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Digitalis, Raven. Goth Craft: The Magickal Side of Dark Culture. St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 2007.

-. Shadow Magick Compendium: Exploring Darker

Aspects of Magickal Spirituality. St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn Publications, 2008. "Opus Anima Obscura." Available online. URL: http://www. witchvox.com/vn/vn_detail/dt_gr.html?a=usmt&id= 30426. Downloaded December 10, 2007.

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ravendigitalis.com. Downloaded November 30, 2007.

divination Foretelling the future, finding objects and people, and determining guilt by means of information obtained from signs, omens, dreams, visions and divina-tory tools. Divination traditionally is an important skill of the folk witch. In some societies, divination has been performed only by special classes of trained priests or priestesses. Divination is an important skill for many Wiccans and Pagans.

Since the earliest times in all known civilizations, people have looked to supernatural sources for help and advice, in personal affairs and particularly in matters of state. Methods of divination involve either interpretation of natural patterns in the environment or patterns that are formed by the tossing of objects such as sticks, stones or bones. Information is obtained from the way smoke curls from a fire, the shape of an animal bone, the formation of clouds, and the markings on organs and entrails of sacrificed animals. The ancient Romans favored augury, the interpretation of the flight pattern of birds, and haruspicy, the examination of the livers and entrails of sacrificed animals. The augurs were a special caste of priests who read the signs to deter-

Lines, Zodiac signs in hand (JEAN-BAPTISTE BELOT, oeuvres, 1640)

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Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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