The Current demands all

I suddenly feel emotionally wobbly, as though I trudged through some lifelong, heavy emotions. I let go of the mundane. I made more room physically and spiritually for my path as a mage. An online form of socializing crept up to filling at least two hours per night of my time. Time when I could... Continue Reading →

The crucible of bliss

— From the Draconian Ritual Book (2016), by Asenath Mason, p. 177, (emphasis mine) — THE PROCESS OF ASCENT ON THE DRACONIAN PATH: My experience of being transformed by bliss In Draconian rites of invocation the essence of gods and spirits is summoned both into the body and into the mind of the practitioner. This... Continue Reading →

Evocation of Lucifer

I am learning that opening myself to energies and entities is as important—or more so,—than what I do or do not do in my workings. I found an excellent description of this experience in the book "Draconian Ritual Book" (2016), p. 177, which I have excerpted in my next post, here. I have had the... Continue Reading →

Dark Academia, the “Western Canon,” and the Decline of the Humanities

by Spencer McDaniel In around mid-July, I found out that there is apparently a huge internet “aesthetic” movement called “dark academia” that centers around a highly romanticized impression of what humanities scholars and students—especially those in the fields of classics, English, history, and philosophy—dressed and lived like in the twentieth century. Aspects of the aesthetic... Continue Reading →

Dark Academia

A scene from "Dead Poets Society" From the Aesthetics Wiki: "Dark Academia" Dark academia is a popular academic aesthetic that revolves around classic literature, the pursuit of self-discovery and a general passion for knowledge and learning. It is one of several variations of academia aesthetic, each with a unique subject focus. Dark academia's visuals stem primarily from... Continue Reading →

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