Category: thought-gods

[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]

[NB] Leviathan Glamours

NB: From my journals, so please read the tone as more on-the-fly ponderings than anything else, but I’ve done some editing here for clarity. Heathen Chinese posted a fantastic article on TWH that links (conceptually) with my thoughts on glamours & egregores, thought-gods—of “leviathans” (via Hobbes[1] & elsewhere) as aggregate entities, social “golems” assembled in […] … Continue reading…[NB] Leviathan Glamours

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

Gods & Introduction

Firstly, this series is not going to be about gods as psychological constructs and/or archetypal human symbology other than how those concepts inflect and mediate individual experience of gods. Otherwise, it is hard to talk about gods. The problem comes in part from how nebulous the concept is for some people while it is quite […] … Continue reading…Gods & Introduction

4: Passing as Magical

I spend a lot of time passing—passing as a mature, responsible, knowledgeable adult, passing as a professional, passing as normal in all sorts of ways. When people talk about passing, they normally do so in the context of sexuality, gender, and orientation. We hear about people passing as straight or as cis-gendered, and so on. […] … Continue reading…4: Passing as Magical

3: Obscuring Magic

Years ago, I was riding with friends in the next town over. Riding in vehicles is a wonderful way to experience a light trance state: road hypnosis, after all. And I hadn’t really been trying, hadn’t really learned anything about trance states, but there I was. At some point during this ride, I had the […] … Continue reading…3: Obscuring Magic