I have been working with this pentacle for around sixteen years now. My relationship with it began when I was a neophyte in the Illuminates of Thanateros. In order to complete the training of an initiate, I had to choose one of the four elemental weapons to dedicate towards that initiation. I had become interested ...more
"The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter."
Back in 2014, Dana and I performed magic with Agent's M and V to aid Scottish Independence and shake the UK Westminster government to its core. M and V created a custom made image based on the 16th major arcana of the Tarot, The Tower, which they renamed 'Enlightened Independence'.
The card looks anything but enlightened, ...more
It's autumn again and with Halloween behind the corner we are slowly entering what call Black Rat season. I met the Black Rat for the first time in the year 2009. It was a cold evening in late November. I decided to make an experimental cocktail out of some ingredients I had in the cupboard. ...more
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
Now I have my own site, thank you @kiabot.
comments, additions, any feedback that you feel.... (including disagreements,) very welcome.
thank you in advance, a better intro, as well as some actual content should be forthcoming soon.... ...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 many other things in my life, my personal relationship with the secret fire, also known as kundalini started off as a total surprise. Before it happened I had spent over seven years hanging out with New Age and holistic therapy circles and I had learned lots about the energy work. Yet somehow kundalini ...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