Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Saturday, December 5, 2015
"But under this all is Death, the pale voiceless corpse, our lost stories, our tales tapering off into silence not for lack of words but absence of tongue. What meaning can we derive from death, when it is itself the Abyss into which all meaning leaks out?"
|Historical image, Brown Lady Ghost photo. Originally taken in 1936 by Captain Hubert C. Provand (Indre Shire Inc.), and published in the magazine 'Countrylife' in the same year.|
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
My piece today in Gods and Radicals is entitled "Magic is the Revolution" and is a rumination on the revolutionary potential and essence of magical practice.
I am also cooking up some new ideas for some posts here, keep your eye open for them, as well as writing some material for another project I may be updating you about soon. Exciting things on the horizon.
|Hekate, William Blake1795|
Saturday, October 31, 2015
|"Reconciliation" A soul painting by Duncan Crystal|
Monday, October 26, 2015
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
0. The following is an experiment. It began as an attempt to construct a coherent metaphysics simply, directly, and briefly working from experience alone and using as few assumptions as possible. This view was then applied to key elements in the history of religion and philosophy. Having done this the basic ideas developed were used to reconstruct elements of occult philosophy, practice, and several forms of mysticism.
Nude Descending a Staircase #2 by Marcel Duchamp
Monday, August 31, 2015
Jake Stratton-Kent’s Encyclopedia Goetica is a monumental achievement, but more than that it is of vital importance for practicing occultists, pagans, and all those who fall into both categories. A work spanning three official volumes stretched across five actual books, it is an invaluable addition to occult history, theory, and practice. I intend to offer, in this review, an extensive and careful consideration of the full sweep of the project but if you are waiting for the bottom line allow me to say at the beginning that anyone interested in western occultism and paganism must read these books. They are probably the most impressive occult works to be written in my lifetime.I will likely have a bit more to add here on this blog as I see what other folks have to say in response to my review and mull over the issues and questions raised (some interesting ones have been raised in the comments already).
I do, however, want to stress how one can pick up the books if one wishes to. Do not try to buy them on Amazon, rather go directly through the publisher Scarlet Imprint. If you are looking for the affordable versions you want the Rouge edition, which comes as well with an e-book version.