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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A to Z Blogging Challenge word of the day - Natural Magic

Hope everyone had a great day yesterday. Hopefully, your day is going well. If not then a quick lesson on natural magic might help brighten up your day.

Three are two division of magic in the Western magical practice, Ceremonial and Natural. Natural Magic deals with powers of the physical substance, like herbs, stones, resins, metals, and perfumes. Natural magic is less controversial than ritual (ceremonial) magic and is practiced more openly even when practicing magic could get you imprisoned or put to death.

It is governed by the Hermetic axiom of “As above, so below”. Basically this is a reflections of astrological and spiritual powers, by making use of the material reflections, the natural magic user concentrates or disperses particular powers of the higher levels of being. An example given in my resource material is: A stone or herb associated with the sun is infused with the magical energies of the sun, and wearing that stone or hanging that herb brings those energies into play in a particular situations.

Today’s word may not tell you loads of new information about the occult, but it might of given someone an area to question if your family believed on certain herb concoctions or even hanging charms. It sure did make me wonder if some of those old family traditions and herbal drinks that my grandmother used held a bit more meaning than she let on to me. Never know, the resource material says the philosophy is closely associated with the astrology and human medicine.

Remember all this information came from:

 The New Encyclopedia of the Occult by John Michael Greer.
This particular word can be found on page 323

Hope all has an amazing day. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to find out what word I chose that starts with the letter “O”.
Have a great day and remember:
 Let Imagination Soar
Write and Read With Creativity

Julia Matthews


  1. I have several friends who use natural magic and it seems to be good for them. I didn't know what the actual definition was though, thanks.
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  2. so that's what that saying means - I'd heard it, but not equated it to that analogy. Thanks, I learned something :)
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