As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having too much damn fun, and once again, we have passed the August 2nd anniversary date, which is an important mile-stone for this blog. All I can say is that the year has gone by in what seems like a flash of lightening! Still, it was a really good year and there were some very interesting articles. The blog is now averaging around 670 subscriptions, has 272 followers and nearly 193,000 views since it began. I am also maintaining an average of around 8 to 9 articles a month, with a grand total of 341 posts (including this one).
Since quite a number of those posts represent somewhere around five or more pages, that’s quite a lot of information for you to read and examine at your leisure - and we are only three years old! I am really looking forward to the next year, but I am going to have to start figuring out what I want to write about and what new topics I can cover in a more strategic manner. I have covered most of the topics that I would like to write about, but I am sure that much more will be forthcoming. If you have any specific topics that you would like me to write about, just drop me a line into my handy email box. I typically respond within a day or two to those who write me. For topic article requests, that might take a bit longer to realize.
Also, don’t forget to check the subject index (Labels) for the blog, located on the lefthand side of the page, just under the favorite blog listing and web site links. I am usually pretty thorough about putting proper labels on all of my articles, so by clicking on one of them, you can find all of the articles associated with that label topic. I often use this mechanism myself to find articles that I want to link to for the purpose of establishing a reference foundation or linking to a previously written article that is relevant to the current one.
Normally, for these anniversary articles I usually write about the year and what I have accomplished during that period. However, I would like to do something entirely different for this anniversary date. What I am proposing is to put together a list of links for all of the really good articles that have been posted since this blog started out, particularly those articles where I have actually experienced some real magical phenomena. Anyway, here is my list of all-time great articles, just for you in case you missed out on catching any of them when they first were posted.
Let me start out with the serial articles -
Abramelin Lunar Ordeal - A Complete Index Guide to Articles
Qabalah - A Complete Index Guide to Articles
Talismanic Portae Lucis Ordeal - List of article links -
There are eleven articles for this set, and I haven’t created an index for them yet, so here it is.
Some of the ten most popular or infamous articles on this blog -
1. Demon Lovers, Succubi and Incubi
2. Grimoire Armadel - Curious History and Use
3. Great Rite and Sexual Alchemy
4. Remembering Michael Bertiaux
5. Thoughts About the Qliphoth
6. Sex Magick Made Simple
7. Best of H. P. Lovecraft
8. Alex Sanders - A Pagan Magus
9. Non-Duality and the Qabalah
10. Jesus Christ - Myth, Legend or Historical Person?
So, that’s a wrap for this anniversary issue of the blog “Talking About Ritual Magick.” As we begin the fourth year of this blog, we will hopefully have many more interesting articles and concepts to float by you, my readers. One thing that I will note is that my ability to articulate often difficult and obscure points is getting much better, and this is due to the energy that I have put into the many articles appearing in this blog. My goal is become a much more accessible writer while still tackling some pretty difficult topics. That's a tall order, for sure.
Yet the real success story for this blog is to found in the many wonderful readers who link in every time I post a new article. I am grateful for your readership, which appears to be doubling every year. Hopefully this process will continue, and I will certainly do my best to make certain that there are interesting and compelling articles here every month.
Once again, thanks for all your support, comments and questions. You have made this a very rewarding experience for me, and I hope that I have given you some moments of inspiration as well.
Bright Blessings to you in the coming months (and I hope you had a happy Lugnasad) -