There is something deliciously Crowleyan about ‘taking rooms’ in a European city for the purposes of a ritual.
I rented an..
It is a silly thing.
Invented as an idle doodle, drawn at a kitchen table. Used to explain an obscure element of the fictional world of a..
Famously, the Queen does not carry money.
Just like the deliberate engineering of our financial illiteracy through primary school and..
Today is the 260th birthday of the British Museum, which I marked by being in it.
Specifically, we were there for 2013′s blockbuster..
We are sitting in the best restaurant in Merlin’s home town.
It stretches over two floors and looks over the main square. We are the only..
My bus sneaks up behind him as it comes along the top of..
Strange week ending with a strange weekend.
So much so that I’m tempted to replace my existing astrological forecasting regime with..
Like mojitos, everything comes back into fashion again.
And like those who have been drinking mojtios anytime between 2008 and next..
In my baby wizard days, I was particularly enamored of Crowley’s presentation of The Trance Of Sorrow.
To experience ‘sorrow’ is an error..
A train leaves Nazi-occupied Paris for the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) in Basel. On board is a member of the..
All of this would be totally..
There are atypical phenomena which we have a fondness for describing as “being..
Not that impressive, you say? I wasn’t wearing glasses. But..
There is something so personally satisfying about ruins.
Contemplation and prayer come easily to me in places such as Bayham Old Abbey..
So I was very much looking..
When I say that the Welsh, in contrast to the Scots, seem..
Like so many eastern concepts that have migrated to the west, the notion of twilight language has undergone some small semantic..
The woman behind the counter points to the wall of books on her left.
“Everything to do with the death penalty is on this wall. The rest..
Glastonbury is like one big gay bar.
It’s a version of a normal thing where you are finally in the majority.
You walk down the high..
The destruction of the Cathars, Rothschild hoodwinking the entire London..
Consider two cornerstone contentions of chaos magic:
- Multiplicity of selves and
Seems to me they dovetail rather..
The old people say that after the Allies bombed the Japanese fleet in Chuuk lagoon, so great was the volume of wreckage floating in the..
“The nazi inquisitor didn’t pan out. Let’s get someone more vicious.”
In this case,..
“The artistic light that emanates from Greece is the light of broad day.
This early light of artistic dawn is less certain… but early..
Indeed, many of the Renaissance magicians..
The most recent trip to Hamburg at the beginning of the month coincided with some serious gales across Europe.
I was flying Lufthansa..
You ever heard the story of the Egg of Columbus?
Some Spanish nobles were remarking that the ‘discovery’ of America was no big deal and..
It was not so long ago that doctors prescribed cigarettes.
There was much consternation when Carcassonne was struck off the official register of fortresses in France.
Napoleon had inherited it as..