Category Archives: Spirituality & Reflection

Province of Sorcerers: The Malignant Magick of Our New Millenium

It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. – Carl Jung, “On the Psychology of the Unconscious” President Trump and … Continue reading

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The Path With a Future

I have myself felt suicidal – felt trapped and hopeless and without a shred of a future. At that time, I was stuck in a decaying marriage, working two shitty dead-end jobs, trapped by poverty with my then-wife in a … Continue reading

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Seeing the Flames

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Stigma, Disorders, and Shame

“…Like many people with depression, Stacy bought into long-held public attitudes toward the condition. Her self-stigma delayed her treatment, increased her isolation, warped her self-image and lowered her self-esteem—a closed-circuit loop that only deepens depression…” Although I do not, thankfully, … Continue reading

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Art is Terror

Art is terror. It is a sublime expression of human frailty and the urge to rise beyond it, capped by the fear that we cannot. If you feel scared when pursuing your art, then you’re doing it right.  By definition, … Continue reading

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Worship, Shit, and Extraordinary Efforts

Something to remember, especially for folks who dare to live beyond the mainstream:  Whenever you do something extraordinary, there will be people who worship you for doing it when they didn’t, and those who throw shit at you because you … Continue reading

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Bare Feet, Sakti and Litte Bits of Madness

Of course, this is integral to the wisdom of indigenous people everywhere to pray by dancing, to pray with one’s feet.– Matthew Fox, The Hidden Spirituality of Men People who habitually go barefoot and expose their bodies to the sun, as … Continue reading

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Next Big Thing: Holy Creatures To and Fro

“Don’t run off too far, Sarah,” said my father. But I guess I did. Sarah was me before I was Silk. I became Silk because Sarah couldn’t run away. I was five or so when my father took me walking to Woodside … Continue reading

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6 Points to Understanding (Conflicts With) Men

Why do men and women play so many head-games with one another? Why do dudes freak the fuck out when it seems like we’re not getting our way? The following note originated in my response to a female friend who … Continue reading

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Brief Notes About Compassionate Communication

We all have fears. We all have wounds. We all have needs. For most of us, the fear that those needs will not be met – that the people upon whom we most depend will refuse our needs and perhaps … Continue reading

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