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

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

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

A Current Meme

Five of Swords Esoteric Magazine is a passion project created by a small group of bleeding edge magickians, offered free in PDF format via drop box links posted on various social media platforms. Designed to showcase some of the more advanced ideas within the modern occult diaspora, this article was actually right at the front … Continue reading A Current Meme

Approaching Lilith

The following article is the second of a two part series I penned on the dark goddess Lilith for Spiral Nature, seen by many as the premiere outlet for occulture in the digital age, which went live in September 2018. Approaching Lilith was presented for subscribers only, while the much more general prequel Understanding Lilith … Continue reading Approaching Lilith