Voting for your Shepherd.

A while back I was having a political discussion with a friend who told me that he stopped voting. His reason was something that I have heard many times before:

“They think we are sheep. I refuse to be a sheep voting for a shepherd. That is not freedom”. 

This is a good way to get yourself all worked up about how crappy politicians are, and maybe attend a protest against “the system”, but the logic falls away when you really think about it in a few steps.

First I asked my friend if he thought complete anarchy was good or sustainable. He agreed that we do need laws and government and so on.

I asked my friend if he ever planned to run for office. Of course the answer is no. No one he knows wants to either, and neither do I.

So since we have a need for laws and rules and general welfare, as well as people to oversee those laws and rules and general welfare there will be Shepherds. Since we do not ourselves wish to be the Sheherd we are the sheep.

So what could be more important to Sheep than who gets to he Shepherd? What an amazing thing that we get the opportunity to have a say. Even when both candidates are rich arseholes from privileged families only interested in maintaining their privilege – there can still be remarkable difference.

When the Shepherd decides that the best way to keep themselves set up as Sherherd with minimal hassle is to keep the sheep happy and fed and comfy it is very different than when the Shepherd decides that he doesn’t care what happens to the sheep because “fuck them, if they were worth anything they would be Shepherds”.

When aristocracy decides that the best way to keep themselves in power is to have a comfortable and free populace with moderate chance to move up in the world, and freedom to pursue their own interests and passions that is VERY different than when aristocracy decides that nobody matters but them and if they populace wants not to be poor they should just work 5 jobs for increasingly less pay.

In short, even if you work against the system, even if you hate the 1%, even if you want to go full Robespierre on the Koch Brothers and all their ilk – right now that’s not gonna happen. Right now you are a sheep voting for Shepherd, which is something that a lot of world does not get to do.

Here in the States, tomorrow is Election Day, so obviously I am writing this as sort of a voting matters kind of thing. But beyond that – when it comes to planning your magic and life it can be useful to realize those situations that you do not want to be the shepherd and perhaps work your sorcery to influence who does. After all, if you were the CEO of your company you might not have much time for conjuration or contemplation, but the person who is still effects you deeply.


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Thank You

StratSOr - Alone on the PathJust a note of thanks to everyone that signed up for the Strategic Sorcery Course and participated in the Global Hekate Rite. My inbox is filled with pics and recordings of people doing the Hallows of Hekate rite from all across the globe. The Strategic Sorcery Group is filling up with eager people ready to learn, some new to the path, others with decades of experience who are always looking to increase their knowledge and hone their skills. Warms the cockles of my Sorcerous Heart.

Just a note, it is never to late to join the course, you can continue to enroll throughout the cycle and receive back lessons.

I feel incredibly blessed to be able to do this for a living, and it is YOU who make this happen. Thank you.

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Happy Halloween and the Global Hekate Rite

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Happy All-Hallows Eve!

Just a quick note to say that the Global Hekate Rite can be done anytime between today and Sunday – the Day of the Dead. Same with getting in on the beginning of Cycle 19 of the Strategic Sorcery Course. 52 lessons for $150.

If you haven’t joined the course yet, come on in.

If you want more info, check here. 

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Three Days Till the New Cycle of Strategic Sorcery and the Global Hekate Rite

Halloween 2014Just a reminder that there are only three days left until the start of Strategic Sorcery Cycle 19 and the Global Hekate Rite on October 31st.

Its $150 for 52 weeks of lessons, lifelong membership in the Strategic Sorcery community.

To sign up, just click the paypal link below or write me at
for more info.


This is a recent testimonial from one of my students.

