Recently I came across the kickstarter for Power and Magic Anthology. It contains 15 comics about queer witches of color, created by 17 women, demigirls, and bigender people of color. This anthology is the kind of project I have been waiting for. The occult community with its wide diversity of practitioners has produced many amazing ...more
I used to pay attention to the cycles of the moon but in recent years I fell out of the habit. Celebrating the 8 festivals (Wheel of the Year) became more important to me. I began exploring Chaos Magic alternatives, linking the festivals to the 8 colours of magic. Doing so definitely added a breathe ...more
Mooncakes are traditionally baked for Mid-Autumn Festival. You can find out about the folklore associated with them in my Moon(cake) Magick blog. They can be a great offering or celebratory snack for any moon related magic. I improvised a recipe based on what I had in my kitchen at the time of baking. The proportions ...more
continued from Festival23 part 1.
After the opening ritual we stayed around for Cat Vincent's workshop DADA 101: An introduction to Defence Against the Dark Arts. The name obviously drawing influence from Harry Potter, this workshop concerned magical protection and defence, with a focus on using visualisation and energy work to create a protective shield. ...more
When a few months back I decided to describe a story of my spiritual awakening I was not aware how difficult it was going to be. This is my ninth article and I am still stuck at the very beginning. I think I will have to limit myself somewhat and skip the events of ...more
The seventh chapter of Chemical Serpents is titled “Illumination”. To illuminate in literal terms is to supply or brighten with light, in metaphorical terms it is to enlighten. Enlightenment is something spiritual types often talk about without actually defining it very well. For one thing it is not a state that once attained is ...more
Ego as the Sacrifice
Our ego is shaped by external circumstances, our environment, upbringing etc. We take it to be ourselves until something shakes this self image and proves us otherwise. The initiations such as Abramelin serve this purpose. In our daily lives the attention is directed solely onto the outside world. Our ego is built ...more
It has been a full week since the amazing Festival23 weekend came to a close, and I thought I'd do a quick write up from the perspective of Dana and myself.
First off, there was a LOT happening. In addition to the 'Pyramind' main stage, there was a 'Third Eye Space' tent dedicated to rituals, workshops ...more
Just like may other things in my life, my personal relationship with the secret fire started off as a total surprise. Before it happened I had spent over seven years hanging out with the New Age and holistic therapy circles and I had learned lots about the energy work. Yet somehow kundalini escaped my attention. ...more
"Be sorry and sympathetic for my terrible plight! " Moan the souls in all the realms that revel in their suffering.
"For I am downtrodden and shunned by all others, through naught of my own doing."
"Watch me at work and marvel, see how I employ my genius and meticulous manipulation!" Croon the rich and avaricious, who ...more
In the Cybermorphic Chaosphere system the sun corresponds to Ego. It has been something I always had a hard time comprehending. I grew up studying Kaballah and to me Sun=Tipharet=heart. Ego in my perception would be based 'lower down' on the Tree perhaps in Yesod (Purple). I was heavily influenced by the study of Eastern ...more
A few months ago Dana Varahi and myself were interviewed by Alyson Dunlop on her show, ADX Files. We discussed our own contact experiences, our use of magic, evocation and CE5 techniques, and Operation Intruder. This is a great show, and if you haven't given it a listen yet consider this a timely reminder...
In terms ...more
The sixth chapter of Chemical Serpents is titled “The World Dragon Tree”. The image of the tree as symbolic of the cosmos is a ubiquitous one, with Yggdrasil and the Tree of Life of the Kabbalah providing enduring examples. Traditionally the tree has come to represent a bridge between the underworld and the heavens, ...more
The fourth chapter of Chemical Serpents is titled “The Elements” and explores the concept of the Quintessence. Quintessence means “fifth element” or “soul”. Also known as aether, this was considered the highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy, the element that permeates all nature and is the essence of a thing in its ...more
Here is the amazing artwork by Janice Duke that will feature on the cover of my upcoming book Daimonic Essense. The book charts my journey into researching and making Abramelin Oil and Incense. It will introduce the reader to its rich historical and multicultural background dating to ancient Babylon and Egypt. It will present the ...more
M.I.B. HQ; 07:13 Sidereal Time; Tuesday14.06.2016
Owls are not what they seem.
The Giant in Twin Peaks.
I came across Mike Clelland when listening to podcastufo.com and the stories he described intrigued me. I found other interviews with him and ended up listening to them all. I rarely do that unless I am really impressed with the speaker. ...more
It has been nearly 3 months since I completed my Abramelin Operation. In the last weeks of it I began working on a sculpture representing my Daimon or Holy Guardian Alien as I like to call them. The representation, needless to say, is a frivolous attempt at channeling the inexpressible qualities of this entity. I ...more
The third chapter of Chemical Serpents is titled “Trinity”, with each of my illustrations for it concerning threes and trinities. You may have noticed that the first chapter, the second and this one, concern the one, then the one becoming two, and now the three, or the two becoming three. This theme carries forward ...more
Yet another bit of my awakening story. For those of you who can't remember it I would advise you to read at least one of my articles before you continue the reading.
Towards the end of 2014 I have experienced a full blown kundalini awakening. A sudden awakening of a secret fire is a mind blowing ...more
The second chapter of Chemical Serpents is titled “Eggs and the Androgynous Child”, carrying the general theme of serpent symbolism into its relation to eggs, their offspring and serpent-like mythic beings, with specific reference to the Philosophers Egg, the Cosmic Egg, the Monas Hieroglyph, and the figures of the Androgyne, Baphomet, N’Aton and Sophia.