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

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