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How Pop Culture Spreads Magic by Taylor Ellwood

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by Thomas Ryan

Taylor Ellwood is a student of various occult philosophies and practices, and is an exploratory developer and practitioner of his own system of ritual magic. He is the author of Pop Culture Magick and the managing non-fiction editor of Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press.

Recently, Taylor published an article on the growing phenomenon of communicating real esoteric concepts through fictional storytelling. Here is a brief excerpt:

“Pop culture is a viable medium for sharing esoteric concepts and secrets with people who aren’t necessarily practicing magic at this time. That such information is becoming increasingly prevalent speaks to the fact that it fulfills a need for our society at large that likely can’t be met through mainstream religious practices, which are less about empowering individuals and more about presenting a top down approach to spirituality that expects people to lessen themselves for the deity they worship.”

You can read the full article on Taylor’s blog, Magical Experiments. I highly recommend checking out his site.

About Thomas Ryan


Tom Ryan is a Freemason of both blue and red lodges, including the Silas Shepherd Lodge of Research. He is the founder and primary author of TemetNosce.org.

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