In Alchemy, we have a very sacred science for bringing the Lead of an undeveloped consciousness, up to the level of a fully developed consciousness of Gold, magnificent and incorruptible.
The word ‘cult’ often inspires visions of earlier decades; reactionaries, activists, hippies, misguided and disillusioned regular folk, all under the sway of a charismatic sunglasses-wearing free-loving social deviant. As society and culture and technology change the way we think en-masse, the news of cults have faded into the background of obscurity and niche knowledge. So it’s a surprise to see one emerge into the media spotlight in 2018. Continue reading Cult Report #01: NXIVM.
“This here is Satan – we might say the devil, but that ain’t right, and gennelfolks don’t like such words. He is now commonly called ‘Spring-heeled Jack.” H. Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, 1840-1850.
“This bird was larger than any they had ever seen. Its wings, from tip to tip, were twice as long as a war canoe. It had a huge, curving beak, and its eyes glowed like fire. The people saw that its great claws held a living, giant whale. In silence, they watched while Thunderbird – for so the bird was named by everyone – carefully lowered the whale to the ground before them.”
A legend from the Quillayute, Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest, E. Clark, University of California Press, 1953. Continue reading Cryptid Case File #01: The Thunderbird.