Sunday, August 24, 2008

Gen Galloway Spotted Frolicking On Beach With Older Gentleman

Yet there was only one set of footprints...

Editor-in-chief Gen Galloway's vacation ends on September 1. Regular posting will resume at that time.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Occult Significance Unknown

But posted anyway for its sheer goodness.

Spotted, as most of the best things are, at Posthuman Blues.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Sherwood Kenning's Long-Awaited New Work

Dr. Sherwood Kenning's first new published work in over 35 years. Proposed publication 2009. An exclusive Chronic sneak peek at the front cover...

Good Feng Shui / Bad Feng Shui? No. 2

Details are everything.

While this home has been successfully "trepanned," as recommended in Chapter 12, the busted gutters render moot the vital benefits of the operation. If this home is ever to achieve "higher consciousness," it is crucial that the drainage system remain in good working order.

From the upcoming Feng Shui for Occultists, by Gen Galloway.

MacGregor Mathers briefly reincarnates to perform musical number.

You can see Moina in the background at one point, too.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Many misunderstand our devotion.

This is not a brothel..., originally uploaded by Tom Coates.

Venus Cloacina is NOT like those other Venuses you may have heard about.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

A few nice spirit-summoning stories.

Goetic painting from The Mutated Skeleton Cave

You can read them all over at Goetic Magic. I liked My First Time in particular, but they're all interesting.

Via Strategic Sorcery.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Good Feng Shui/Bad Feng Shui?

From the upcoming book Feng Shui for Occultists, by Gen Galloway.

Our New Incense Burner

Just a note: The Chronic is now devoted exclusively to the Venus Cloacina.

We now return to solemn contemplation in our inner sanctum.

Portrait of occult filmmaker Kenneth Anger.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Standing Headline: Satanists Fail.

Now unable even to shock/titillate.

Since Evil firmly took the world in its grasp back in about 1963, citizen Satan-worshippers have become as obsolete as flying buttresses.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Smack! Down! Dion Fortune Style.

SOA* 2008 winner Annie Besant with her proposed
World Teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti, and handbag.

We were just on our way up to Chesed ourselves when we came across this passage in The Mystical Qabalah:

19. It is to the Sphere of Chesed that the exalted consciousness of the adept rises in his occult meditations; it is here that he receives the inspirations which he works out on the planes of form. It is here that he meets the Masters as spiritual influences contacted telepathically, without any intermingling of personality. This is the true, and the highest, mode of contact with the Masters, contact with them as mind to mind in their own sphere of exalted consciousness. When the Masters are seen clairvoyantly as robed beings, the colours of whose robes indicate their ray, they are being perceived reflected into the sphere of Yesod, which is the kingdom of phantasms and hallucinations. We are treading on precarious ground when we have to meet the Masters here. It is here that the anthropomorphic form is given to the spiritual inspiration which so misleads those psychics who cannot rise to Chesed. It is thus that the announcement of a spiritual impulse flowing out upon the world gets interpreted as the coming of a World Teacher.

Oh yes. She did.

"Team Annie" and "Team Dion" shirts are currently being printed.