Site Documentation and Privacy Policy

What we are and what we do

In 2011, was founded as a teaching platform and library, owned and operated by R. Eugene Laughlin. The primary purpose of the site is to provide novel literature on contemporary magical arts. The documents housed here are freely available to anyone with interest. The site documentation and privacy policy and its rationale are provided in the interest transparency.

Dr. Laughlin is a scholar, theorist, and teacher with a ~40 year background in occult studies, magic practice, and Modern Paganism. He studied Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience through the early 2000’s. and continues to teach college courses in psychology and statistics.

R. Eugene Laughlin is the primary author of the literature available on the site, though affiliate authors may contribute may add to the library on approval. Registered site users may post comments to site blog post, and are subject to light moderation. Prospective contributors to the site blog or content pages may send a request to

Commercial Activity does not sell access nor host paid advertising for third parties. The content is therefore ad-free except for site theme-consistent product offerings from R. Eugene Laughlin’s own business enterprises.

A special note to long-time visitors to Free access to site contents in an ad free environment has always been a source of pride. The content remains as free as ever, but as the saying goes: a girl’s gotta eat. The Neuromagick Shop was added to the site during a major overhaul in 2020. That’s our alternative to selling advertising space to third parties, because they may use your data in ways that we won’t. Your use of the site is therefore as private as we can make it.

R. Eugene Laughlin and his wife/partner are small independent business owners. Patronizing the Neuromagick Shop supports the site and the Laughlin family, but that’s the extent of it. You will find all available products on the site Shop page. Products ads may appear on various content pages, unobtrusively at the end of the article. If you see an item offered that you might buy anywhere, we’ll greatly appreciate it if you buy it from us.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The site collects and stores the information that users voluntarily provide when they create a site account. The personal data users provide help us manage the site login and commenting and contributor systems. Site usage data is part of user experience enhancement.

User-provided email addresses may be used to communicate with users for various reasons, like comment moderation. We will not, however, mass email announcements or promotions, because we know you get enough email you don’t want.

We use Square for secure credit card processing, so their privacy policies apply to credit card trasactions. Users have the option to store their credit card information on to make future purchases more convenient. We use industry-standard SSL security protocols.

We will never sell any user data to third parties for any reason, nor will we disclose personal information to any party except as required by law.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Because we care about your privacy, we strongly advise caution when uploading images to our site.


The site creates, stores, and uses Cookies to manage user login processes, and for various processes associated with the site Shop. Shop-related cookies track product viewing on the site, for example. Shop-related cookies do not store or track personal data.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. For example, watching an embedded Youtube video is exactly the same as watching it on Youtube, and is therefore subject to Youtube data policy. Users who do not interact with embedded media will not be subject to that sort of 3rd party data policies. Otherwise, these websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, and you may request personal data removal. Some data, however, may be retained for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Questions, comments, or concerns may be directed to