Astarte is the goddess, the embodiment of the divine feminine. One of her titles was the Queen of Heaven. The Mesopotamian Goddess Astarte was closely associated with the goddesses Innana and Ishtar. The Mesopotamian region is known as the “Cradle of Civilization,” having begun the domestication of animals and the development of agriculture, and creating... Continue Reading →
The Tantric Process of Purification in the Kashmir Shaivism School of Hinduism
Before the beginning of my Satanic burning (shadow work), I underwent twenty years of burning through direct work with Shree Kundalini, also known as Shakti, the active form of Shiva. Any spiritual process of purification referred to as burning has a source of heat. In my conception of work with Shree Kundalini, the heat of... Continue Reading →
Writing a book about the Occult
I have an idea for a book. I have been wanting to write a book about the occult, an occult book for the practitioner of the dark arts, of magic. I have an idea! And... I think the book is about an energy that will "write the book itself." Because it is intelligent energy, energy... Continue Reading →
William Blake’s Four-Fold Imagination
—Cover image, detail from 'Jerusalem The Emanation of the Giant Albion' by William Blake, plate 53, printed in 1821— —Quoted text, from 'The Four-Fold Imagination,' essay on Aeon.co by Mark Vernon— "At the time, there were few with the eyes to see and ears to hear him [William Blake]. The industrial age was booming, manifesting the insights... Continue Reading →
What is the Left-Hand Path of Magic?
An excerpt from “Lords and Ladies of the Left Hand Path: Forbidden Practices and Spiritual Heresies” (2012) by Stephen E. Flowers, Ph.D – 800 words, 3.5 minute read – There are two major criteria for being considered a true lord (or lady) of the left-hand path: deification of the self and antinomianism. DEIFICATION OF 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 →
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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