Mage Against the Machine
By Rohanna Irene
We are digging into history AND the mysteries... ritual, spells, tarot, taboos, traditions, sigils, and, yes, some psychology. Thanks, Jung!
What started as an effort of a few people questioning why magick is kind of to the wayside, discussing pagan and esoteric topics, and hoping to promote some greater good and do the great work, has now become a social/transparent... practice of sorts.
It's raw, yet evolving! Our eclectic collective is growing.
Come sit a spell!
Mage Against the MachineOct 08, 2021
What Is Required to Practice Magick On Our Own Terms
While we are working on this though, we did get the Youtube pag like go to our website!
In This Segment of Our Witchy Podcast: The place of society on magick. This is a tough subject because, on one hand, magicians of all varieties all want to have their own path (to some extent) while covering topics such as independent witchcraft, the power of one vs the power of none, and the future of our transparent practices here on Mage Against the Machine.
How far can any of us get doing only solitary witchcraft?
That depends on you, and what you want out of your practice... now doesn't it? Whether you are wanting to learn how to be a witch, need help with how to cast spells, or are a seasoned magick user and know where your path is right now, we are all on our own paths. Mage Against the Machine is always interested in carpooling for this purpose!
We have been dealing with some covid illnesses and other sicknesses in the fam here at the Mage Against the Machine, and so there are some gaps in between posting. We are coming back from a 2-month unexpected break to take a crack at the reality of a transparent practice and to call out to those that want to make a difference. This time of year is tough, with the weather changing and with a limited amount of people working on the podcast. Plus, as some people know, I lost one of my dads, as I was beginning this podcast. I think that this has really caught up with me, especially as we sent him off on his watery journey over the summer. He was in the Navy, and well, with (again) Covid, it was hard to make arrangements.
Not all of this is said in the episode, but as I think about the overall description of what this Mage Against the Machine episode was about, I think this contributed a lot to the actual mindset of everything over the last few months.
I do ask that everyone bear with me, as I find a groove again and wanted to reach out and let everyone know I was doing better. I have a plan moving forward, but the best-laid plans... well, we know how those go! So, in this episode, the focus is getting back on transparent practices, and really asking everyone to think about their own perspectives.
During this episode we provide some neat witchy facts and take a stab at science, truth, and relativity. Really, it is a bit of everything all rolled up into one quick(ish episode);
Also! News! YAY!
We have been working on the website a little - so it is kind of "a work in progress" at the moment. You can still see the general podcast pages, but a lot of the other details are lacking at the moment. It should be updated this month, and we will let you know when it is.
While we are working on this though, we did get the Youtube page up and have a new post there.
Our next episode will have more updates on events including astrology for the month and upcoming classes and the like.
Moon Magick Forecast for September 2021
Find out about the lunar cycle for September 2021 and the Harvest Moon. More Information: Find @ mageatm.com / Mage Against the Machine Main Website
Topic: Moon Magick Forecast / September 2021 / Harvest Moon
Hail and Welcome back! This podcast is all about the lunar cycle and gives an idea about what is coming up this next month! This is the second in an ongoing series, designed to help new witches learn about the moon phase cycle, as well as established practitioners. This podcast is hosted by Rohanna Irene, partially as a way to share her own practices and to grow community engagement. Please feel free to leave comments and feedback! We love to hear from you! ---- ------ -----
This episode discusses the moon phases for the month of September 2021. This includes the dates of moon phase shifts: We will talk about each of the following phases in more detail moving forward but let's start by listing the basic information for what to expect with the Harvest Moon this month.
We enter September with a waning moon, as the first moon phase hits the third quarter on August 31.
This means that on September 1 the moon phase is in a waning crescent. The new moon takes place September 7th, 2021, and will be in Virgo. The First quarter for this moon then, will be September 13 in Sagittarius. The full moon will then be on September 20th in Pisces. We will see the tail end of the cycle with the last quarter starting in Gemini on September 28, and sharing that transition into Cancer - reflected on the 29th.
Find out what to expect in the upcoming month of September with the lunar cycle and astrology.
The Mage Against the Machine Podcast is where you can find all transcripts and more details about the show. Please feel free to take a look at our website. We will continue to update there.
We post videos of the podcast and are working on a schedule to get these on there more frequently. This episode will be posted on Rohanna Irene's YouTube channel within about a day of uploading on Anchor.
