Category: colonialism

Allegories of Hell

  The following article I had started to draft months ago for a particular project that was abandoned. However, I had some recent notions about the subject that I wanted to explore. Dating most likely to the early eighteenth century, the Clavis Inferni identifies the demonic, directional Four Kings of the spirits as Uricus, Maymon, […] … Continue reading…Allegories of Hell

[NB: Fortune, Otherworlds, The Dead]

“this great idea fructifies within him so vigorously that he is compelled to colonise mentally, as a vigorous nation colonises physically.” –Dion Fortune, The Training and Work of an Initiate (28, emphasis mine) Empire, colonial Otherworlds, and self-possession, I guess. Occasionally I try to come at Fortune again, but there’s something rather–well, English about her. I wonder […] … Continue reading…[NB: Fortune, Otherworlds, The Dead]

The Disembody

This post is about embodiment and about my sense that the Otherworlds and other spiritual realities and levels out there are also embodied in some way. To get at this conjecture, I want to begin by gesturing very broadly at transcendentalism and many of its biases and the political associations those kinds of systems often […] … Continue reading…The Disembody