Category: thoughtforms

[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 & 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

Tall Bright Shapes

It’s Samhain, and I feel a little antsy. I want to have more of a notion what I want to do tonight. Communion with the Otherworlds, for one, but I also want to re-dedicate, if not dedicate myself, to the Path, to bridging, to the relationship I have with the Morrigan and Angus, and to […] … Continue reading…Tall Bright Shapes

Counter ôl-vala, Rites, Chakra Notes, Bridging

That projection of vividly imagined—things, sights, sounds, sensations, is something everyone suggests as starting point or as kick-starter to magic. Thorn does so. So do others. I’ve found myself wondering about my disbelief and others’, and what I think happens—with worry about whether or not I’m being paid on the first, this revisits old anxieties […] … Continue reading…Counter ôl-vala, Rites, Chakra Notes, Bridging