Zine Underground

As someone who grew up in London, a city as steeped in magick as it is mythology, the disjointed nature of the occult community out here in Cardiff remains a massive shock to the system. This almost dismissive nature is amply illustrated when looking for supplies. Sure, there are a few different crystal stockists of … Continue reading Zine Underground

A Magickal Gathering

Magic The Gathering. As someone who dips in and out of the hobby every so often I remain intrigued by what options a collectable card game format might present for those with an interest in creating novel ritual tools. After all, if there are occultists among us who claim success when working with blatantly fictional … Continue reading A Magickal Gathering

Sour Old Fox

Long term followers of The Vulpine Portfolio will have noticed the lengthening shadows weaving their way through my output since reinstating the Vulpine Voice section late last year. Honestly, as I grow older I find myself tired and disillusioned with both the wider occult community and magick in general. I say this not to seek … Continue reading Sour Old Fox

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

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