Habitual Resolution Failing

Originally posted on Sacred Solitude:
Since this is the traditional season for failing New Year’s Eve resolutions, I thought I’d write a few words about this. It should be very simple in theory: Don’t do the thing that harms us or gives unwanted results. Or: do the thing that gives us what we want. Beginning…

Do What Thou Wilt, Y’all: Austin’s Crowley Connection

Originally posted on XeperAustin:
One of Austin’s lesser-known attractions is the extensive collection of Aleister Crowley manuscripts, documents, and personal papers housed at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center. I recently asked Setnakt to share the strange tale of how a large chunk of The Great Beast’s archives found their way to Austin. In 1917,…

The Six Kinds of Fire

Originally posted on From Sagaciy with love:
Fire has a central role in Setian philosophy and practice, from the central flame source in ceremonial magic, to the conceptual Black Flame of consciousness spoken of in the Diabolicon. But a religious focus on fire goes back much further to at least the 4th century BCE to…

Keeping Up with the Alex Joneses: An Atmosphere for Apocalypse

We went to go see “Arrival” Friday night. I chose the movie not just because there were aliens in it, but because I was expecting it to be a quiet evening out and a decent flick. Decent movie it was, but it was packed. Go figure. You would think that people would’ve gone to see…

Born on top of the giant wave

Seventy miles, And seventy more! I fight the coast with my feet Where I stand to cease Kissing the wind with my face. The daystar bruises, The sea it sprawls With every stroke–leverage. With every word a fight. Hookers are delightful in red, A crown of flowers The shallow stage And a boy who calls…

Rûna Goes Meta

Meta is a term that’s been kicking around in various gaming communities for a few years now. When we talk about meta in a game it is the self-referential process which something must be done in order to arrive at a satisfying conclusion. I.E. Winning. This process can be changed and can evolve with time…

Kitten + Imagination

Even kittens have active imaginations. Don’t believe me? Check out what good company she keeps.   

Oculus Rift First Reaction

We recently acquired a development kit for the new virtual reality console Oculus Rift. We’ve been sharing it with anyone who comes to visit. This was by far the best reaction. I’m really excited about this technology, I would love to see how it could be applied to the ritual chamber. It’s something I’m going…

The dog-human connection in evolution

Originally posted on Neuroanthropology:
Evolutionary theorists have long recognized that the domestication of animals represented a major change in human life, providing not just a close-at-hand food source, but also non-human muscle power and a host of other advantages. Penn State anthropologist Prof. Pat Shipman argues that animal domestication is one manifestation of a larger…

Required Listening VI – Wicked Woman

It’s been a minute since I last posted. I’m still alive! I’ve been going through a lot of life changes at the moment including a move across the country. In any case, have a listen to this classic track “Wicked Woman” by the original Satanic rockers–Coven.