Category: Fetch


Codices It was the “supermoon” of 2017, or at least the visible supermoon of 2017 for where I lived the other night, and compared to many full moons of the last year, this one wound up being far more involved. Sabbatic revelry was the first order of business, but as I chatted with the Devil, […] … Continue reading…Spirited

[NB: Theater, Memory, Glamour, Art, Magic]

Memory tools were a way to access a kind of guided active imagination. Men would stare at sigils & chant mantras to “remember” occult & mundane knowledge, with goetic style spirits acting almost like mediating agents or as the intelligence of the sigil & the world it pointed to. And this libido sciendi & active imagination’s synchronistic effects makes Giordano Bruno very occult & magical. And Fludd & Camillo both began a series of “memory theater” systems. Now, these techné also could teach & convey knowledge, establishing vivid scenes & images on a stage seems to encourage internalizing & memorizing them— … Continue reading…[NB: Theater, Memory, Glamour, Art, Magic]

[NB] Worlding Self

[This post draws on notions I get at in terms of aesthetics, worlding, and etc. via Heidegger, Adorno, and Berque.] While engaging in some reductionist and sexist ponderings about tantra, Kenneth Grant offers the notion of tantra (& trance) as getting the object of consciousness (ego) to diffuse itself into the field of consciousness. In a sense, […] … Continue reading…[NB] Worlding Self

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

Gods & Mirrors

What are the gods? Here’s the thing: I think we have several answers, and several of them mingle. Of course, any such answer is speculative and subjective. However, if Talker mediates our experience of the world and Otherworlds, then Talker’s conception(s) of the gods matters. Sometimes the gods, Fetch, or God-Self may hammer some message, […] … Continue reading…Gods & Mirrors

Body, Fetch, Talker, God Soul, and: Part 6: God Soul and Other Names

I suspect that transcendentalist thought has done much to obscure God Soul, Sacred Dove, “higher self,” what I call Elaith, and so forth—and I suspect that the reality is that the path to apprehending God Soul has as many steps or layers as you need/want/expect. I think we also tend to render God Soul as […] … Continue reading…Body, Fetch, Talker, God Soul, and: Part 6: God Soul and Other Names

Body, Fetch, Talker, God Soul, and: Part 5: Reweaving Talker

Talker as a talker uses language, uses stories, and we use stories to assemble Talker. (Really, Talker assembles Talker from stories.) Some folks like to say Fetch likes symbols, and they mean sigils, visual symbols, things like that—but Talker loves textual symbols, words, stories, and more. Of course, I’m not saying anything peculiar to esotericism. […] … Continue reading…Body, Fetch, Talker, God Soul, and: Part 5: Reweaving Talker