Chaos Magick and Commodore 64s: Why traditional ceremonial magick is waning in the new Aeon

Chaos Magick and Commodore 64s: Why traditional ceremonial magick is waning in the new Aeon

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Chaos_Star_Divine_SparkI’ve had a computer nearly my entire 33 years. In fact, I still remember the command line sequence to boot up games on my long dead Commodore 64(LOAD”*”,8,1 if you cared). I’ve had imbedded in me the idea that a simple command line, or the pressing of ‘start’ can call into existence, rather quickly, an entire new reality in which I could exist. And, because of…

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Who Knew the US Army was in the Business of Building Pyramids?

Who Knew the US Army was in the Business of Building Pyramids?

qadddwyltt98t8esltsoWith all of the pyramids around the world, it seems clear that the ancients had an affinity for lasting architecture.  They built things to withstand the winds of time.  At least, they built certain things to last.  Temples, tombs, ceremonial chambers and all kinds of sacred sites litter the landscape all across this planet, each one from an age lost to antiquity.  Often, though, what didn’t…

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Strange Symbols Appearing in UK Are Reminiscent of the Toynbee Tiles

Strange Symbols Appearing in UK Are Reminiscent of the Toynbee Tiles

A typical Toynbee Tile

A typical Toynbee Tile

There are many ways one can express oneself in today’s world.  I choose the written word, others choose song, still others choose dance, photography, sculpture, paint, and even graffiti, and that last one presents some interesting, if cryptic, works for us to ponder.

Even within that…genre…of art, there are many types, styles, and motivations.  There are many perspectives…

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A Series of Cryptic Letters Turn Up at a Canadian University: Can You Crack the Code?

A Series of Cryptic Letters Turn Up at a Canadian University: Can You Crack the Code?

An edited image of one of the Weldon Letters

An edited image of one of the Weldon Letters

Most of you know that I’m a Cannuckian (A.K.A Flannel Shirt Wearer, A.K.A Neighbour to the north, A.K.A Resident of America’s Hat)  Much of my writing though, focuses on locales far from my little hometown.  Weird stuff happens all over the world, some places more than others (looking at you Australia), and it’s relatively rare that I get to report on…

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A Review of Periphery by Alexx Bollen

A Review of Periphery by Alexx Bollen

18127917This book will change you. You may question your sanity before the end, and you will certainly question the author’s.

Periphery is a complicated book, but therein lays its charm. Alexx Bollen is a masterful wordsmith, and the prose of this story is surpassed only by its, sometimes very subtle, layering. The use of metaphor and the duality of, not only the language, but the very nature of this…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot A Hit

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Reboot A Hit

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After last night’s world premiere of the Fox reboot Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, this time hosted by the rock star Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, water coolers around the world are abuzz with commentary and opinion.

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This repackaging of the BBC original series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, hosted by legendary scientist and science communicator, Carl Sagan in the…

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Louisa Oakley Green Ponders The Invisible, Luminous Universe

Louisa Oakley Green Ponders The Invisible, Luminous Universe

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“Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night.”—Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

I wonder if French novelist Victor Hugo realized how true that statement might be when it comes to our disappearing universe? Disappearing universe, you might wonder? What’s that all about?

Well, to…

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The Hinterkaifeck Murders and the Devil’s Footprints

The Hinterkaifeck Murders and the Devil’s Footprints

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Crime Scene photo

Crime Scene photo

Six people – a family, well-to-do – murdered one-by-one in their own barn, at the hands of a monster unknown.

Sounds like the plot to a classic horror movie, but that’s actually the long-story-short for Germany’s most mysterious unsolved massacre; The Hinterkaifeck Murders.

It happened in 1922, in a rural area of southern Bavaria, on the farmstead…

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Bigfoot By Any Other Name…Is Just A Man? The Origin of the Word Sasquatch

Bigfoot By Any Other Name…Is Just A Man? The Origin of the Word Sasquatch

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"Harry"

“Harry”

I have an affinity for, or an affection for cryptids, specifically for Bigfoot.  If you follow me on twitter, you probably know me best by my avatar, which is Harry the Bigfoot from the 1987 hit movie Harry and the Hendersons(one of my all-time favourites).  I should be clear though, I’m not a believer.  That is to say that I’m decidedly undecided on the…

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