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Queen of the Stars: Planetary Folk Magic of the Moon


The Moon has been hailed and praised as many things: from the very Queen of Heaven to simply a friend for the lonesome to talk to. There is undoubtedly an inherent silvery magic to our chalky guide through the dark of night. In this talk, diviner and magician Dr. Alexander Cummins will take us on our own night-journey through the various ways the Moon has been understood as a powerful patron for magicians, witches, astrologers, mystics, and shapeshifters. 

This lecture is an investigation into various astrological magical techniques and incantations to help cohere, grow, and develop one's own spiritual and magical practices with the Moon. We will discuss the flow and tide of the thirteen-moon lunar calendar and its associated rites, considering traditions of the Waxing and Waning, and the Full and New Moons. We will explore medieval and early modern grimoiric sources for perspectives on working with lunar spirits. We will consider the Moon's relationship with mysteries of water, dream, illusion, and the dead. There will be spiritual bath recipes, tips on using scrying mirrors, and overall an emphasis on the practicable workable ways we can align and engage with the virtues of Luna, the Queen of the Stars. 


Dr. Alexander Cummins (@grimoiresontape) is a professional diviner, consultant sorcerer, and historian of magic. His work focuses on grimoires, divination, and folk necromancy. He co-hosts Radio Free Golgotha with Jesse Hathaway Diaz, and can be booked for talks, workshops, readings, coaching and consultation at