Philosophy, Occultism and Witchcraft Rabbit holes: Because Reading is Fun-damental!

[NB: Two things: firstly, sorry for the delay in posting, my mental health hasn’t been great and apologies if my writing isn’t up to scratch with the rest of my posts; secondly, I’ll probably update this post if I find new and relevant information to add!]

I did an interview on Monday for The Brit Witch’s blog, and I was asked why I started my blog. My answer: to help people feel a little bit less overwhelmed.

I made a previous post for beginner witches, but I thought I’d just expand bit on a piece of advice which is probably the most important.

What do YOU believe?

I can never get over how many people I meet that blindly follow without figuring out what they believe in, and its unsurprising that a fair few of these fledgling witches lose interest and end up stopping practising.

By far the most helpful thing for me was actually figuring out what I believe, and by doing this, helped me develop my own craft and spiritual practice, as well as strengthening my faith (because if you’re sceptical about something at first, forcing yourself to believe can have a negative effect on the rest of your learning).

Here are links to interesting information as to why magic works, the reality we live in and even some theories as to the meaning of life. Also: some of these may just be INTERESTING AF, with no relation to spellcraft, but obviously read these at your discretion.

DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of these theories, and also please be careful of trying any of these practices at home – ALWAYS make sure to cleanse and protect.

The Law Of One

The Ra Contact: Teaching the Law of One: Volume 1: ...

“I am Ra. The Law of One, though beyond the limitations of name, as you call vibratory sound complexes, may be approximated by stating that all things are one, that there is no polarity, no right or wrong, no disharmony, but only identity. All is one, and that one is love/light, light/love, the Infinite Creator.

The Law of One messages were channelled by a group of mediums in the 1980s, and these messages supposedly came from a non-human entity called Ra. Here is a link to their website, which includes questions and answers, however in my experience it’s a bit heavy to read – 106 sessions? No way bozo.

The Law of One suggests that there is a Divine Creator, but that Creator is us. My haphazard paraphrasing (which could be nightmarishly wrong but I’m trying my god-damn best) is that we are on a journey to find our path back to the Divine, and these paths can either be service to ourselves or service to others. If we don’t choose either of these paths and find our way back, then we reincarnate until we do.

For people like me (who need TLDRs), here is the synopsis.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini yoga - Wikipedia

This theory implies that in order to harness our true potential, Kundalini yoga is the answer.

Why a snake? The power of this yoga comes from the Kundalini (Sanskrit for “coiled serpent”), an enormous reserve of untapped potential within each of us, located around the sacrum or “sacred bone” at the base of the spine.

You can do a course in it for free, by visiting their website here, or just read up on it by reading the Wiki (yeah, cheating, I know). Interstingly, there was a Netflix documentary about a cult that was based around this practice, but I feel that that’s a really closed-minded way of looking at it. Russell Brand says it’s good, and he doesn’t (really) seem like a cult leader to me, so give it a try! (FYI if Russell Brand did lead a cult I’d be first in line. Love you RB x).

Alternatively, there are several Kundalini videos on Youtube – for example, this one.

I find this interesting as so many people have their own theories as to what Kundalini is (a magical practice or just meditation?)- it’s a rabbit hole worth going down, for sure.

The Language of Arithmetic

BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature, Harmony of the Spheres

Remember when you were in Year 8 and learning about equations and thinking ‘when am I gonna need this’? Well, according to several famous thinkers, the answer is ALL THE TIME.

These philosophers and mathematicians speculated that maths was the language of God, and that the universe was created through a series of equations.

See here for ya boi Pythagoras (remember him from GCSE Maths? I do). He is a theorist of Numerology which is another wonderful labyrinth of info. Here’s a YouTube video, too.

He had this theory about music, which I love:

Pythagoras pioneered the mathematical and experimental study of music. He objectively measured physical quantities, such as the length of a string, and discovered quantitative mathematical relationships of music through arithmetic ratios. Pythagoras attempted to explain subjective psychological and aesthetic feelings, such as the enjoyment of musical harmony.


