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Woah, No New Essay? Is She Sick? Is She Dead? Does She Just Suck, Now?

Hello, readers. As you may or may not be aware, essays are lagging a little behind on their posting schedule. This is due to the fact that I have spent the past two weeks writing and polishing what is undeniably the best short story I have written to this point; now that it is finished, I am free to send it out to magazines, and free to get back to

An Analysis of the Alchemical Tradition Behind BOOK OF THE NEW SUN, Part IV: Hethor, Typhon and the Temptation of Severian

Before we start on this week’s very long essay, support more very long essays freely available on this blog by buying your copy of The Lightning Stenography Device, an alchemical blend of sci-fi and fantasy sure to delight fans of Severian’s journey. Click here to order in hardback, paperback or ebook! Of all four books in the “original” tetralogy, I have to admit that The Sword of the Lictor is

An Analysis Of The Alchemical Tradition Behind BOOK OF THE NEW SUN, Part III: The Piteous Gate and A Dark Albedo

Before we start, THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE is not only the #1 New Release in Amazon’s Alchemy category, but it is 99 cents until April 7th! If you haven’t snagged your copy, now’s the time. Click here to get it from Amazon and read all those wonderful reviews. Sometimes, readers, life is challenging. It can seem at times that we have been dropped on this planet for reasons unknown, to

Author M. F. Sullivan Gives Interview About THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE, Lysergic Acid, and Alchemy, Courtesy of Ari Augustine

Hello, readers. Just wanted to swing by to let you know that my interview with the fabulous Ari Augustine is live on her blog, Ravenous for Reads. Readers interested in the process of THR LSD or my writing process are in for a treat. Click here to check it out, but be sure to get your 99 cent ebook copy of THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE, Amazon’s #1 New Release in

FOR ONE WEEK ONLY: Celebrate Easter With A 99 Cent Ebook Copy of THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE

Don’t expect this every day, folks, but THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE is under a dollar on Amazon.com until 12 A. M. on April 7th. Click anywhere on the text of this paragraph to check it out.  If you love occultism, psychedelic drugs and music, mysticism, fairy tales, poisoning your friends and far, far more, don’t miss this alchemical blend of philosophical sci-fi and surreal fantasy. And if you would prefer

Fictional Author Cassius Wagner Gives Real Fake Interview About The Line Between Fiction And Reality

Readers of The Lightning Stenography Device will be thrilled to know that fictional author, Cassius Wagner, has had a most intriguing real fake interview (with apologies  to Rick and Morty) with fantastic blogger Jason Denness. In it, Wagner discusses the line between fantasy and reality, the future of art, and THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE, his newly-released anthology, co-authored with editor Katherine Beauvoir and tech savant Enoch Azarias. You can read it

An Analysis Of The Alchemical Tradition Behind BOOK OF THE NEW SUN, Part II: The Solve et Coagula of Terminus Est

BEFORE WE BEGIN: THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE IS NOW AVAILABLE IN HARDBACK, PAPERBACK AND EBOOK. CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY! ON BOOKS AND THEIR AUTHORS All writing—all art—is, by definition, a work of active imagination. Jungians postulate that for something to qualify as true ‘active imagination’ in the psychiatric manner as meant by Jung, it must be for a certain purpose, or follow certain guidelines, but the fact of

Check Out The Bonus Post At ‘Songs Wrote My Story’: The Magic of Music

In an effort to both market this blog and help support another, really wonderful blog and blogger, M. F. Sullivan has written a short blog post for blog Songs Wrote My Story. Be sure to check it–and Hilary’s wonderful blog–out at the link below. Readers interested in my writing process–and fans of Delilah, My Woman or the band Florence + The Machine–may want to check it out; for a bit

Hello, World: THE LIGHTNING STENOGRAPHY DEVICE is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and right here!

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An Analysis Of The Alchemical Tradition Behind BOOK OF THE NEW SUN, Part I: Urth, Ushas, And Unus Mundus

Hello, readers! We’re one week away from the release of The Lightning Stenography Device, so be sure to get your copy on Amazon! Without further ado, please enjoy Part I of a whopping 6 part (!!!) essay that I’ve wanted to do since last year. Although it is my (increasingly validated) hypothesis that all works of art follow the patterns identified in hermeticism and alchemy, some works of art draw

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