Details about the Equinox and the Farmer Specifics of the full moon that was discussed in this episode can be found here.
August 2021 Magick Moon Cycle Forecast
Find full recordings and other episodes on moon magick and more at https://mageatm.com/blog-podcast/
Topic: moon cycle forecast / moon magick / Sturgeon moon.
Overview: The moon cycle can help anyone that wants to learn to do magick or simply to improve their practice. This is because the energy of the moon is one of the influential on our world, namely due to its location to the earth.
Focus and Function of the Moon Cycle Overview
This podcast is designed to focus on the transits and celestial energies present during the monthly moon cycle. Additionally, Rohanna Irene talks about her own practice and magick that she has been doing, notable changes she has seen this last moon cycle, and anything else that can help to illuminate the process that happens each month. This is the first in a series of monthly recordings, giving pertinent details about lunar energies. With the information in this podcast, you should be able to apply your knowledge and perhaps utilize the monthly lunar cycle more effectively.
**Note: For future episodes, we would love to be able to talk to others about their practices. If you have been wanting to call in and talk about your beliefs, tradition, or practices... but didn't know what you wanted to talk about specifically, this would be a great spot to join in! Just sayin' :)
Details For the August 2021 Moon Cycle
This month we are witnessing the Sturgeon moon and have a few notable transitions. Things should be lightening up overall, as we finally push through our opposition with Mars and some of the tougher placements that have been keeping many of us stuck in our rut.
Dates of Importance Include:
Moon Phases1st Quarter Moon - Aug 1 New Moon - Aug 8 2nd QTR - Aug 15 Full Moon - 22 Last QTR - Aug 30 (1st for next cycle)
Planetary TransitsVenus in Scorpio on Aug 7 Venus in Libra on Aug 16 Uranus goes Retrograde on Aug 19 Sun in Virgo Aug 22 Mercury in LIbra Aug 30
For those that would prefer to see the visuals with the dates and if that would help with your understanding of the topic at hand, we will be posting this up to our YouTube page and our website. Additionally, transcripts will be available on those channels as well.
The Do's and Don'ts of Magick
See and hear more from our website: www.mageatm.com!
In this episode, we are discussing the mentality of magick and explaining the modern practice of magick. The different faiths and thoughts about magick over the years have led the spiritual landscape to be what it is, filled with doubt, insecurity, and in some cases, fear. It wasn't always the case though. For thousands of years, as we look back in the historical records, we can see where society lived in tandem with magick and witchcraft practices. In our last episode, we discussed how there were cuneiform scripts and other ancient languages written down by scribes, detailing the interwoven magick as it was accepted. People didn't go around burning each other in witch trials. There haven't been any cases where someone lost their children for being a witch that we can tell either. Bending the natural energies of the environment with conscious will and direction kind of just seemed to be a thing.
In the modern era, there seem to be more rules, stipulations, and assumptions about magick. Namely that certain kinds of traditions are supposed to be a certain way. There are false histories. There are untrue stereotypes. It all adds up to convoluting a very simple practice. Sure, athames and wands can help to direct the energy and align with intent. But, they aren't needed. Humans have what they need to practice magick, inherently within them. The ability isn't evil. In fact, we would argue that it is a little different from prayer.
We have gone through a variety of traditions and what we continue to see is a simple way to practice. We see the base requirements and then discuss them in this podcast. Furthermore, we describe what is needed to be determined magick and how technically plenty of people are practicing every day, sometimes without meaning. Finally, we try to pinpoint some of the best practices for practicing magick.
Of course, we touch on what magick isn't and what not to do as well.
And look, it is all summed up in less than an hour. Progress!
Blessed be! Make sure to leave us some feedback and let us know what you think! :)
S2 Ep. 01 - Let's Be Clear on this History of Magick & Get a Timeline and Facts Together
(MORE INFO can be found at mageatm.com)
Title: Intro to the Detailed Empirical History and Timeline of Magick
Quick Notes: Last season we discussed what is magick and yet, there wasn't enough to really describe all that is magick in form, function, and purpose here in present history. It is a lot of information just to note and categorize details, events, and other contributions to practices that the average mage might include in their own practices. With that, we have taken a considerable amount of time to research the verifiable facts of magick... from antiquity to the present.
In this podcast, Rohanna discusses the major categories, contributors, and influences that have collectively brought magick to where it is today. As we kick off Season TWO we are ultimately attempting to create a sense of stability around the base of many modern practices.