TDLR: Universe corresponds with numbers which correspond with everything else: music, biology, sacred geometry, Fibronacci sequence, etc.

Also, the Harmony of the Spheres is a really interesting offshoot of this.

In conflict, here is what Aristotle had to say on the matter.

To go further with the reality is numbers theory, think of binary code and how technology is made up of numbers – isn’t it weird to think that we could be living in a simulated reality made up of numbers? Or a ‘real’ reality that’s also just made up of numbers?

The Fibronacci Sequence

This is a short one, and relates to the last point, but the Fibronacci sequence is too interesting not to share.

Here is the Fibronacci sequence:

Fibonacci Sequence Breakdown in JavaScript - Dennis Wang - Medium

Recognise it? It’s probably because a lot of things grow according to this sequence.

Further reading

YouTube video

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction you’ve probably already heard of: wish for something hard enough and that thing will manifest. This in my mind corresponds to witchcraft as a lot of that is about intention, so here we go:

What is The Law of Attraction?

The Law of Attraction examples

Law of Attraction official website

My only issue with their website is that it reminds me of that episode of The IT Crowd where one of the characters wishes for a helicopter and he got one- it’s the spacey header! (and the fact that the episode was sort of about this). Basically, don’t go too far-fetched and this will most likely benefit you.

Ancient religions and Pantheons

Here are some wikis for different cultures: you may find that you have been a polytheist for some time and have never thought about it! Definitely worth reading and seeing if there are any deities that you specifically connect to.

Greek deities

Roman deities

Celtic deities

Egyptian deities

Norse deities

Also worth reading about:


Nature worship


Animism encompasses the beliefs that all material phenomena have agency, that there exists no hard and fast distinction between the spiritual and physical (or material) world and that soul or spirit or sentience exists not only in humans, but also in other animals, plants, rocks, geographic features such as mountains or rivers or other entities of the natural environment: water spritesvegetation deitiestree sprites, … . Animism may further attribute a life force to abstract concepts such as words, true names or metaphors in mythology.

Basically what that quote said^. Everything has its own sentience.

Since ancient times, humans have attached sentience to nature spirits, and even inanimate objects like swords and ships. A modern example of this is when I have to put my stuffed animal into the wardrobe when we have visitors and I feel so sorry for him in there, even though deep down I know that he is just cloth and filling (I am 26 years old). It is interesting to see how many others have these feelings, so animism could be a valid philosophy, even if objects are inanimate, they may have some form of sentience.

Examples of animism

In relation to this….

The Law of Vibration

I realise that this blog post has taken a more sciencey route – but don’t magic and science go hand in hand anyway?

My last reading topic for y’all today is the Law of Vibration.

Everything in life is a vibration

Albert Einstein

The universe has vibrations, we have vibrations, and so does everything else.

“We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.”

Gautama Buddha

The Law of Vibrations states that nothing is ever resting and is constantly vibrating – some people have even speculated that our words and actions vibrate.

It is theorised that everything in the universe is made up of pure light and energy. If we look at an object, it is made up of smaller objects, and so on, and so on.

Waynes World GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Here are some links to get you started:

An interesting article about the use of vibration in crystal healing

A creepy theory and valid point of view on this is that we can only perceive what we can perceive: there could be things in the world that have energy vibrations low enough that we simply don’t know they exist.

Some of my thoughts on these theories

Even though nobody asked

When I was researching the Law of Attraction and Vibration, there seemed to be a lot centred around ‘getting what you want’. I personally don’t think this is the right attitude and definitely not the right attitude to be practising in your craft.

Having said that, I do think that all of these theories are worth keeping in mind: I find that numerology is extremely handy for tarot work and sigil making, and that vibrations are really important for energy work and crystal healing.

What out of these Do you believe in? Do you think that there is an omnipresent, one deity? Or multiple? Or that we are god?

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