If you’re a fellow 90’s kid and you enjoyed the old show Tales From the Crypt, you remember that super spooky intro sequence and the super-catchy song by Danny Elfman. Some fan remade the whole intro with CGI and it is so good!
My old metaphysics teacher expounded every day on this subject, “No Man, No World”.
My old Zen teacher expounded every day on this subject, “Mind/No-Mind, World/No-World”.
We ordinarily assume there is a great and unbreachable border between the Self and the Universe. If there is such a border, who put it there? What part of me is not connected to the greater whole? What part of the whole universe is not connected to me?
To the man, the angel, the mouse and the cockroach, the entirety of the universe presents itself through Mind. There is no Other. We are all God.
Timothy Wyllie’s life is proof that in order to become a great wizard, you have to alter your mind in drastic ways–usually to the point that you no longer even identify with the profane world at all. Having recently spent some more time learning about his life, he strikes me as the spiritual son of Dr. John Dee as well as Dr. Alexander Shulgin. A bit more about his mystical life comes from this eulogy by Erica Robinson of Inner Traditions:
It is with sadness that we report the passing of author Timothy Wyllie on Wednesday, October 4th. Born in 1940, Timothy was a great soul, forever changed by his near-death experience in 1973. A former member of the Process Church known for his appearances on Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia on Viceland Video, he spent the years after his NDE studying communication with non-human intelligences, such as Dolphins, ETs, and Angels. In 2011, with the publication of The Return of the Rebel Angels, he began to share his collected wisdom on the rebel angels as well as that of his own guardian angel, Georgia, an angel of Seraphic status. Georgia came to the fore with the publication of Timothy’s next book, Confessions of a Rebel Angel(2012), which Georgia channeled through Timothy. Their shared story has continued through several other books: Revolt of the Rebel Angels (2013), Rebel Angels in Exile (2014), Wisdom of the Watchers (2015), Awakening of the Watchers (2016), and Secret History of the Watchers (due out in 2018).
Watch the full episode of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, which features Wyllie, at Vice
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!