This is a first gesture towards developing a system to harness and direct the occult forces of a city or, perhaps better put, to manipulate the general nature of a city through occult means. In theory this could be applied to any environment but I live in a city and cities are likely the most complicated region for such a working so we may be able to get the full scope of the work in view by focusing here.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
|Manray, "Leave me Alone"|
There is a wonderful blog post over at Summer Thunder on the pros and cons of using the word "Warlock" to describe a male occult practitioner. I encourage you to check it out. The heart of the conversation revolves around two issues. First, that Warlock is a gendered term (a point the blog discusses brilliantly, but which I have little to say about here) and second that although it was originally a negative term it is worth reclaiming. The most likely original meaning of the term Warlock was "oath breaker". As the blog at Summer Thunder states its perspective:
"I like the term “Warlock”. It retains a counter-cultural charge, an unassimilated, deviating quality, some semblance of mystery and outlawhood. And it is a male term, and that is a valuable relief from the femino-centrism of so much neopaganism and Wiccan derived Paganism. It is not a term which speaks of male sacrifice, usable chivalry, soldiery and war service or a reproductive donation of sex or semen. Oath breaking is a good thing, when your oaths are coerced and in service to an oppressor. So I have to ask, if this term is an insult, who is it an insult to? A free man, or a good slave?"
Saturday, March 8, 2014
A Mystic, Magician and Theologian meet an angel.
The Mystic asks to be one with God, the universe and everything. With truth. He goes away having become one with the angel.
The Magician demands to direct the power of God, the universe and everything. To create truth. She goes away having directed the power of the angel.
The Theologian asks to know God, the universe and everything. To know truth. He spends the next thirty years talking with the angel and learns nothing.
The obvious message here is don't go to a Magician, Mystic or Theologian for answers. The Magician can give you power, the Mystic experience. The Theologian will give you answers, but you better have thirty years to spare and low expectations. But my intended topic is Enochian magic and the Theologian's Mistake.
Monday, February 24, 2014
My last post, concerning Astral Projection, was provoked by a question I received. I am looking for more questions or topics to address. If you have anything in mind send me an email or leave a comment, I would love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Despite my promise at the end of my last post to discuss the topic of Cosmic Weirdness in the context of Enochian Magic, I am putting that post off for a moment. Instead, I was asked for some advice on astral traveling and would like to share some thoughts here.
The world of the occult can be theorized as divided between the two great realms of Mysticism and Magic. Many people move between these realms, there are often very good trade relations across their borders, but they do not share the same aims or methods. I have found that most people, although they may practice both mysticism and magic, find one of the two terrains more in line with their talents and proclivities.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I was recently reading up on the odd occurrences that struck Royal Air Force Base Woodbridge in Rendlesham Forest England in 1980 while it was being used by the American military to house nuclear weapons. It's a pretty wild story, involving several different military men witnessing strange lights, sounds and U.F.O.s over a series of several days. The descriptions are dramatic, and the people involved are still committed to the reality of their experiences. It ultimately resulted in Rendlesham Forest being dubbed the Roswell of England. Sergeant Jim Penniston even claimed to have touched an odd glowing object he found in the forest after investigating strange lights outside the base. Touching it caused it to activate and shoot up into the sky at "impossible speed". During the experience he hastily jotted down symbols he saw on the object. Others witnessed massive space ships hovering over the base and beaming light into the weapons bunker (where, remember, nuclear arms were stored). The approach of the ship was even noted by two men on the radar before it hovered for a time next to the flight tower in which they were sitting. Investigations revealed scorch marks on trees and in the earth where the object was witnessed in the forest, and geiger-counters noted elevated levels of radiation in the area and the impressions left in the earth.
|Sergeant Jim Penniston's Notebook|