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Guerilla Theurgy

Guerrilla Theurgy, Videos, Cards, Angels is a crowdfunding effort by Jason Augustus Newcomb to “help transform the world for the positive with this multi-media magical art and action campaign.”

Imagine living in a better, happier, more peaceful world. Imagine a world where creativity, pleasure, joy and spirit received as much attention as commerce, industry, war and competition. We can create a better, more balanced world together, but it requires a shift in consciousness.

Guerrilla Theurgy is a plan to make the world a better place one step at a time by taking small actions in the world to help people feel happier and better, and to awaken ourselves. The specific actions are inspired by the set of 72 angels most well known as the Shemhamphorash. The power of each angel inspires a positive action or instruction.

72 short Videos are in production, each demonstrating one of these angelically inspired actions. See the video above for a fun example. These will be uploaded individually and collected with extras in a DVD.

A deck of 72 cards has been created which give detailed instructions for carrying out these actions. This deck is somewhat like a Tarot, but a Tarot of action rather than oracle.

Together we can change the world in a big way through small things that can be done every day or any day.

This material is created by Jason Augustus Newcomb, author of many books, meditation recordings, and Tarot decks.

The Brotherhood of Light and Darkness

The Brotherhood of Light and Darkness by Jason Augustus Newcomb, the 2007 hardcover from New Hermetics Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Jason Augustus Newcomb's The Brotherhood of Light and Darkness

“Alexander Sebastian is an armchair occult enthusiast who lack much direction in life, but his world is turned upside down when his police detective brother-in=law asks him to help identify some magical symbols scrawled at a gruesome, ritualistic homicide. The crime is so horrific that it almost seems the killer might be some sort of demonic creature.

Alex quickly becomes obsessed with the crime, wondering who could be practicing black magick right in his hometown of Arlington, Massachusetts. He decides to find out and is quickly drawn into the underground modern magick scene. He encounters a cast array of odd characters—an obese, narcissistic, drug peddling adept, a beautiful, coke-snorting, sex magick dominatrix, an insanely jealous Freemason who pontificates with a lisp, and many others. But is one of them a killer? Or is one of them a demonic conjurer?

To find out more, Alex joins the A∴R∴T∴, an international magical fraternity with a sinister reputation, discovering that the murder victim was a member of this group. He soon begins to have unusually vivid and peculiar dreams, and terrifying encounters with what appears to be the world of the supernatural. He can’t tell whether these experiences are magical attacks from the killer, or just the product of his overactive imagination. As he tried to separate fact from fiction, and find out who is responsible for murder, Alex also discovers the beginning of his personal spiritual journey into the world of magical awakening.

This story is drawn largely from Newcomb’s own personal experiences over the past twenty years actively participating in the modern magical community. It comes out of his real life encounters with secret magical fraternities and the unique, eccentric people that populate this sub-cultuer. Fans of Harry Potter or the DaVinci Code will discover what the world of magick and secret societies really looks like when you’re personally involved. It reveals the world of the unknown as it truly exists, with an insider’s view of the real world of Witches, Wizards, Rosicrucians and magical creatures.”


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