DURING THIS STRANGE and difficult time, I have, as a spirit worker, attempted to draw connections between the past, present, and future, connections which could shed light on how things got this way. In the process I came across the following reflections. I would like to share with you my thoughts on how occult forces can emerge in the human psyche , and how that can have political implications.
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You can’t miss either of the two operative buzz-words being bandied around like so much meaningless noise in the last few months. The media rails about it, politicians whine over it, activists shout it….
NEW YEAR’S EVE, somewhere in Florida. My host has finally slipped into his mushroom trip, meaning the tribal drums are being brought out.
ONCE UPON A TIME, I wrote more fiction than anything else. Film noir and surreal horror combined in a genre I thought of as “gothic noir” although publishers describe it as urban fantasy.
There is no pass on this oppression for your skin color, your gender, your religion, anything. If you are American, you are an oppressor. Your tax dollars are at work right now killing some Syrian’s children. The military you pay for is currently terrorizing people in third-world countries to keep them from unionizing, or electing a better government.
The Astral realm is a strange and foreboding place, a dimension where the actions taken in our world twist and pull into new shapes. Astral forms often hold the true essence of…
A common refrain I hear in many Pagan spaces, both online and off, is “this is a non-political space”. In light of the recent toing and froing around this issue in the Pagan blogosphere, this has been on my mind again.
As Chang points out, no market is actually a free market. There are always regulations and rules that change the market considerably, and we just unconditionally accept a lot of the existing limitations. Free market economists who claim that people trying to put limitations on the market are politically motivated are equally politically motivated.
On Friday, June 24th, 2016, a majority of people voting in a referendum in the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union.
He’s fumbling with a flashlight. I’m drunk tonight, stumbling home. I shouldn’t stop. I stop.
I woke into world the bastard child of a slaughtering Empire. I woke into world in an old Shawnee town, but I am not Shawnee, and the town is their ghost.
Standing on one corner of an intersection on a main drag in Eugene, Oregon, a young man with earbuds dances around while waving and twirling a “Little Caesars” sign in the shape of an arrow that’s pointing toward the restaurant.
Lately, I’ve recalled a conversation a friend of mine had with me several years ago, back in Texas. He wondered why I even bothered studying Marxism
(Originally posted on Gods & Radicals) For a couple of hundred years we have been telling ourselves that we can dig the midnight black remains of other life forms out of the…
The newest publication from Gods & Radicals “A Beautiful Resistance: The Fire is Here” will be released very soon. Here is the introduction, written by editor and poet Lorna Smithers. Information on ordering is…
The notion of natural hierarchies is very problematic, and it hides the fact that hierarchies are created through power and political process.
(From Gods & Radicals) “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” -Evelyn Beatrice Hall Apiece on this site about the…
Some new device will come out, something which, for hours on end, will dull the bodily rage we feel after a third-of-day’s labor.
(Originally posted at Gods & Radicals) In my article from two weeks ago I discussed how the internet is threatening the supremacy of corporate media, particularly broadcast media, along with how this is…
Dearest pagan community, we need to have a conversation about cultural appropriation. I know; I can already imagine the sighs and the eye-rolls. “This again?” you may grumble
In 2014, we marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. To those who were born later, it is hard to convey how earth-shattering this was. The fall of “the Wall” was one of those events that profoundly changed my conception of the world.
I think that since September 2015 it’s going rather well. There have been a lot of interesting shifts in the way things are going in the world.
“When the stories a society shares are out of tune with its circumstances, they can become self-limiting, even a threat to survival. This is our current situation.”
Right now in the United States, Super Tuesday is just a couple of days away. It’s pretty amazing that I know that. I have never paid such close attention to American politics before.
(Originally Published by Gods & Radicals) A few years ago, I lived next to a small bit of forest. The place became my grove, my hiding place from the world, a place…