Further Thoughts on Xenia (Abridged)

Left-Hand Path practitioners can use the Hellenistic idea of Xenia (guest-friendship) to practice being a good LBM (Lesser Black Magic) “uke.” An uke (受け), in martial arts, is the person who “receives” a technique. An uke typically partners with an opponent. The action of uke is called “taking ukemi (受け身).” Literally translated as “receiving body”,…

Princess of Cups

I recall being surrounded by darkness. Amidst the darkness I sensed the presence of something behind it, or perhaps within the darkness itself. I perceived my surroundings like one might see a dark liquid sublimating into a clear cold glass of water—only this was happening in reverse. I began to experience the liquid darkness pulling…