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"
“We’re done. Just let it be done.” It is finished. The Christian story is the story of rational law being wielded as a club, and this being transcended by grace. It is the story of how an entire planet learned to love, instead of trying to beat the house. But there is a side of the […]Read more "How To Build A World That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later: No Man’s Tale"
The prologue for this is set in 1961, after fifteen years of divergence. The Daughter of Babalon careens toward the decade of decision…and a date with an important figure. This took me seven months of research and plotting, all of which amounted to 51 of the best pages I’ve ever written…but alas, the drive exploded […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Prologue"
Continued from September 8th…to this day I have no idea where I was even going with this. Drunk writing produces incredible effects on prose, plot and character psychology….like hitting the whole thing with oil paints and a ring modulator. But it tends to sacrifice any crisp realness and immediacy to do so. A sort of […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Block 1 Draft, Part 2 (final!)"
I don’t really have better names for these drafts. I feel like I ought to, because the latter two are so different in tone from Block Zero. I almost feel like I’m harping too much on this theme…but I’m tired. It’s 3:26 AM, Friday, September 4th. I ache all over from bowling. I have to […]Read more "The House That Jack Built: Block One, Part One"