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Strangely timely .. as I have been researching the Were-Jaguar figures of the Mayan and Aztec cosmologies.
New work from Alkistis: Div Shir
Div Shir evolved out of movement research based on a study of Olmec sculptures of the shaman in transformation pose, part of a larger body of work I am creating on animal movement and transformation, and the possibilities of the human body to alter consciousness through this process. The title refers to a statue, commonly known as the Guennol Lioness, in whom the feline and human are fused; just as we find with the Olmec were-jaguars. The Lioness forms flowered during research in the studio and in the field, as my body sought a feminine incarnation of power, parallel to the male Olmec shaman figures. Both relate to the hunt, its terrain the space the dance inscribes and evokes.
   The performance is a rite of passage from human to divine animal, a being in which the erotic and sanguinary are compounded and who we encounter on the threshold, outside the conventions of civilised society. #butoh  #dance

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so so good

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Run Viral
There will come a time in the
future where the release of the  Testament of
Cyprian the Mage  will be seen as a seminal point for western occult
philosophy.  The final installment in Jake Stratton-Kent’s Encyclopedia
Goetica, wherein a meaningful alternativ...

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After the body, the book is the quintessential magical technology. Knowledge is conveyed across time and space, the dead speak, spirits appear and grant us knowledge. We are transported to other realms whilst apparently sitting still... #magick #scarletimprint #occult  

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Prophecies of the Doom Fairy, pt. XIV
More than a year has passed since
I discussed the Scottish Referendum as an absolute certainty.  Back then the idea of a Yes vote seemed unlikely
to me but it was always going to be close, had to be close to accomplish what I
felt were the underlying necess...

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'How tame we have become. How polite about our witchcraft. In our desire to harm none we have become harmless...'

New controversial essay by Peter Grey on Rewilding Witchcraft for the Full Moon of June 13.

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A Narrative In Several Parts (pt. III)
Columbine - Doug Nox De profúndis clamávi ad te,
Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam. Sometimes I get lost, my thoughts
turning in Escher stairwells and the endless reflections of mirrors facing
mirrors.  Sometimes I get lost.  It’s alright, I think sometimes...
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