members of the MSN Community, Pathworking Symposium.

Spanish flagThe same article in Spanish.

Twenty Two Holy Names

Merkavah Mysticism

Can “A O Spare”-Sigils be used in Golden Dawn Magick?

I wrote this for the Spring 2002 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition. It describes some workings I did during 2001. This essay is also reproduced at Sigil Garden.

Book Review: “A Rosicrucian Notebook” by Willy Schrodter

I also wrote this for the Spring 2002 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition. In “A Rosicrucian Notebook” Schrodter collects together data concerning the myths and legends surrounding the Fraternity.

Meditation on the Qabalistic Cross

The Vision of the Holy Guardian Angel

The Novels of Dion Fortune

This is an article I wrote for the Spring 2001 edition of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

2 responses to “Articles

  1. Just to let you know that the link to the Norwegian version of “Herbal Alchemy on A Budget” has been updated. Thanks muchly to Dag Kongsvik.

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