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Henry Fuseli – The Shepherd's Dream, from Paradise Lost
Source: Henry Fuseli, “The Shepherd’s Dream, from ‘Paradise Lost,’” 1793, oil on canvas, 154.3 × 215.3 cm, accession number T00876, Tate Britain, Tate, London.

Magic is the art of causing change through the agency of spiritual creatures rather than via directly observable physical means: such spiritual creatures being compelled or persuaded to assist, by the use of sacred words or names, talismans, symbols, incense, sacrifices and materia magica.
Dr. Stephen Skinner, in his Introduction to Techniques of Solomonic Magic: The Origin and Methods of the Solomonic Grimoires, published at Singapore by Golden Hoard Press in 2017; page 19.

Forthcoming is the opportunity to benefit from Jono’s occult wisdom and experienced magical practices.

His working of wonders, as it were, done under the name of Aquilifer Eremita Urbanus, sive Unares, “Aquilifer the Urban Hermit, or The One Thing.” His mystical moniker and necromantic nom de guerre discerned by Borden in trance when he began practicing as a solitary magician.

Derived from the Latin Aquilifer, title of the rank of Standard-Bearer in the army of ancient Rome. A coveted and dangerous post the incumbents of which would lead legions of soldiers into battle first, carrying before them, ahead of all, the sacred idol of the imperial eagle to which the role referred, while wearing the shamanic pelt of a skinned lion over armour.

On campaigns millennia ago, this individual was their vanguard of conquest, their leader of pursuits. Their undaunted, confident reminder of why they were doing what they were doing, for whom, and for what deeper purpose.

In this same vein, Jono stands sentinel astride the boundaries of two worlds. Ours and theirs, past and future, sacred and profane, present to guide those seeking more. By his workings making personal the universal, the magical yours.

He opens for clients the possibility of Divinations in various, varied, and varying modalities from tarot to Lenormand, playing card, oracle, and other cartomantic specialties.

It is my Will to inform the World of certain facts within my knowledge. I therefore take ‘magical weapons’, pen, ink, and paper; I write ‘incantations’—these sentences—in the ‘magical language’ i.e., that which is understood by the people I wish to instruct; I call forth ‘spirits’, such as printers, publishers, booksellers and so forth and constrain them to convey my message to those people. The composition and distribution of this book is thus an act of Magick by which I cause Changes to take place in conformity with my will.
Aleister Crowley (as The Master Therion), in his Introduction to Magick in Theory and Practice, published at Paris by Lecram [“Marcel”] Press in 1929; page xiii. Reprinted, in its entirety, as Part III of Aleister Crowley’s Four Books of Magick: Book Four, Liber ABA: Edited and Introduced by Dr. Stephen Skinner, published at London by Watkins in 2021.

As an author, ink on the page is Borden’s specialty. Therefore, as a poet and practitioner, his interpretations of what can be read in pictures, the language of symbol and metaphor rendered in illustrations on paper, yields powerful words with the potential to clarify, if not transform, your understanding of your world.

Look forward, also, to the bespoke composition of original Incantations and other words of power for spell-craft tailored to personal intentions and planned workings.

As well as the design, composition, and consecration of unique Sigils & Talismans the meditation upon, and employment thereof, in both ceremonial praxis and daily life will ensure for those commissioning them the manifestation of that desired. From protection to prosperity to more effectual spiritual operations and strengthened will.

Jono’s commitment to confidentiality and close collaboration with those seeking his Wisdom’s counsel and consultation, bolstered by years of dedication to these eldritch arts, will be sure to appeal to those seeking to deepen the enrichment their own path.

Whether that entails a detailed review of your practice and proposed outcomes, or takes the form of Aquilifer throwing his shape, discussing magic with you face-to-face. Spirits will be raised, so to say!

Contact Borden for more information and to book a reading or commission his services.

He who does not understand should either be silent or learn.
John Dee, in his inscription on the frontispiece of The Hieroglyphic Monad, published at Antwerp by Willem Silvius in 1564; title page. Reprinted, in its entirety, with parallel text in Latin and English, as “A Translation of John Dee’s ‘Monas Hieroglyphica’ (Antwerp, 1564), with an Introduction and Annotations” by C. H. Josten in Ambix: The Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry: Volume 12, Issue 2–3 (1964), published at London by Taylor & Francis in 1964; page 113 (article: pages 84–221).