Ideological ossification is a challenge right across the magical spectrum but it is potentially more of a concern with chaos magic because..
Been a trippy couple of days. I could tell manflu was stalking me from about Thursday when I started to cough weirdly at the gym. Anyway, ..
Do you know what a skeuomorph is?
It is a new object that retains functionally redundant design features. The general idea is to make n..
Sometimes it seems like you would be more right than you are wrong if you considered everything a cargo cult.
Chris has a recent post o..
In my line of work, I deal regularly with raw and aggregated audience data.
Raw data would be the number of likes or shares a parti..
Link posts sounds like a good idea at the time because you think they’ll be quick.
Mine never are.
I want to say things about th..
The person whose early work ruined changed my life probably more than any other.
It was personally gratifying t..
But in fact, the first episode was, in reality, the second epis..
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why?
Eschewing explanations based in particular worldviews, in favour of an emphasis on personal..
Two of the best books I have read in the last twelve months have been about the Devil.
Most recently, it was Peter Levend..
We have inherited an historic tendency to stack aspects of western esotericism in some kind of cosmic food pyramid.
More often than..
The portrait of Thomas McIntyre looks down on the revellers dancing in the inner hall.
An engraving on the frame says the painting is a..
Or possibly putting the ‘summer’ in Summerisle?
I don’t know. Scottish weather is notoriously changeable.
Anyway, I’m heading of..
He experienced and then wrote about one of the more famous abduction/encounters that became th..
There are atypical phenomena which we have a fondness for describing as “being int..
The destruction of the Cathars, Rothschild hoodwinking the entire Londo..
Consider two cornerstone contentions of chaos magic:
- Multiplicity of selves and
Seems to me they dovetail rather..
On first contact, everything I have ever been addicted to had an immediate effect on my energetic field.
My first underage cigarett..
“You know Prince Harry’s here? I just shook hands with him at the bar.”
My friend hands me my drink.
But of course Prince Harry’..
It appears the UK is back in recession. That sucks. Time to double our hustle.
What doesn’t suck is this announcement comes on the ..
Whatever word you use for whatever it is you think we do… we’ve been called a lot of things before.
Poisoner, abortionist, false-..
Even accounting for wars and famine and such our understanding of wealth has been reasonably stable since the development of agricultu..
You could probably say this most days, but there’s a fantastic post over at the Secret Sun at the moment regarding re-enchanting every day..
In August I came within a single day of being fired.
If the CEO hadn’t been on holiday in Tuscany at the time I probably would have..
Want to see what shoaling looks like?
Proper shoaling, that is… the thing fish do. In this case, sticklebacks.
Go and watch this v..
Collecting the little victories along the way is good advice for any reasonably complex goal, of course, because the universe has an i..
As Jan Fries puts it:
If the visions you are receiving are exactly like those of Castaneda (or of me, or of anybody else) you are pro..
Last night was spent catching up with a journalist friend who is rather involved in the whole UKUncut movement.
We were joking abou..
Do you believe in magic? Please.
If I ask you at the right time of day or in a room set to the right temperature you won’t even bel..
Is it a meme if only four people contribute? Probably not. Doesn’t matter. So far I like Rose’s response best.
(Technically there a..
At the risk of becoming the Jamie Oliver of food magic -especially when I’m obviously aiming to be the Nigella of everything- there is..
This review was a long time coming because, to be honest, I wasn’t sure where to begin. Is The Octavo that rarest of things… Someth..