This video taken by me over the weekend is from a dance studio show in town. This was the final act. I’m not sure which was more entertaining, the show or my friends’ drunken commentary. Enjoy.
There are many developments in the BoF area of my life that are currently going on behind the scenes, many of which I hope readers will soon enjoy.
- A new page just for my Satanic stained glass work, which will also be available on my Etsy store.
- Development of a new local queer coven, which so far is going swimmingly!
- A totally free online library containing selected grimoires and magical texts, just for you!
- Travel to London for my ongoing research in Elizabethan magic. I’ll be in London the first week of March.
- I’ll be visiting the Wellcome Library (home of many of the primary sources mentioned on this site).
- I’ll be stopping by Watkins Books on 2nd March followed by a little get-together at Hand of Glory in Hackney. Feel free to say hello!
Sunday, January 20th MMXIX. Full Moon in Leo
Last Sunday, the coven I belong to, who you may remember from A Vision of Satan, A Night of Magic, hosted a fantastic Lunar Eclipse party for friends and the public. It was a blustery, cold and cloudy day and we were afraid the moon would be hidden all night. However as the time came to perform our Eclipse ritual, the sky quickly opened up to reveal the moon shining brightly on a perfectly clear night. It is very difficult to write a ritual for the general public, most of whom are non-magical thinkers but I think we did well.
We presented a nondenominational symbolic Drawing Down of the Moon, whose persona our lovely coven member Diana was gracious enough to take on. This included a dance of the planets who aligned into a Lunar Eclipse formation. The attendees blessed themselves with eclipse water, and cast their intentions into the cauldron to be burned. We had an attendance of about 40 people.
In the middle of the ritual, we looked up to see the shadow of the Earth cast sharply onto the now crescent Moon. At that moment, I had a sense I was standing on the top of the whole world, and the great scope of local cosmic space was revealed to me. The Moon before me, the Sun behind me, and the whole sphere of the Earth below me. We were all aligned.
The rest of the night was spent partying, watching the eclipse unfold with telescopes and cameras, and getting real fucked up in the smoking tent. After the group dwindled down, and the eclipse was still in motion, a smaller group of us performed the ritual binding of Donald Trump, with great effect.
If you’re feeling nosy, you can enjoy these timelapses of the ritual and a birds eye view of the party, which was in my own back yard. These are 360 videos that are best viewed in the YouTube app.
This was the most exciting makeup project I’ve done in a while. It was quite a hit at this year’s Hallucination Before Christmas party. Unfortunately the house was seriously over crowded and the music was absolute garbage, and not of the quality you’d expect from the world famous Castle nightclub. I think because of that, I will have to skip next year’s party.
Today’s little lesson on mortality, from the Black Pope’s lips to your ears.
Last night was my first Ritual with Ghost–front and center! Devilish joy filled the air, and even though it was the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, the energy was high! The Nameless Ghouls are so very talented and animated, and Cardinal Copia is a gosh darn good fellow. And of course, singing all the good old Satanic hymns at the top of my lungs while the Clergy are mere feet away was a religious experience for me. It was also very nice to have like minded people around. Ghost fans are good folk. I had such a perfect time 🙂