Some people say I'm scary. So is common sense and personal responsibilty.
Aleister Crowley started the tradition of spelling magic with a K -- magick -- in order to distinguish the metaphysical practice from the illusions of a stage magician. This spelling has been adopted by many witches, wizads and sorcerors over the years. Feh. I don't like it. Nothing against neo-pagan/Wiccan types (hey, some of those people are my best friends), but it's become a little too saccarine for me. No offense to the real witches, but personally, I can't read magick-with-a-k without thinking of people covered in glitter, running around naked in the woods with little pots of "fairie dust" that they bought at the New Age store. I believe that reality-shaping is a science, not an affectation. I don't want to pray or light little scented candles or flutter around, I want to GET SHIT DONE.
Now, don't tell anyone. Let's see how long it takes before this version gets corrupted by the Blob, too.
I've been practicing magix since I was a child. I've learned that some things work better than others, and that everyone has their very own style which will get the best results for them. I can help you find yours.
I'm a professional Tarot reader: look for me working the bar circuit in the Pacific North West, mostly in the Portland area. I teach mathematics and science (among other things) with a metaphysical slant. (I have also taught multimedia and digital art production, but you're probably not here for that.) I believe that critical thinking is among the most important skills we can develop, and yes, it can be responsibly combined with "occult" studies. I don't see how it can't.
I am pleased to have been added to Llewellyn's list of contributors to the Witches' Companion almanacs. You can find my first article on Cybermagic in the 2014 edition.
Look for my next piece on Urban Magic in the
2015 Witches' Companion, coming July 2014!
Not least importantly, I'm a writer and an artist, as well. The imagination has a lot to do with magix, and I've got plenty of that. Currently, I'm working on the second draft of my book that details the magixal system of the Somnicists. After studying many different magical systems, I realized that none of them really fit my personality, so I'm making up my own.
I'm not a Christian. I'm not a Wiccan. I'm not a Buddhist. I'm kind of a Satanist, but probably not the way you think. I'm not an Athling or an Atheist or a Klingon. These are all valid belief systems, and I've dabbled in all of them and more, but nothing has ever stuck. I'm not any one thing, really, although I do have my SubGenius membership card on hand at all times, just in case the spaceships come.
I like math and physics and music and dreams and art and stories and fractals and chaos.
Well, what did you expect from a priest named "Variable?"