Major sections, such as Neo-Babylonian influences thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia, to ancient Egypt, and then modern influences to present are being presented en masse with this recording. Please, take your time, and allow us together to begin to create a clear timeline of magick and witchcraft.
**Transcriptions and scripts will auto-update to the blog. Additionally, see additional reference links above and below!
Pre-Requisite Suggestion: If you missed the introduction to magick or witchcraft, please check those out before or in conjunction with dissecting this recording.
Some suggested topics for the blog and podcast to review first include:
Blogs:What is Magick? Brief Introduction to Hermeticism and the 7 Hermetic Principles
Podcast EpisodesIntro to: Ancient Sumerian Religion The Origins of Hermeticism Greek Philosophy: About Correspondences and Concepts
ATTN Hydrophant Students!!! Please include questions or develop the timeline dates on our classroom links!
Finally, got something to say?
Here's your chance to be heard! Record a brief message to respond, inquire, or simply say your piece! We strongly encourage anyone to discuss, dissect, and disseminate!
Conspiracy Theory: Sumerian History, Questioning Enki, and Gaps in Tech Evolution
Ep 20: The Ancient Sumerians
Ep 18: Rowdy Round Table with Guests: Bam & The Piscean Sage
Beltane Bonus & May Day Musings
The Classic Elements: Why they are the cornerstone to Occult Practices... PART ONE
Ep. 15 Mindful Meditation - Compassion / Self Love (Part 1 and 2)
Listen to more episodes, check out the blog, and get the latest updates on our website! Additionally, find us on social media @mageatm for FB and IG or @MageAgainst on Twitter!
Episode 15 / Season 1
In this podcast we are talking about meditation. Specifically, we are hosting a guided meditation. It was posted in singular parts on YouTube via Rohanna's page. Feel free to check it out there as well. The uploads on there are still a bit raw, and straight off of Bandcamp. With this recording, we begin to discuss the pertinent issues of today, including the scientific research into the mind-body connection and mind over matter topics. Stay tuned for that recording to post later today or tomorrow.
Please listen to this recording when you are in a safe location to do so. This is because it includes some guided meditation, imagery, and music. This is intended to be a guided meditation, in which you can do one part, which will take about 15 minutes. You may choose to do part two as well, at a later time or together. If together, the meditation should take less than 30 minutes in total.
You can expect more meditations from us in the past. For now, this is the first one that we have posted on all platforms. Thank you, everyone, for your patience as we get things up and running. This has been an exciting endeavor so far, and we couldn't do it without you!
Choice, Conviction, and Consciousness.
EP. 013 7th Hermetic Principle Gender -- Feedback Episode -- *Physical, Mental & Societal*
Ep 12: Hermetic Principle 6: Cause & Effect
OMG! So Extra OSTARA Episode!!!
Ep 11 - 5th Hermetic Principle Rhythm
Ep 10: Hermetic Principle 4: Polarity
Alchemy: The Gateway to Science & Magick
Hermetic Principle #3 Vibration
Hermetic Principle #2 Correspondence
Proof of Perception
Optimism Grabs Back!
Recognizing Patterns & Mindfulness
Ep. 4: Mastering Mentalism Part 1
The 7 Hermetic Principles
The Change of Knowledge
Ep. 01 The Origins of Hermeticism
Gotta Start Somewhere!
Get ready for a semi-social experiment, designed to build up. Learn the true history, purpose and power or hermetic practices, mysticism and knowledge. Stop trying to reinvent the wheel, or simplify working methods. Take some time to try them, and apply them to technology in the digital age. Bring the focus back, while peeling away misconceptions and biases. Challenge the mechanical status quo and incorporate the system, to get the quickest, most efficient and reliable results.... without skimping on the meat of the purpose. Occult studies have had the rules changed, but no one is keeping score. No one is paying attention. Legitimate Magick, esoteric knowledge... like bona-fide secret society, super important shit... is just sitting out on the internet. So... you feeling lucky? Ready to challenge the biases of the social machine? Better yet, why not harness that baby and see what technomancy is about? It is time, well past it, to have a modern occultist, hermetically, witchy circle type space.. Fighting the good fight should be out there, not amongst ourselves. Buckle up magi, and let's see what a few of us can do with #information, #aplan and #ritual.
#occult #hermetic #pagan #wicca #community #alchemy #goldendawn #magick. It's a lot, yes.... but we all gotta start somewhere!