The other day I got yet another question about the nature of sex magick on the Facebooks (friend me) and it occurred to me, you know, if I had a quick guide I could refer these people to that’d make my life easier, and hell, not everyone’s going to ask me questions on Facebook (or follow me on twitter @Thad_McKraken) so I might as well just get it out there. As a matter of fact, I actually directed this person to an article Jason Louv just did on the topic, but I’m not super comfortable with that either, mainly because I completely rejected a lot of the supposed fundamentals of that protocol regarding sigil design years ago. I didn’t choose magick, magick chose me (long story and you’ll have to wait for my book), and maybe a part of the reason magick chose me is because I’d revise the narrative on the subject of what sex magick is and what it does.… Read the rest
Archive | June 25, 2013
Last night I spilled half a bowl of SpaghettiOs on my favorite pair of Batman pajamas while reading a Reddit post about the infamous radio personality Alex Jones, host of his own syndicated news/talk show dedicated to conspiracy theories.
A real wowzer showed up on Jones’ Infowars website last week, claiming that not only is he the famous comedian and pop icon, Bill Hicks (who faked his death and reconstructed his face), but is also possessed by the 29th demon of the Goetia, Astaroth. The article was quickly removed, but a generous contributor on Reddit reprinted it.
If you are unfamiliar with the Goetia (the Lesser Key of Solomon), it is a medieval magical grimoire and who’s who of the most infernal demons of hell, complete with instructions on how to evoke and bend them to your will.
Here’s the entry describing our good buddy:
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“Astaroth, a great and powerful duke, appears like a foul angel riding on an infernal dragon and carrying a viper in his right hand.
What would you do with your own community radio station? It’s your chance to snap one up this fall! Nation of Change writes:
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The FCC has just released free applications for thousands of new noncommercial FM radio licenses. These community radio stations can reach listeners in a radius of 2 to 10 miles, and generate their broadcast signal on just 100 watts—the amount of power consumed by a light bulb.
In some cities a single low power FM station could reach more than 100,000 listeners. Across the country, millions of people will be tuning into these new stations as they go on air over the next few years.
This is the largest expansion of community radio in United States history. It’s also the biggest chance, and probably the final major opportunity, for grassroots groups to get on air.
Philly-based nonprofit Prometheus Radio Project has led a 15-year campaign to challenge corporate control of the media and open up this space on the dial.
In the late ’80’s and early 90’s, Jane’s Addiction brought the druggy, draggy Los Angeles underground sound to mainstream audiences with a trio of unforgettable albums: Jane’s Addiction (1987), the classic Nothing’s Shocking (1988) and Ritual de lo Habitual (1990). The fact that Jane’s guitar player Dave Navarro claims to have no recollection of recording the band’s third album offers a peek at the group’s rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and their attraction to dangerous drugs.
During the recording of Ritual, Jane’s lead singer and lyricist Perry Farrell directed a film featuring his actress/music-video-director girlfriend Casey Niccoli. Gift wasn’t released by Warner Brothers until 1993 and it’s likely that the delay can be chalked up to the film’s bizarre content: Gift mixes live footage of the band at the height of their powers with quirky vignettes featuring a cast of oddball characters. It starts out silly enough, but soon spirals into a vortex of intense heroin injection scenes, an overdose, a Santeria wedding, a meeting with a sadistic gynecologist, surfing visions, moronic cops, airhead pizza delivery dudes, an Ice-T cameo and necrophiliac fantasies.… Read the rest
We may not know each other personally, but we share a similar set of values.
Heavy metal fans tend to be extremely loyal, dedicated, and passionate people. They’re not concerned about what’s popular or trendy. In fact, long hair and black t-shirts have been the uniform of heavy metal since it first appeared sometime in the 1970s (exactly when and by whom is of some debate).
Metal fans are authentic, and their interest in the music transcends time and shuns fads. And we know bullshit when we see it. That’s not to say we always agree. No family ever agrees on everything.
“Metal” comes in many varieties, including but not limited to classic metal, hair metal, doom metal, progressive metal, European metal, speed metal, black metal, and death metal.… Read the rest
Perversion for Profit is a 1965 propaganda film financed by Charles Keating and narrated by news reporter George Putnam. A vehement diatribe against pornography, the film argues that sexually explicit materials corrupt young viewers and readers, leading to acts of violence and “perverted” attitudes regarding sex – including inclination toward homosexuality. Pornography is also painted as part of the Communist conspiracy and the motor behind the decline of Western civilization:
Via Death by Films
Recorded during a lunch-break, Pryor goes off on a tangent and is quite clearly high as a kite. The first minute or two are a little slow, but keep watching as Pryor is hilariously honest throughout. The video is unedited raw footage and is full of expletives, so you have been warned…
Via Mail & Guardian
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Americans are shocked and outraged at revelations that their government is vacuuming up information about their phone conversations and internet browsing habits, but compared to South Africans, they have little to worry about.
According to exposés by the Guardian and Washington Post over the past week, the US government’s intelligence apparatus has “direct access” – or a close equivalent – to the systems of major internet service providers.
The National Security Agency (NSA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters, stand accused of using that access in ways well beyond what is contemplated by the laws under which they operate.
As more details about the Prism programme have emerged, the seriousness of those concerns has been much disputed. But that has done little to stem the wave of outrage and political condemnation that has seriously shaken confidence in the entire administration of Barack Obama.
Supermarket shoppers in other countries are informed that American processed foods contain GMOs and artificial coloring dyes linked to childhood hyperactivity. Why aren’t we told this? Food Babe writes:
The NY Times verified that this is in fact a real label on US Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the UK.
We know that Kraft does not label, distribute or export the US version of Mac & Cheese officially. (To echo my quote in The NY Times, I find it extremely bizarre that Kraft had no knowledge of their products being sold and widely available in one of the largest retailers in the world (Tesco) and are trying to pass this off as a black market supply.)
Kraft customer service confirmed use of GMOs in their products. Given all the public statements that Kraft has made to the media about this label, they have not attempted to refute their product “May Cause Adverse Effects On Activity And Attention In Children.”