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This blog is my personal take on the study of dreams, magick, obsidian eyed interlopers and the postdiluvian world.
To live in the ruins of futile renaissances.

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Dreams from last two days. I dreamt I saw the alien mask and robe on my altar which I used to have for Halloween ( a succesful evocation? ).
Tonight I dreamt of a place with grass and pines. The greenery looked artificial. Time seemed to be in a flux in that place as I had my gandmother ran up to me, as a much younger woman, announcing my birth and I should join her to the hospital, as if she confused me for another family member.
I remember that about a 6 years ago I was at such a place as well and I turned lucid, seeing a star light up like crazy. I remember I had that dream after reading about some Tiamat evocation.

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Philip “Prophet” K. Dick

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Aubdrey Beardsley

(Source: rosievandoll)

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"Gods" are the forces of Nature; their "names" are the laws of Nature. Thus They are eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent, and so on; and thus their "Wills" are immutable and absolute.

— Aleister Crowley

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Chaos magick systems are often times a quick mishmash of whatever appeals to the individual magician. That’s all good, but these are also very impressionistic and the ‘older’ magical systems offer far more detailled maps, telling you pretty clearly what to expect and what’s the best course of action when confronted with certain obstacles. Someone equiped with only his own system will often times be ill prepared and have to constantly reevaluate their system.

I think familiarizing yourself with these older ones and then going on your own syncretic path is probably the most effective.
Getting trained doesn’t mean becoming a slave.

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Dream about a NASA space ship doing an emergency landing here in the neighbourhood down in the fields.
It happened exactly at the spot where I always do my Ride the Lightning ritual and where I always dream of seeing UFO’s spin out of control. It’s also the spot where about 2 or 3 new sightings have happened since I’ve started this.
While that was going on, I had this gathering in my room of people into voudon gnosis and we were debating the nature of God and Donatism. It was a heresy taught by Donatus, bishop of Casae Nigrae, that the effectiveness of the sacraments depends on the moral character of the minister. In other words, if a minister who was involved in a serious enough sin were to baptize a person, that baptism would be considered invalid. So sainthood was a prerequisite in his Church.  A very gnostic position, as their priesthood had morally upright “perfecti”.  It’s funny that this heresy pops up right after I wrote: “Don’t trust the holy warrior who didn’t decapitate himself first.”

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The Irish spirit had no trace of Benedictine moderation. Encouraged in its excesses by northern rigors, it easily equaled the extravagance of eastern asceticism…those which most impressed the men of this period were the crosfigill, or prolonged prayer with the arms stretched out in a cross (St. Kevin of Glendalough is supposed to have stayed for seven years leaning against a plank in this position, without shutting his eyes day or night, and so immobile that the birds built their nests in his hands), immersion in an almost frozen river or pond while reciting psalms, and going without food. The same eccentricity and tortured harshness occur in the penitentials, which, according to Gabriel Le Bras, ‘testify to the social and moral state of a people as yet half-pagan and for whom the missionary monks envisaged an ascetic ideal’. They made the biblical taboos, close to old Celtic prohibitions, come to life again in all their strength. In the same way, before it was adulterated, Irish art, with its stone crosses and miniatures, displayed what Francoise Henry has called ‘a prehistoric taste for covering the surface, a rejection of all realism, and a rigorously abstract treatment of the human or animal form’.

— Jacques Le Goff - Medieval Civilization (via savage-america)

Posted 4 days ago

Gotta say, that quote by Loew is very Nietzschean. Knowing it’s from a 17th century Jewish intellectual makes it even more interesting. And at the same time I can see Martin Buber in there, especially with its focuss on the Other as a necessity to all human life.

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The Other is the denial of your own being. It belongs to human nature to want to rule over everything. Thinking is ruling, knowing is ruling. Everybody takes a bit from your freedom. And at the same time human existence starts at the moment we make room for the Other. In other words: freedom can only be through limitation.

— Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the MaHaRaL (1520 – 1609)

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Don’t trust the holy warrior who didn’t decapitate himself first.

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Rabbi Loew and the Golem

(Source: pbroz.deviantart.com)

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If schizophrenia is the universal [a universal method to transcend limits of cognition], the great artist is indeed the one who scales the schizophrenic wall and reaches the land of the unknown

— Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari (via hijodelagua)

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Dream about exploring a black labyrinth and one of the actresses from the movie “The Fifth Element”, I think it was Eve Salvail, being there.
Also seeing the black metal band “Shining” play at Eurovision, representing Sweden.

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