Got a question, Khem. You mentioned 'post-modern sigils' before. What do you think of the mOre post modern types of magickal workings (online covens/ group spells, flashlights as a symbol of fire in workings, yadda yadda)?
Hi, Kieran ~
I have been practicing Daemonic Astrology for
over 40 years now. My approach is Classical,
and founded in the Physics and Natural Magic
of the Stoics. I don't follow the later Religionist
schemes of the Middle Ages <promulgated and
imposed by interaction/friction with Church &
To toss in a useful analogy, I think that examining
the astronomical and astrological work of Galileo
through the filters of the Church is pointless, if
what you are truly interested in is astronomy and
Likewise pointless, if your interests lay with Stoic
Astrological and Daemonic Physics.
The Religious models firmed up into the Psychological/
Psychodrama models during the course of the 1800s,
when fringe Masonry groups such as the Hermetic
Order of the Golden Dawn re-interpreted / mangled
the work of earlier/Classical Daemonic Astrologers.
In fact, we can argue that the Hermetic Order of the
Golden Dawn was the first ChA0$ MagiK group out
there, with its blatant disregard for the Classical
systems and its colonial syncretic appropriation and
shoe-horning of other cultural and ethnic magics into
its own kludged structure.
I have a great deal more to say on the subject in
some of my earlier posts here - see, for example :Secular ( and Forum Safe ) Magical Praxis« Reply #560 on: July 15, 2009 »http://tinyurl.com/7ggpbzv Soror A:. D:. A:. and The Esoteric Order of the Brazen Dawn« Reply #564 on: July 16, 2009 »http://tinyurl.com/866hxmy Re: The Brass Goggles Occult Society...
The Esoteric Order of the Brazen Dawn...« Reply #370 on: April 01, 2009 »http://tinyurl.com/yfagorfRe: The Brass Goggles Occult Society..
The Esoteric Order of the Brazen Dawn...« Reply #372 on: April 01, 2009 »http://tinyurl.com/7fl4usj
That said, I am also an old T.I.A.M.A.T.-List
and was/am involved in ongoing experiments on
several MUSHes :Testing the Internet As Magickal/Aethyric Toolhttp://tinyurl.com/855r9eo
There is a bit more information available on the subject
in the Society for the Academic Study of Magic
List Archives, here :ACADEMIC-STUDY-MAGIC Archiveshttp://tinyurl.com/7cbluya
And see also :Ritual Performances and Collective Intelligence:
Theoretical Frameworks for Analysing Activity
Patterns in Cloudworks(.PDF @ Open Research Online)http://tinyurl.com/7nsaljm
The traffic on this BrassGoggles sub-forum is quite
low, but I heartily recommend our archives to those
interested in Steampunk, Victoriana and Esoterica -
they are chock-a-block with meaty stuff.
Cors in Manu Domine,
~ Khem Caigan
"Heat and Moisture are Active to Generation;
Cold and Dryness are Passive, in and to each Thing;
Fire and Air, Active by Elementation;
Water and Earth, Passive to Generation."Of the Division of Chaos
-Dr. Simon Forman