In this video I discuss two aspects of the Agliz rune and offer some insight into how we might begin to approach using these energies for our magickal purposes.
I recently did a podcast interview with Beyond the Well Podcast's Alex Smedley ...
" Artists come in all forms, from those that write with a pen and those that stain skin with a needle. Join host Austin Smedley and guest Patrick Duggan as they discuss tattooing, Nietzsche, and modern art.
You can listen to the full interview here
Throughout human history tattooing has being closely associated with and often synonymous with shamanism and medicine work. Tattooers through their work, much like bar tenders, often serve people in thier most extreme moments in thier lives, such as times if great loss, desperation or great happiness and celebration. I feel very honored and fortunate to be able to engage in this ancient ritual tradition to help others heal through their traumas.
Not long ago I performed my first ever piece to cover up and hide a woman's mastectomy scars and give her beautiful flowers to celebrate her survival of cancer and new dawn. I've been honored to turn self harm scars into beautiful art, giving a powerful and creative outlet for another's pain. In this photo from three years ago I tattooed my friend Jon who lost his arm after falling in front of a train, employing humor, one of the oldest and most natural of all human medicines for healing.
" I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. " Revelation 21:6 .
The Alpha and the Omega are the first and last characters of the greek alphabet. This statement means that he is master of communications and words, of grammer ( grimoire, same root word means a book of ' spells ' ).
“ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” - Genesis
We also see this concept of vocal vibrations being core and responsible for creation in the hindu tradition's mantra OM, as well as the nordic Galdr traditions. . “The throat is a uterus where the Word is gestated, the throat is the sexual organ of the Gods.” - Kundalini Yoga by Samael Aun Weor
Art, covering all forms of communication, is the key to becoming a God creator ourselves. To ascend and aspire to usurp the power of the Gods.
My earliest memories from childhood involving spirit visitation and sleep paralysis. I discuss also how this experience may have planted the earliest seeds of gnosis to the reality of the demiurge and his beguiling servants.Read More
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Life is Suffering. Life is Dissatisfaction.
In Operation Werewolf there exists an axiom that asserts 'Physical training is never just physical'. This strikes my core for if it were not so I'd certainly have little interest in it's pursuit.
“The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.” - Henry Rollins
Truth is in moments of disappointment and dissatisfaction we must embrace that there is no divine justice that makes certain that the we receive our rightful fruits of our labors, a reason or meaning for our blood. sweat, pain and suffering. Life is unfair, and no one is coming to save your ass.
The Iron doesn't owe you ten more pounds just because you had it 4 months ago. How often do we keep tallys, keep score, hold grudges with people in our lives because of our inflated egos and sense of entitlement? How often do we allow our spirits to be crushed under the demiurgic 'dark satanic mills' of our material penitentiary existences?
Be glad to know limitation, dissatisfaction, pain and suffering. Shed your own blood, sweat and tears, because this life experience is yours alone to suffer and endure. No one can take that away. No one can share your pain. Through trials and tribulation we ground our egos, and gain gnosis, sparing ourselves bar stool talk with inflated guts and swollen self images built by theoretical strength and unrealized potential. The unexamined life is not worth living, and you should probably kill it before it lays eggs
'You come into this world with nothing except yourself.
You leave this world with nothing except yourself. '
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An older yet still potent interview with Craig, a friend and fellow operative, doctor of areyvedic medicine.
Long overdue, but today was my first day back in the gym since starting keto. Basically came in with the purpose of resetting my routine and assessing where my numbers in strength are currently at. I decided to keep it short and to the point, focusing only on the main compound lifts. My form felt good though the previously light weight felt surprisingly challenging towards the last few reps. Not that bummed about the strength loss because I'm excited to get stronger again, excited to experience the process of getting to my old numbers and then smashing them. But I will admit this was surprisingly challenging. I am sure I will be sore tomorrow. Onward and upward!
-Goblet squat: 1-10-53
-Kettlebell high pull: 1-10-53
-Kettlebell swing: 1-10-53
-Kettlebell deadlift: 1-10-53
-mace hammer swings- 1-60-14
-squat: 1-5-45. 1-5-95. 5-5-135.
-front squat: 3-5-95
-kb overhead rev lunges: 3-8-35
Though I wish he might have mentioned the works of Ekortu such as his Thursakyngi book series which are integral to this path, this is a decent and interesting introduction to the Chaos Gnostic, Thursian path.
Related, he also did a video regarding Rökkatru. Also worthy of a watch...
Here is a link to information on the works and website of Ekortu which I highly reccomend. You can also find him on Instagram @Ekortu.
A great talk between fellow Werewolf Operative, Craig Williams, and Anathema Publishing's Gabriel McCaughry. Craig is an incredibly inspirational being. He released a book titled 'Entering the Desert' a few months ago, which I enthusiastically pre-ordered and now proudly own, that was released by Anathema. Craig is a doctor who runs his own practice down in Austin, Texas where he is able to apply his incredible knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine, Vedic astrology, Yoga, Vedic science, Vedanta, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and clinical herbalism. Check out his site http://www.ayurvedaaustin.com/. As well as Anathema Publishing https://www.anathemapublishing.com/ which I believe is hands down one of the best contemporary publishers of occult works today, hands down.