‘Concerning the Spirits of Art’; also, launching Axe and Hammer

I’m not quite sure how to approach the distribution of this piece, but it’s very important to me having written it, and it’s important to me that I get it into the hands of interested parties. Concerning the Spirits of Art is a piece at least a year in the making, if I’m to be honest … More ‘Concerning the Spirits of Art’; also, launching Axe and Hammer

Dark Mountain is seeking submissions for issue 12

The Dark Mountain Project is looking to collect pieces concerning the spiritual in dark times – stories of the numinous, ancient ghosts, the whisperings of trees, and how we contextualize them in a world fated for mass ecological havoc and untold destruction. I don’t have too many readers, but some of you might consider writing something for … More Dark Mountain is seeking submissions for issue 12

More Mexican Masks

Besides a mock wedding with men dressed as women, mentioned in my previous post, Carnaval (Carnival, Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday) in San Martín Tilcajete also means young men covered in motor oil (yuck!) and paint running through the village with belts of cowbells ringing. And, it means muchas mascaras de madera — in […] … More More Mexican Masks

Excerpt from ‘Concerning the Spirits of Art’

Apparently I’ve started working on a short, booklet-length treatise about the role of art in animist and polytheist lifeways. It’s partly a direct response to Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual In Art, a treatise he wrote in 1917 about useful things like composition, form and color; but it also greatly concerns itself with futurism and a kind of … More Excerpt from ‘Concerning the Spirits of Art’

Contributors Needed for Polytheist/Animist Zine: 2nd Call

I’ve found two folks who are interested so far! So here’s another reminder – it’s still happening if you’d like to get in on the ground floor. A few more details about the project, mostly taken from a brainstorm page I wrote up: Four (another name possibly TBD) is an experiment in bringing polytheist discourse … More Contributors Needed for Polytheist/Animist Zine: 2nd Call