For the Love of Terrible Beauty

[Image: “Black hole passing by Earth” by Martin/hipydeus on Flickr] Happy Summer Solstice to you all! Sorry for the long absence. 11 months ago I got a new job, new living quarters, and had a breakup with an old partner—all at the same time (all in the same week). I’ve taken the past almost-year to…

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Orphan Magic Part 2

A Second Adoption   I am truly overwhelmed (in a good way) by the response to first article in this autobiographical series. (Orphan Magic Part 1) I was very pleased to learn that it really resonated with other foster kids, orphans, runaways, and LGBTQIA+ youth in the magical/pagan community who escaped from abusive and/or religious…

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Kings and Princes

A bit of commentary on the structure and etymology of Hebrew god names used in magic. (First posted on Tumblr, but I’m transcribing it here so my non-tumblr followers can read it.) One of my Tumblr followers asked: “I’ve been using the term “elohim savoth” in consecration for a little while now. Read it somewhere, figured I’d…

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Discerning the Spirits

Follow up to this post I made: As soon as someone starts describing deities or entities in terms of “higher” or “lower” *vibrations* you can pretty much discount anything they say since they’re still caught up in a painfully dualistic and moralistic worldview that is not conducive to actual sorcery. So you might be like:…

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