Fighting cancer is a battle of attrition. It’s long, and it’s ugly, and it may not look like much while you’re waiting to suck down the first bag of chemo drugs, wrapped in brown plastic like some magician’s tincture in a mysterious bottle, but six weeks from now you’ll look back and struggle to remember … More The Minutiae of Big Things
I’m a big classic rock fan, so this blog post tickled me, putting to words something I had an unspoken sense of for a long time: Several years ago I walked into a bar in Central America and heard the Eagles’ Hotel California playing on the sound system. I turned to my friends and said … More Hotel California…and Fairy
My husband has cancer. I called 911 on the morning of the 11th because he woke up suffering from excruciating chest pain, he couldn’t breathe, and he couldn’t get up without feeling faint. These were symptoms he’d been feeling for a few days now, writing them off as byproducts of workplace stress, but by saturday … More Real Rotwork
When I’m not busy doing weird magic things, performing blood sacrifice, and feeding my spirits with dope smoke and tequila, I’m apparently figuring out how to extrapolate a birth chart for my car, the spirit of which I’m in an intimate relationship with. Because I’m polytheist and OS. I don’t really know hardly anything about astrology, actually. … More Astrology for… Cars.
For several years I’ve experience something called Exploding Head Syndrome – commonly described as a hypnogogic sleep disorder characterized as a loud, sudden “sound” heard inside or very near to one’s head while trying to fall asleep or while waking up from sleep. My symptoms met that criteria… at first. But then it started getting … More The Exploding Head
‘Life on the slippery Earth: Aztec moral philosophy has profound differences from the Greek tradition, not least its acceptance that nobody is perfect’ Fascinating! My studies of Aztec philosophy are almost nil, and I don’t work with any of the Teteo (though I’ve given it extensive thought), but my time researching ancient Maya philosophy and metaphysics … More An article comparing Aztec virtue ethics to that of the ancient Greeks
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on the role of the artist and the arts in contemporary polytheist culture. A lot has happened since my year with the Twins, my patrons of the arts, ended: I wrote a short text exploring similar themes in Concerning the Spirits of Art, where I began the process … More Polytheism and the Artist