Book Review – Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism

It took me 353 days to read this book because the text is so poetical, so full of rich imagery, and so difficult for the mind to take in. It is full of allegorical descriptions that require serious contemplation, and more than a few re-readings paragraph by paragraph. Schulke has returned the reader to the roots of the mysterious symbiosis between plant and Man. As much as men have cultivated plants for their society, so have plants cultivated us in return through the ages.
The reader is invited to deepen their knowledge of plant lore by entering into a state of gnosis from the plants themselves. They have been the teachers of the human race since the dawn of our time, and bestow their knowledge in both mystical, biological and chemical means. In Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism, we are asked to return to the tutelage that Nature provides, and seek the wisdom of the plant kingdom in all its hidden glory.

Take the Praise You Can Get

I just discovered I was featured in this BoredPanda list of 236 Of The Best Halloween Costume Ideas We’ve Ever Seen. And while no I am not #1 in the list (I am a pitiful #207!!!), it is still nice to get a little nod. FYI that same costume did win third place at last year’s Halfway to Halloween party at The Castle. Glad I got my money’s worth on that outfit finally I guess.

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Sigil Success

You may have noticed the use of sigils, some hidden and some very obvious, which are placed around this website, on my Instagram and in my stories and feeds. I obviously can’t divulge their intent, since that would likely destroy their power. I will say however that they are definitely working for me, with great success.
I recently gave a talk at PRIZM on the theory of Chaos Magick and how to design and charge sigils for easier spellwork. Since then, my interest in them has been rekindled. I’ve been finding that sigils are great for smaller changes, or “quick fixes” in daily life. Posting them online has definitely made them more powerful. When someone whizzes past my Instagram story and a sigil pops up, I’ve got their attention on the intention, even if just for an instant. This has lead to some interesting and quick results in the past month.
Try it on your own social media, see what happens!
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Rammstein – Deutschland

Celebrating and bemoaning all things Teutonic, Rammstein’s newly released single is accompanied by this highly visual music video which is set in multiple periods of Germanic history, from the early Roman imperial campaigns in Germania, the First, Second and Third Reich, and up to the present.

Germany – my heart in flames
Want to love and damn you
Germany – your breath’s cold
So young, and yet so old
Germany!

Deutschland – mein Herz in Flammen
Will dich lieben und verdammen
Deutschland – dein Atem kalt
So jung – und doch so alt
Deutschland!