It is from the secret pages of the ‘Book of Nature’ that the original meaning of the ‘occult’ was first drawn. As lovely as one finds the careful curve of a daimonic sigil, the cunning craft of a cautiously cut wand, or the potent poesis evoked by a proper turn of mantric phrase, these are but aesthetic adornments lavished on deeper essential elements. Music remains one of the most powerful ways to return our attention to the secret root at the heart of occultism.
Copyright law now protects creative works for almost a
century. At the very least, copyright terms should be
drastically reduced. Of
course, the concept of revising creative compensation is based on the
presumption that we will still use monetary currency with inborn inflation in
the future. But a gradual transition would be better than picking up the pieces in a post-apocalyptic
When it comes to girls just wanting to have fun, the Victorian era was the ultimate era of repression, denial and sin. Girls were kept from riding horses or bicycles because the feelings associated with these activities could turn a nice girl naughty. Did you know that cereal magnates Kellog and Graham got their start on the anti-mastrubation bandwagon, giving "the finger" to using one's hands? [An RS Encore Presentation]