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Astral Projection

Astral projection is the act of separating your astral body or your consciousness, from your physical self. It is a (usually) voluntary out of body experience that allows the practitioner to perform any number of tasks as pure consciousness that would be otherwise impossible, or at least more...


Astrology is the art and science of predicting certain events and patterns based on the observation of planetary movements and relationships and the study of how these movements and relationships affect terrestrial world events and the health, moods, relationships and personalities of individuals....


An athame (pronounced: ath-uh-may) is a ritual blade used in modern Witchcraft tradition. In Wicca, it is a (usually) black handled, double sided blade, ritual knife. Its purpose is strictly symbolic. The blade is usually strait and dull. It represents the male aspect of divinity and can be used to...


Atheist philosophy holds that there are no Gods. It does not mean necessarily that there are no spirits, that there is no magic or that we simply cease to exist when we die, although many atheists do believe that is the case. The word comes from the Greek meaning simply, Godless. from a- without ...


When two objects are attuned to one another, they vibrate in harmony. Their energies are alike or aligned through a process of attunement.


Attunement is the process of bringing different energies into harmony or of preparing one energetic entity to receive and accept energy from another source.


In ancient Rome, an augur was a specialized priest who was consulted to translate omens and to use various forms of divination to decide the proper course of action. Most usually, the augur observed the behavior of birds but might find other portents significant as well. Augurs were often consulted...


The aura is a subtle luminescence that surrounds all objects hinting at the energy contained within. With training, individuals can learn to see auras and read them, using their brightness, color, and consistency to learn about health, mood and personality. Some believe that the aura provides some...

Ausar Auset Society

The Ausar Auset Society is a pan-African spiritual movement and religious organization based on a variety of traditional tribal cultures of Africa including, but not limited to Kamitic cosmology and philosophy based on the Egyptian Tree of Life and Ausarian1 religion of ancient Egypt. The society...

Autumnal Equinox

The equinox occurs when the sun is lined up directly with the Earth's equator and the Earth's axis is tilted neither toward or away from the sun. At this time the day and night are just about the same length, about 12 hours each. During the Autumnal Equinox, the sun passes over the Earth's equator...

The All

The All is part of the Hermetic philosophy as outlined in the Kybalion but similar to concepts seen in many other philosophies and traditions throughout history. The All is everything. Everything that is, was and could be. Real things, unreal things, truths, untruths. We all exist within the All,...

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