“I am someone who has dabbled in the occult arts with no solid ground to walk on. I have known people before who claimed much but offered little in return. I can say without a doubt that Jason Miller’s course and additional items of work and knowledge have left me a much more successful and accomplished worker in the occult. The basics and foundation have given me an increased base from which to work in and improve my own form. I have had incredible results from his planetary work especially. A client of mine was helped immensely due to a talisman created with Jason Miller’s “advanced planetary” magic book along with additional material from his strategic sorcery course. The client with a wooden solar talisman carrying the sigil of the sun received 17,000 dollars from a sale of two vehicles the same day and a reimbursement check from a company that owed her. I cannot begin to thank him for the changes he has caused in me and others”

Here is the full list of lessons:

Lesson List

1. Meditation Part 1
2. Subtle Bodies and Channels
3. Zone Rites
4. Thought management
5. Offerings
6. Offerings 2
7. Subtle Body Power Centers
8. Prayer
9. The Elements
10. The Elements Part 2
11. The Planets
12. The Planets Part 2
13. Azoth
14. Materia Magica
15. Materia 2
16. Materia 3
17. Amulets and Talismans
18. Tools
19. Magic of Place
20. Dream Sorcery
21. The Planes
22. Astrral Projection
23. Astral Mechanics
24. Artificial Spirits
25. Spirits of Place
26. Necromancy
27. Necromancy 2
28. Grimoire Spirits
29. Grimoire Spirits 2
30. Grimoire Spirits 3
31. SS Mini Grimoire
32. Spirit Houses
33. Meditation 2
34. 10 Principals of Strategic Sorcery
35. Set Point and how to Move it
36. Tactical Timing
37. Will and Willpower
38. Intelligence Gathering
39. Information Sorcery
40. Persona and Influence Work
41. Time Management
42. Strategic Sorcery Group Work
43. Healing
44. Attack Magick
45. Causal Level Magick
46. Financial Sorcery 1
47. Financial Sorcery 2
48. Financial Sorcery 3
49. Working for others
50. Sex Magic
51. Advancing the art of Magic
52. The Strategic Sorcerer

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A Simple Strategic Sorcery Rule of Thumb

I did a short Q and A thing for a Money Magic oriented group last week and came up with this simple rule of thumb for planning any kind of magical strategy that is meant to achieve real-world results:

You should be able to take the magic aspects out of your strategy and explain it to a non-magician and have them think it makes sense.

Basically at no point in your plan to get from A to B should there never be “The Underwear Gnome Gap”.  If we actually have something specific to achieve there should never be a part of the Strategy where we say “and now we see what Bune brings to us”. Unfortunately the more I do consults, AMA type things, so on I find that this is very often the case.

Because I am known for driving home this non-magic aspect of the work some people even come to me saying “yeah yeah Jason I know I have to do the work, so please lets just talk about how to summon Bune“. But that’s the problem without knowing the steps you have no way to really channel Bune, or Tzadkiel, or your candle spell, or your Dzambhala sadhana, or whatever it is you are doing effectively.

This is the cause of all the stories about magic working amazingly well but in ways that are not all that beneficial. Do a spell to get a job that pays $20 an hour and someone asks you to help them clean their basement for that rate – but its just a one day gig. Do a spell to find a lover with certain qualifications, and you do but find he/she is just visiting for the weekend. Do a working to lose weight and contract adult measles, losing 30 pounds for a month or so then being worse off than before.

When you think about it, the results are amazing in and of themselves, its just not what you really want. Channel that through an effective strategy and you can do amazing things.

Think like an ancient general preparing for a battle. You go to see the wizards or priests so that you can get a forcast of the outcome with divination, a blessing on your soldiers to increase their effectiveness, and overall luck with environment weather and no on. At no point does the wizard say “ya know what? I got this. Don’t even worry about how you are gonna win. Just send the troops out and you can stay home and binge watch Netflix.”

A good question came up during the talk: Doesn’t being this specific hamper opportunities for the magic to manifest?

Answer: Yes and No. At the head of your strategy you want to do one major working over the whole goal – something that guides the rest and creates opportunities that you may not have even considered yet. I call this the MACRO-ENCHANTMENT. You grab the opportunities that you want and create a full strategy to achieve those. Even more importantly though: you reject the opportunities you don’t want. Just because Astaroth thinks its hilarious to grant your request for a government job with good benefits by getting you an offer to be Security at a hospital for the criminally insane does not mean that you have to take the job.

