I’ve heard a lot of talk this Mercury Retrograde (as with all of them, of course) about how meaningful communication between magicians about occult matters is impossible. Most of it in doses of two or three paragraphs at a time, posted on occult forums. It sounds like nonsense in plain English. It sounds like […]Read more "Parson’s Fulminate: Towards Block Transfer Computation"
This is the first in a series. When I last attempted the Enochian Aethyrs, I was 22 and a virgin. Elements of my vision work from that time period have since come true in the material plane, others have been proven to be psychologically apt. I have not returned to scrying the Aethyrs for six […]Read more "TEX: The Testimony of Lead"
I have come to raise hell and rustle jimmies and I’m all out of hell.Read more "Get a job, Abe: thoughts on the Abramelin Working in Modern Practice"
The last work I did on this was May 20, 2014. The story left my hands at that point. I am no longer sure of this draft but a universe much like it will again have stories in it by that date in 2016. THIS IS MY WILL IN FIRE BORN. V March 20, 1946 […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Chapter V"
epistemic status: Blood and Gasoline I have been asked by the good folk at SlateStarCodex’s subreddit (Scott Alexander sure has his supporters, no matter how much he deserves the fight he started) to harden up my case a little bit and make the bet more attractive to Scott so he will participate. Given that […]Read more "Bumaye!"
I normally quite like Scott Alexander. Like me, I suspect he’s never had more of a creative peak or a vulnerable period than early 2016. I also suspect I would remind him of his patients. I’m fun that way. This is why it amazes me…worries me, even, when I come down from a manic phase […]Read more "Unfortunately, It Is The Current Year"
Sun and Steel Full text at the link. This is so perfectly a summation of my own desires, my own path, my own goals…I read the epilogue and made a noise much like this.Read more "Sun And Steel by Yukio Mishima"
http://runesoup.com/2015/12/flower-of-cities-all/ It is this particular attack of the materialists that is the underlying structure of the wider divide et imperia approach currently being dialled up to 11: your memories, yourexperiences are unreliable, invalidated. THIS is what’s really going on. Here at Orion, our goal is to make this absolutely, inescapably clear. And by doing so, we shall imagine a hundred byways and ratlines into […]Read more "‘Flower of Cities All’"
IV March 19, 1946 The Parsonage Jack and Marjorie Parsons spent one day packing and enjoying each other. They had chatted for two weeks before they even did any magick, back in January…well, aside from a general getting-to-know you roll in the hay, that is. So today was spent communing in the first serious session […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Chapter IV"
INTERMISSION And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you. – Joel 2:25 (Holy Bible, King James Version) III March 17, 1946 The Parsonage Pasadena, California The eggs were not runny. The bacon was not […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Actual Chapter III (Chapter Numbers Are Hard)"