alchemy

The Alchemical Devilry Series, Part III: The Master and Margarita, The Man Who Sold The World, And The Nature of Artwork As Faustian Contract

You look like a perfectly rational sort of person, and I certainly know that I am, which is why I am always a little flabbergasted to find myself sitting down and writing essays about contacting the Devil. Again, when I say ‘the Devil’, I mean the chthonic personification of the unconscious, a Mercurial archetype which both favors and tests man. When I talk about artists ‘contacting the Devil’, or the

The Alchemical Devilry Series, Part I: The Temptation of Christ, The Black Trinity, and The Choice Before The Children of God

[AN: Part One of a multi-part occult series regarding the Devil, this essay provides a foundation for concepts which will be elaborated later, such as the devil’s representations in art and culture and the crafting of a psychic contract. More practical-application occult discussion will be occurring in future essays, to be published every Friday beginning 7/29 until their completion. After this devilry series is complete, more discussion will be given

Saturnism In The Emerald City: The Alchemical Symbolism Of Return To Oz

Even the most painful-to-watch, trashy piece of cinema can be littered with accidental (or, perhaps, intentional) symbolism enough to trigger a serious acid flashback or psycho-spiritual experience otherwise unlabeled. Barbarella, for God’s sake, is a pretty profound (well, ‘thoughtful’, say) exploration of a woman’s emerging sexuality and her embrace of the power it gives her. But I think a better, and safer place to start touching on this subject is

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