The opportunities you DO want to seize should be met with a strategy that makes sense even without the magic. Magic works best at teetering tipping points in your favor, not re-writing reality from scratch. Your strategy should make sense and get you there even without the use of magic. Thus the rule above.

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Hallows of Hekate Global Rite – Oct 31st

Seal Sorcery Halloween Trick (1)
As you may know the next cycle of the Strategic Sorcery Course is beginning on October 31st and will be kicked off with a Global Hekate Rite. During the rite you will be joined by new students, current students, and alumni all over the globe.

The focus of the ritual is to ask Hekate to open the doors to your ancestors, open your eyes to the world of spirit, act as a catalyst for learning the arts of Sorcery. Our lady who is “beyond” has been an active force in the class from the very beginning and her influence can be seen in the seal of sorcery. She has proven very effective at boosting the potential of new students as well as focusing and empowering experienced occultists that take the course.

If you want a course that will teach you how to do magic that manifests materially and has thrown open the doors of adeptship to over 1000 people, this Halloween is probably the best possible time to do it.

To join the course write me at with the words Strategic Sorcery in the subject line, or click the paypal link below:


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Statements of Intent Part 2

A few weeks back I made a post about statements of intent. In the comments Rose Weaver, from the excellent blog Weaving Among the Stars, mentioned that “I modify statements even more so they reflect “is”. In the “now”. This practice of framing statements of intent, or visualizing outcomes to seem as if what you want to happen already has is a very common practice. I did it for decades and started back in the 80s when I read the Necronomicon Spellbook, in which Simon advised holding your goal as having already occured. As far as I can tell the practice made it’s way into magical practice from New Thought movement.

I stopped doing it many years ago, and as the concepts behind the strategic sorcery approach came into focus I actively teach against forming statements of intent in this way, or spending too much time visualizing things happening like this.

The reason is simple: strategic sorcery relies upon figuring out the most cunning steps to achieve your goal, then enchanting each of those steps along the way. There is a Macro-Enchantment that ties you to your goal – say your “spell to find a job”, but the micro-enchantments that impact every phase are what make the system particularly effective.

Look at Untitledthe chart to the left for an example of what I mean. The Macro Enchantment directly effects the goal, but so does each individual step. People that focus on the goal as being already achieved tend to skimp or skip on the steps needed to get there.

Focusing or stating that a goal is already achieved makes you feel good, but it does little to get you towards your goal, in fact often people mistake this feeling of success with success itself. See my earlier post “Setting Goals is not an Accomplishment” for more on how this feeling of success can blind us to what actually will bring us to the real thing.

Recent research into the effects of positive thinking have affirmed my observations. One study showed that participants who were made to feel parched and who visualized themselves drinking a cool glass of water were less motivated to actually get up and quench their thirst with real water. In study after study research shows that visualizing yourself as having actually achieved something makes you less motivated to go out and achieve it.

In the article above, they teach a mental contrasting technique that does involve visualizing a desired outcome, but following it up with visualizations or affirmations of the path that will lead to it, obstacles that you may encounter, and what you will do when you hit those obstacles.

I myself have often been far more successful fueling my passion and my magic by contemplating the negative implications of NOT doing something. It was only after I had children and needed to increase my income that I started my business – which in turn has led to my most creative and important pieces of magic. It is only after I get paid on a book that I can actually force myself to write it.

If you are looking to make big changes in the real world with magic, I recommend engaging in as little fantasy as possible, and instead focusing on the details of what needs to be done, and how magic can hep you achieve it.

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Tarot de Marseille for Modern Life – 5 Modern Teachers

No sooner do I make a post about how awesome the Tarot de Marseilles is than I find out about this amazing thing: Five teachers giving five talks on reading with the Marseilles, for just $150.

