NEW CLASS: An Evening with Benedicaria!

Called “Benedicaria,” “Medicina Popolare,” and many other names by practitioners and detractors alike, the art of folk healing and magic is ancient as the first people living on Italian soil, while at the same time modern as any of us living here and now. Shaped by the Etruscan, Roman, Catholic, and Feudal civilizations of the Old World, and surviving persecution in the New, this spiritual knowledge has survived tremendous opposition, only to find itself slowly fading away as a result of assimilation and modernism.

Join Agostino for an evening as he explores the history, cultural context, and practice of Benedicaria, alongside where the word originally came from and the contours of this fascinating interplay of herbs, saints, novenas, and magico-religious ways of thinking.

Registration is $15 per person, and includes permanent access to the full video. Registration is automatic for Patreon subscribers at the $15 and above level.

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A Lot of Words Saying Nothing

Toilet Paper

I’ve had a lot of writing ideas lately. One was about the Novus Ordo bishops’ directive for communion in the hand, which then became irrelevant because the churches were closed down.

Another is a post about a question put to me about Crowley’s so-called “Gnostic Mass” in relation to Catholic liturgy. This one wouldn’t be published until certain other things happened first, but after reading everything I could get my hands on about the ritual and watching twelve hours of video Continue reading

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NEW CLASS: Working with Our Guardian Angels

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Throughout history, nearly all cultures have believed each person has a teaching and protective spirit watching over them. Learn who the guardian angels are, who they answer to, what they can and can’t do in your life, along with how to recognize, contact, and consciously form a relationship with yours.

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Ash Wednesday: Into the Lenten Season

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Jesus Carried up to a Pinnacle of the Temple. James Tissot. c. 1894

Today is Ash Wednesday, also known as the beginning of Lent on the Western calendar.

Actually the season isn’t called “Lent;” its real name is “Quadragesima.” But when Christianity came to the English, the English decided not to use the standard names and made up their own instead (hence “Lent,” “Easter,” “Hell,” “Whitsunday,” and so forth). So if you’re ever curious why there are so many “Easter is Pagan” memes around a certain time of year, that’s literally why it happens.

For me, I’m not too concerned about the name. I’m more concerned with what the season can mean to a Catholic magician.

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NoFap, the Magician, and the Confessional

Magician at Play

Yes, this blog post is as cringeworthy as this image! (cropped for your protection)

If masturbation were “magical,” then incels would all be rich!

Come to think of it, they wouldn’t be incels anymore either.

So, why is so-called “masturbation on a sigil” a thing within the Occulture? Where does it come from? Does it really work? Is it just an excuse for people who can’t stop playing with themselves in the first place? And if it is, what can they do about it?

WARNING: This post is not safe for work (NSFW). It contains graphic descriptions of sexual acts masquerading as “occultism” and may not be for the weak of stomach. If you’re not up to this, you may want to turn back now.

Also:

DISCLAIMER: This post is going to focus on male masturbation, and is based on information I’ve learned in the confessional and in counseling sessions over the past 18 years. I lack the equipment or understanding to speak to the female experience, seeing that (a) I’m not a woman, and (b) women tended not to open up about this subject in the confessional (can’t say I blame them, either!).


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Memories of Love and Hatred

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Holy Family church in Dayton, Ohio. The Indult where I attended faithfully for years.

Over the past years since I’ve started THAVMA, though, I’ve been brought into contact with younger Novus Ordinarians who insist on remaining Novus Ordinarian, and have noticed something about their faith and approach to the Church that was missing in my own experience. There’s a reason I mention this.

Recently a conversation came up where a friend felt compelled to choose between two Novus Ordinarian parishes: one was FSSP, and the other was “On Eagle’s Wings” style of Novus Ordo. One priest in the group said it was difficult for him to be objective because his memories of the Novus Ordo Church were from prior to 2007, when the Novus Ordo Church was a very different kind of experience than it is today.[1]

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The Hail Mary in Hebrew

Ave Maria Hebraice et Latine

For those of you who’ve always wanted to know how to say the Hail Mary in Hebrew . . .

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Intentions for the Rosary’s Mysteries

13 - Descent of the Holy Ghost

If you’ve been paying attention, I talk about the Rosary quite a bit on this blog. Why? Because I’ve found the Rosary to be a complete system of magic and magical training.

In How to Pray the Rosary and Get Results, I went into more detail about the Rosary as a magical system than ever before, explaining pathworkings, troubleshooting for results, and even discussing how certain commonly-occurring prayer/magical intentions line up to certain Mysteries.

(Related Blog Post: How to Do Basic Rosary Magic)

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Meditations on the Latin Mass

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In the modern Church, there’s this emphasis on “active participation” during the Mass – by which they mean moving your mouth and raising your hands at the same time as everybody else – so much so that any semblance of not doing as the rest of the team is frowned upon.

What if I told you that when they use that phrase “active participation,” it does not mean what they think it means?

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Do Animals Have an Afterlife?

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Gray Lady. She came to my porch in 2010 and passed away in 2019. I still miss her.

On occasion, I get asked whether animals “have souls,” though the questioner’s real meaning is almost always: “Do animals have an afterlife?”

To claim there is a de fide Church teaching about this would be untrue, as the sources don’t fully address the question. Rather there is a majority consensus among textbooks that’s taken from Greek philosophy, and a “minority” view (most likely believed by most laity), with various Popes being quoted in both directions.

I don’t claim to know the “once and for all” answer, but I do have speculations and some very strong opinions. Following is an excerpt from Chapter 5 of my Handbook of Exorcism and Deliverance, where I attempt to square this theological circle:

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