Black Dog Blues

Most magickians fall afoul of depression at some point in their lives. It comes with the territory for individuals who consistently push the boundaries of consensus reality, descending like a numbing cloak to paralyse otherwise brilliant minds past the point of complete inertia. Perhaps it is a direct result of living lifestyles which enhance our … Continue reading Black Dog Blues

Ave Lilith

Lilith. Oh, but how easily a name can conjure up such angst, especially with regards to the prevailing Judeo-Christian worldview that seeps its insidious way into even the hardest of agnostic’s hearts. Screech Owl. Queen of the succubi. For some, the first vampire, for others, the first woman. Since the Garden of Eden she has … Continue reading Ave Lilith

A Historical Divide

Anyone with an interest in the history of both Neopaganism and the wider magickal movement should understand just how deeply people who claim to control unseen forces are mistrusted by the mainstream. Even before the days of the organised church those with a calling that could be considered mystical were doomed to be ostracised by … Continue reading A Historical Divide

Expendable Assets

Morality in occultism tends to be a touchy area. Believing that magick is neither black nor white I have never held much truck with the concepts of Karma or three fold return, nor will I undertake penance for actions that others might consider to be negative either. Instead I live by my own immoral code, trying to … Continue reading Expendable Assets

October Rust

I am always melancholy around my birthday. Perhaps it comes from edging past forty, but my thoughts inevitably turn to darker things as October rolls around. This year I am doubly troubled, as my natural nihilism coupled with the stresses and strains of already being unwell during the greatest modern pandemic since the Spanish Flu … Continue reading October Rust

Internet Kids

There is a running joke among many occultists about the so-called internet kids, an eclectic group of less experienced magickians who boast strong ties to pop culture. Suffering from some form of retrograde amnesia the ever judgemental wizards from Generation Hex seem to forget that back in the early 2000's they themselves were the new … Continue reading Internet Kids