Trump as incubus, “A Woman’s Nightmare” An incubus is a demon in male form who, according to legendary, attack women in their dreams in order to have sex with them and spawn demonic children. Psychologists have speculated that these legends could have arisen from experiences of parasomnia or sleep paralysis. Some traditions hold thatContinue reading “Trump as Woman’s Nightmare”
Of all the old grimoires of ceremonial magic I have read, the Grimoire of Armadel strikes me as the most Christian influenced. By way of example, consider this preparatory instruction: Before invoking the Spirits it is necessary to make a (Magical) Circle, and place thyself in the midst thereof after having sprinkled the same withContinue reading “The Grimoire of Armadel”
I get people asking me about Lilith from time but there’s not actually much I can say. Lilith doesn’t play any significant part in Christianity. While there is a “lilith” mentioned in the Hebrew scriptures (Isaiah 34:14 for those who want to look it up) it is simply a passing reference to a night creatureContinue reading “Curious about Lilith?”
This Minecraft style image was inspired by Mark 5:1-20, where Jesus frees a demon possessed man by casting the demons into a herd of pigs.
In the news yesterday: “The Italian Catholic church has refused to let a new movie based on a Dan Brown novel be filmed in churches in Rome after the author’s The Da Vinci Code novel and film outraged the Vatican.” Now the question of course is should the Vatican feel obliged to open its doorsContinue reading “Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons”
I realise that in defining a theology of meditation and altered states of consciousness I need to also touch on dreams, archetypes and symbols. Oneiromancy is the study of dreams and their interpretation and it is found throughout the Bible. The books of Daniel and Acts are obvious starting points but the question I hopeContinue reading “A Theology of Dreams”