My secret life beyond magick

My first magickal act occurred when I invented a ritual at the age of twelve. I experimented with many magickal traditions and currents and started to get quite good by the time I was about thirty. When I reached forty-three, I began work as a semi-professional occultist, offering my services to others. I stopped that after a while and guided students directly into magick, without payment, through private workshops, tutorials, and shared rituals. Now, some years later, I write occasional occult books.

I also have a secret life as a novelist, amongst other things, because I think it’s important to have a life beyond magick. What’s the point of being a great occultist if all you can do is more magick? (My novels are published under another name, for obvious reasons. I’m not very famous and have never claimed to be, but I’ve achieved a level of success that I am more than happy with.)

The Gallery of Magick site has come about because it’s time to share the magick of The Gallery more widely. There are seventeen of us in this magickal order. We have found some wonderful secrets over the years. We’ve invented and refined a few techniques that make magick work fast. We’d like to share these, and I’ll share them here and in my books. I will also be joined by other writers.

Most people discover magick because they want more money, more love, or to curse people. There’s nothing wrong with that. There’s no substitute for doing magick that works. When your magick works, you get more seriously involved. That’s more likely to make you take control of your reality than endless hours of study and contemplation.

I hope The Gallery of Magick can help you get started in magick, or if you’re an old hand, maybe it will give you a few new ideas.

– Damon Brand

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