- is "nocTifer" in KIAwiki because of the likelihood of being called upon to represent the infernal, wrathful, and dark aspects of life and universe to those who might be encountered herein.
- is nagasiva74 bryan60 w23 yronwode119 ( =276 (13x4x3) = 15 = 6 ).
- was born on 10/25/1961 (the rotatable year) at 9:32am in the Holy City of Saint Joe and was reared in the Valley of Silicon, Land of Califia, all his life being spent within the Great Northwestern Forest bioregion.
- has the following personal characteristics of note:
-- astrological (natal) chart analysis:
- form: TRAPEZOID (Satanian!);
- Scorpio-Sun: occultism, outwardly reserved or secretive, sexually motivated, may be vindictive;
- Taurus-Moon: cherishes creature comforts, inwardly stable, aesthetically grounded;
- Jupiter-conjunct-Saturn: prone to seeing both sides of every issue, conflicted on freedom and security issues, may seek restraint for later surplus (Satanian Philosopher!!);
- unaspected-Venus: may be unsettled without a suitable partner; could be distant with affections;
- Sagittarius-Rising: philosophical in outlook and general interest; may question incessantly.
-- palmistry analysis:
- F-1 on dominant hand] (genius/madman!!);
- stubborn thumb;
- sensitive hand morphology (artist/philosopher)
-- totem animal:
- SLUGS: dedicated to the Feminine;
- snails: domesticity is important;
- other gastropods: slow but sure, can be acid, emphasizes Yin potency.
(1967-1987 general curriculum w/ focus on math/science) (1977+ individual studies expanding in philosophy, occultism, spirituality, religion)
- attended schools in the Valley of the Patron Saint of Television (CA), excelling in all disciplines except penmanship and, later, drafting; focussed on mathematics and science in preparation for a career in aeronautics after having been a life-long fan of astronautics and their successes during his childhood.
- attended, after disillusionment, San Jose State University during the period between 1982 and 1991 employed at a now defunct non-profit organization called the "California Library Authority for Systems and Services" (CLASS, eventually changing its name to "Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services" as it grew and its mission expanded), which was supporting libraries and information systems for the state of California and the world. he worked there to support his part-time university attendance, again excelling in a focussed study of religion and philosophy. his contemporaneous and gradually expanding personal studies encompassed successively more controversial esoteric topics during a time at which he minimized his employment in positions of security and non-profit clerical (reflective of a limited Vow of Poverty).
- experienced, during university studies, an exploration of consciousness and conscience, and through this, a complete disconnection between personal life and social attachments or institutions, and pursued a reorientation of values and career, manifesting as part of a resolution with Death, a strict dedication to integrity, spirituality, occultism, and philosophy.
- dedicated his life, upon Saturn Return, to adoration and worship of the goddess Kali Ma with a change of name ("nagasiva"), divestment of many worldly goods, and pilgrimmages to forests and local spiritual centers. on 1991-9-19 he married his Goddess and became a neo-tantric monk, a (western) tyagi, as he understood it.
HOUSE OF KAOS
- continued his spiritual and arcane education, building altars and a temple dedicated to Kali in the suburban household he helped to foster with his family and friends. this became a shared, cooperative household known as 'The House of Kaos' that functioned as a meeting and support center for witches, mages, mystics, the religious and esoteric of various types, with the occasionally needful friend partaking of the generosity of the group assembled there for temporary lodging or assistance. irregular presentations by religious and esoteric leaders and representatives of numerous organizations and institutions appeared at the House of Kaos, where a lending library associated with the San Jose Public Library/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library served as as inspiration and education for all who came together under its roof.
- made pilgrimmage of several hours, attempted and failed twice before; tyagi arrived at the home of catherine yronwode, with whom he had shared a few emails and telephone conversations in anticipation of their meeting. falling in love immediately, they made plans for his relocation northward to Forestville where she resided and had several occult projects in the works. their wedding was a symbolic cosmic embrace permeating both their myriad projects during a time when Western civilization was in the throes of Millennial Fever, taking place as it did on the eve of and commencing their sacred union at precisely midnight on December 31, 1999.
- has these current social relationships:
- current: neo-tantric tutelary devotion with partner, wife, and guru, based in the county of Sonoma, where we collect and publish occult books, study magic, in particular hoodoo, run the Lucky Mojo Curio Company, the Missionary Independent Spiritual Church, and the Yronwode Institution for the Preservation and Popularization of Indigenous Ethnomagicology (YIPPIE).
- dependents: portuguese water dog, the Doggess of Wisdom, Sophia; Kitty Boy Floyd the Outlaw Oklahoma Knew Him Well; Copper Kitty; plus some chickens
- other affiliations: Ordo_Templi Orientis, Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn, and the Church of Reality
- is "self-ref" in Wikipedia because of the controversy which surrounds personal reference and the recursive nature of the pseudonym therein.