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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The Akkadian Origins of the Prince of Angels

  St. Michael the Archangel mirroring the pose of his predecessor Reshef.    Summary TL;DR: The Archangel Michael is so ancient that you can trace his name back to around at least 1600 BCE, a thousand years before he is ever mentioned in Judaism. He appears to have found his way into Hebrew via the Babylonian Exile…

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Serpent’s Breath and Songs of Making

Image: River Barrow, Craignamana Bridge, Ireland by Jeanne Smith from waterways.org.uk Those of you who know me from my other blog have probably read my posts about Méche (probably pronounced MEEKheh, who I often spell Meche because it’s hard to type an accent on a computer keyboard). If you haven’t here is a brief description: Méche:…

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A spell to have secrets revealed to you in dreams

Every once in awhile you come across a spell in a old grimoire that is so shockingly similar to one you came up with yourself that you already did successfully that you get really excited and feel like you have to share it with someone…but then you remember you can’t just spill all your occult…

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