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A spell clipping from Planetary Spells & Rituals!

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

* Falling Façades: Removing the Masks You Wear * (Alignment: SOL)

Throughout our lives, we learn ways to cope with our experience. Sometimes these modi operandi are learned from others, but more often than not they are gained through our own successes and failures throughout life. In terms of daily operation, it would be silly to think that we all don’t—even to a slight or subconscious degree—alter our behavior depending on the people we’re interacting with in any given circumstance.
As a prime example, and one that certainly makes sense to readers, we naturally alter the words and descriptive depth we use when discussing our esoteric viewpoints with fellow practitioners, as opposed to discussing them with those completely unfamiliar with magick or earth-based spirituality. For one, those who are unfamiliar with our path, regardless of how open they are, simply won’t understand certain terminologies, ritual procedures, and so on. Instead, we then communicate with terms and concepts they comprehend. As another example, if a store manager was training an employee, they would use different terms, descriptions, and examples than they would if they were at a managerial meeting. The examples are endless, and this communicative adaptation is something we do regularly to one degree or another.
Depending on one’s routine, we all interact with a wide variety of people on a daily basis. Thus, (more…)

8 online radio interviews coming up! Mark your calendars :)

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

8 UPCOMING ONLINE-RADIO INTERVIEWS!
To mark the release of ‘Planetary Spells & Rituals’

Please mark your calendar so you can tune in, call up, cheer on, or throw virtual tomatoes at!

(non-interview event) DARK DREAMS: CORPORATE SLAVES
Book-release party! I’ll be signing copies of all my books, and giving free hugs.
This Friday: April 2nd.
Missoula, MT: Elk’s Club downstairs / 18+ / $5 / 10pm-2am
DJs ir8prim8, Hauli, Tobin / Dress in a CorpGoth fashion!

Easter Sunday, April 4th:
WITCHTALK RADIO on BlogTalk Radio
4pm-6pm Eastern (3-5 Central, 2-4 Mountain, 1-3 Pacific)
www.blogtalkradio.com/witchtalk

April 5, Monday
MODERN WITCH podcast
You can now download my interview on this great new podcast.
Also appearing on the show is the illustrious Storm Faerywolf!
modernwitch.podbean.com

April 7, Wednesday
HEX EDUCATION, SALEM
9pm-10pm Eastern (8-9 Cent (more…)

OAO Coven Facebook profile!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Add us up! :) http://www.myspace.com/opusaimaobscurae Namaste! ~OAO~

OMG, A BLOG! ( Re: Paradox, Art, updates, & a sample Spell for indecision )

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Well, my lovely publicist said that it’s about time I write a new blog (the ones on Amazon and my website are severely outdated). I’m not quite sure why I have an aversion to blog-writing. Maybe it’s connected to my frequent lack of email correspondence (or, I should say, email *responding* skills!). Maybe it has something to do with my introverted aspects (which have been more present lately), or maybe it’s because I put a heavy amount of my spiritual/philosophical/esoteric musings and information in my *books* (and find the Internet to be a more superficial/ephemeral medium than printed media–though its influence is indeed far-reaching!), or maybe it’s directly linked to one of my other current life challenges, which is Time. Time management and having ‘enough of it’ in this busy life, to be specific. Though I know that, ultimately, time is an illusion (more…)

New video interview posted :) with MagickTV

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Interview conducted in June ’08, Denver, CO (International New Age Trade Show), by Ed of the Correllian Tradition. With my Priestess Estha McNevin:

(note: I was very sleep-deprived… and Estha is an amazing speaker!)

Direct link: (please comment on blog or YouTube)…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErbHChfZ7UI

Just a personal update: Interviews, magazines, etc.: April ’08

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Hey all. Some folks have been asking what I’ve been up to, where I’m being interviewed, etc., so I thought I’d post a little personal update thingy. For those of you waiting to hear about upcoming local OAO open rituals (Women’s *dark* moons Esbats [hosted by Estha & Datura], Men’s solar rituals [hosted by me], everyone-Sabbats, everyone-full-moon-Esbats, etc.), stay tuned! I’ll type it up in the very near. I’ve just been very busy working and doing spiritual Work, battling insomnia, and am currently trying to catch up with things around the house. Also, I’ve put a small image of SHADOW MAGICK COMPENDIUM (Sept) on my MySpace page.. it’s also on Amazon.com. I’ll soon post a full description of the book (it does NOT have a Gothic focus; it’s purely magickal/spiritual) and will be taking PRE-ORDERS very soon!!

I’m also trying to get caught up on my emails (the MySpace ones, anyway) to stay in touch with friends and fans. My 2000 messages are now skimmed down to 1000.. it’s a good start :P Otherwise, (more…)

BOOK TOUR 2007: An official report

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Well well well well well! Here I am… yes, alive, living, breathing, Being. Currently just finished raking some gorgeous autumn leaves in the front lawn, listening to a DJ Haywire mix (np: Atari Teenage Riot!), and trying to get my thoughts organized (or ‘organised’ as they spell it overseas) and my week planned based on things on my f’ing ENDLESS “to do” list. One of which is finding a good job… Another of which is writing this blog/book tour report. I also have to get groceries, clean the fish tank, do some touch-ups on book #2 (Shadow Magick Compendium), clean the bathrooms, organize the house, take recycling, sort books, sort CDs, catch up on e-mails (HUNDREDS, AAH), and perform some rituals I’m falling behind on. But I’m sure you don’t want to hear all about my mundane existence (woe), so onward with the official tour report:

CHICAGO ~ Chicago itself, as a city, appeared to me as a big, consuming machine: everyone and everything being sorted, rushed, labeled, shipped, plastic-wrapped, and made a cog of the empirical infrastructure. Yeah; not such a good experience. Estha (my Priestess/partner) and I went here for GothicFest. Truth be told, (more…)

Just a procrastination

Monday, May 7th, 2007

This is my first blog that has no purpose whatever. Just needed a 3-minute break from this insane essay. This is sooooo in-depth, my brain’s about to explode.

Gunnu just drink some British tea and (more…)

Beltane 2007

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Hello! Thanks for readin’ my mindstreamings. Beltane this year was a particularly wonderful experience. For those unfamiliar with Beltane (I post my infrequent blogs in like 3 different places), here is some info copied-n-pasted from my running manuscript for book #2, where it briefly reviews the Wiccan/Neopagan holy days (the Sabbats):

Beltane
Also called: Bealtaine, Beltaine, May Day, Roodmas, Walburga, Walpurgis, Hexennacht, Carodejnice.
Observed: May 1st
Type: Major Sabbat, Cross-Quarter Day
Astrological degree: 15˚ Taurus
Origin: Celtic Europe
God aspect: The Oak King as the (more…)