Check out the details. 

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New Strategic Sorcery Cycle and Global Hekate Rite

Halloween 2014

Five Years ago, I noticed a problem in the way many people were using practical magic. The spells, spirits, and rituals they were using were just fine, but they way that they were being used was not getting people anywhere. It was not being integrated into real life strategies that way that I knew it could be. I decided to offer something different.
On Halloween 2009 I started the first cycle of the Strategic Sorcery Course, and since then over 1000 people have taken the course and benefited from an approach to magic that makes real and lasting changes in their lives.

I am very excited to be announcing the next Cycle of the Strategic Sorcery Course which will begin on Halloween – October 31st

Every cycle of the course starts on an auspicious date, but the Halloween cycles are always special to me, and I like to celebrate them with a Global Hekate Rite.


To kick off this cycle I will be releasing a special Hekate rite that can be performed between October 31st and November 2nd. This rite is optional, but will link you up to a root power of Sorcery, as well as other people performing the same rite all over the globe. Reports from prior global rites have proved the powerful catalyst that these rituals can provide.


The course consists of 52 lessons arriving by e-mail every Tuesday morning for a year. In addition to this there is a student’s group and access to me for questions.

The cost for the class is $150

To sign up for the course simply write me at INOMINANDUM@GMAIL.COM for an information packet or click the paypal button below.



I treasure any feedback about the course, but I place extra value on students who already  have years and years of experience. I received this letter three days ago from a student who has been practicing magic for almost fifty years:

“I first became interested in the Occult around 1965 (I was in my early teens). Over the years I have belonged to a couple of occult fraternal organizations, read dozens of books, and performed some very dramatic attempts at ritual magic (with a little witchcraft, from time-to-time).  My results were less than spectacular.

For the past year I have been working slowly and carefully through the Strategic Sorcery course, and have only applied the most elementary material.  However, I have learned more, and had more tangible, verifiable results (financial magic, specifically) from Jason Miller in the past year, than I gained from anything I’ve previously attempted.  His instruction in the art of proper meditation is worth the price of the course all by itself.

I have paid more, and gotten less many times.  Thank you Jason!”

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Tarot de Marseilles

20141014_150507All my life I have been told, and read here and there that the Tarot de Marseilles was the “truest” Tarot. One early teacher even went do far as to say that everything that came after was not really a Tarot but an oracle deck as you lost the original postures and meanings.

Still, I dismissed the Marseilles for flashier decks with more overtly esoteric flavor, and most especially for minor arcana cards with helpful scenes on them.

About a month ago I was telling someone that I felt like Khabbala was the worst thing ever to happen to Tarot, and that I got much more out of the cartomantic interpretations than the Levi/GD derived stuff. I decided to delve into the Tarot de Marseilles and suddenly every other deck I have seems flat by comparison. There is so much “there”, there.

If someone tells you that Tarot is for psychological analysis, contemplation, and big questions while Lenormand and playing cards are for real world stuff, don’t believe them. Those systems are great too, but Tarot does the same thing and can be read the same way.

Though I have been reading playing cards for years, it is only recently that I have been reading Tarot in the same sort of manner. Only now just learning all the little legends and that people apply: the rope around IUSTICE’s collar is the one that LE PENDV hangs by, the woman in LASTOILLE becomes the woman in LE MONDE. etc. All that is less important though than interpretting the image in front of you in a straightforward manner. What direction do they face? What is their relation to other cards? Why are the magicians feet pointing away from one another? It is a very different Tarot than the Waite and GD derived decks.

If you want to dig into Marseilles a lot of people steer you right to Jodorowsky and Yoav Ben-Dov, but thus far I have found that no one speaks more clearly on it than Camelia Elias on her blog Taroflexions. The writings of Enrique Enriquez have also been very illuminating. I am waiting for Castle of Crossed Destinies to show up in my mailbox soon to see what it unlocks, and maybe pick up some tips from translating some Colette Silvestre.

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