Accelerated Evolution

When I stumble upon a fellow occultist who is willing to share some of their accumulated knowledge the question of what is in it for them inevitably springs to mind. This is a healthy attitude, especially in a realm where those who would become our mentors can so easily cajole their neophytes into any number … Continue reading Accelerated Evolution

Contextual Pedigree

I have been lucky enough to experience many supposedly occult and paranormal events since moving from Fortean researcher to self appointed chaos magickian almost twenty years ago. However, as I look back with the cold eyes of a more mature, more questioning occultist, I am left embarrassed by what I so easily considered to be … Continue reading Contextual Pedigree

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