The texts from which we gather knowledge of the Egyptian Underworld (Duat) include the various funerary texts which also served as guides to the underworld.
El Caganer: Gifts That Keep On Giving.
El Caganer (which roughly translates to “The Shitter”) is one of the top billed customs on those “Craziest Christmas Traditions Around the World” lists that circulate through social… Read more “El Caganer: Gifts That Keep On Giving.”
Who Mourns the Sirens?
Sirens are often mistakenly thought of as a monstrous counterpart to the mermaid; evil temptresses lurking in the sea foam waiting to lure innocent sailors to their… Read more “Who Mourns the Sirens?”
Chinese New Year, 2018
The Chinese New Year falls on the 16th of February for 2018. The date is based on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, so it… Read more “Chinese New Year, 2018”
Splendor Solis: Plate 11
Today we reach plate 11, the final image in the seven parables series, which marks the halfway point for the Splendor Solis. The final parable is an… Read more “Splendor Solis: Plate 11”
Myths of the Moons: Titan (Saturn)
Like Jupiter/Zeus, Saturn/Kronus has a multitude of satellites.However, we will consider only a few: Titan Tethys Dione Rhea Iapetus Mimas Enceladus Phoebe Janus Epimetheus Let’s start with… Read more “Myths of the Moons: Titan (Saturn)”
Dreams, Morphine and Gates of Horn and Ivory.
Dreams – what are they? According to the Ancient Greeks and Romans they were personified, and collectively known as the Oneiroi. Depending on who you read they… Read more “Dreams, Morphine and Gates of Horn and Ivory.”
Hold onto your heart: Valentines Day is approaching!
There are so many celebratory days we take for granted, and so many stories that lurk behind them. One of these days is Valentine’s day. The more… Read more “Hold onto your heart: Valentines Day is approaching!”
Chaos Magic, 101
We’re going to get to Chaos Magic, but I have to walk us through some Options first. Magic is about Options: some work better than others. Magic… Read more “Chaos Magic, 101”
Myths of the Moons: An Overview of Saturn’s Moons
Moving away from Zeus (Jupiter), we come to his father, Saturn (Kronos). Now, I sometimes have issues with my father; but at least he never ate me.… Read more “Myths of the Moons: An Overview of Saturn’s Moons”