Thursday, November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

Halloween is over.
But the magick continues,
And the jack o' lanterns still smile,
And the candles still burn brightly in our thoughts!
 
Here is my pumpkin patch today, on November 2, All Souls Day!
It is consecrated, magickal ground.
And at midnight, you can see the thin, nearly insubstantial spirits that haunt it all
through the night til dawn.
 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

These are my Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns!  Please take a look!
 
 

 
 
 
 


They came from my own pumpkin patch across the street from my large, spooky house. 
 
During the autumn, the pumpkins crept out along their vines, hidden in shadow; green, yellow, then orange in the dark, leafy twilight.
 
They ripened slowly, turning up their faces & fat bellies to the smoky, ash-gray skies and orange sun.
 
They were waiting for the knife and the knife came at last.


So here they are.

And here is a spell, also, for you to recite on this special night.  It is called "Witches Ride."

Let this spell evoke the energies & the atmosphere of Halloween!
 

Night, black as pitch!
Black as a witch!
Where's the moon?
Gone too soon!
Hoot owls are out.

Bats fly about.
Where they glide,
Witches ride. 

JLS.

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017


Here is a nice little song that I memorized when I was in Elementary School.  I learned it so long ago.  But I loved Halloween back then as much as I love it today.

The past is gone, and yet, this song has stayed in my mind!

Witches Ride

Night, black as pitch!

Black as a witch!

Where’s the moon?

Gone too soon!

Hoot owls are out.

Bats fly about.

Where they glide,

Witches ride.

I think this song might make a good spell; a celebration of the season, perhaps.

My Carnival of Para-Horror Presentation, H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Carnival of Horror, is now a 23- minute YouTube video, uploaded by my daughter to YouTube.

My daughter, Ligeia Leigh Steadman, a sophomore at Michigan State University, majoring in Japanese, created the animation & chose the background images, the film-clips & the music.   I supplied the passages from Lovecraft’s works.

If you are fascinated by Lovecraft’s philosophy & his horror, fantasy, and sci-fi stories, then you will enjoy our animation presentation.  

In particular, you should study the pyramid, which points down instead of up, to illustrate just how heavily the burden of time lies on humankind, and how brief & infinitesimal human life really is in the grand scheme of things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2NC040CkuQ

JLS 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017

The powers of the imagination are primary.  This is especially true during the Halloween season.

I use the word “imagination” in its true sense, i.e. to image, or to make images.

By imagining, the mind’s dormant powers, known to the ancient world metaphorically as will, knowledge, understanding & assimilation, can be activated.

The imagination, unleashed, unlocks a world of possibilities, and the mind thinking in isolation begins to think in harmony with the higher mental faculties.

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My Carnival of Para-Horror Presentation, H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Carnival of Horror, is now a 23- minute YouTube video, uploaded by my daughter to YouTube.

My daughter, Ligeia Leigh Steadman, a sophomore at Michigan State University, majoring in Japanese, created the animation & chose the background images, the film-clips & the music.   I supplied the passages from Lovecraft’s works.

Our presentation explains why Lovecraft’s brand of horror is truly terrifying in its implications for the future existence & well-being of humankind.

Our focus is on four major Lovecraft themes: cosmic indifferentism; humankind’s insignificance in the universe; humanity’s inability to perceive the reality of the world or to comprehend the nature of extra-terrestrial entities; and finally, the ultimate nothingness of the life & the universe that we think we know.

If you are fascinated by Lovecraft’s philosophy & his horror, fantasy, and sci-fi stories, then you will enjoy our animation presentation.  

In particular, you should study the pyramid, which points down instead of up, to illustrate just how heavily the burden of time lies on humankind, and how brief & infinitesimal human life really is in the grand scheme of things.



JLS 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017

As you all know, the night of Halloween belongs to the dead & we celebrate the passing of those we loved in life.

But also during this special season, the barrier between the living & the dead is paper-thin, and spirits & ghosts can interact with us and help us in our lives.

If you are looking for love this autumn, my friends, I have written a spell that will help you find the one true love. 

It is the Spell of the Red Witch Doll; try it out & see if it works.



I have a darker spell that you can use to get rid of your enemies.  But please don’t use it to kill; use it only to neutralize them so that they can’t hurt or bother you again.


Happy Halloween!

JLS

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October 8, 2017

My presentation, H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Carnival of Horror, is now a 23- minute YouTube video.

My daughter, Ligeia Leigh Steadman, a sophomore at Michigan State University, majoring in Japanese, created the animation & chose the background images, the film-clips & the music.   I supplied the passages from Lovecraft’s works.

If you are fascinated by Lovecraft’s philosophy & his horror, fantasy, and sci-fi stories, then you will enjoy our animation presentation. 

In particular, study the pyramid, which points down instead of up, to illustrate just how heavily the burden of time lies on humankind, and how brief & infinitesimal human life really is in the grand scheme of things.


Likewise, my interviews on the End of Days radio & Lighting the Void radio are available for listening or for download.  So, please listen in or download; you’ll hear a lot of fascinating things about Lovecraft, horror, fantasy, and the magickal arts.





JLS

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

At the Carnival of Para-Horror, on August 26th & Sunday, the 27th, I gave an animation presentation: H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Carnival of Horror.

H. P. Lovecraft’s Cosmic Carnival of Horror is now a 23- minute YouTube video, uploaded by my daughter to YouTube on August 22, 2017.

My daughter, Ligeia Leigh Steadman, a sophomore at Michigan State University, majoring in Japanese, created the animation & chose the background images, the film-clips & the music.   I supplied the passages from Lovecraft’s works.

Our presentation explains why Lovecraft’s brand of horror is truly terrifying in its implications for the future existence & well-being of humankind.

Our focus is on four major Lovecraft themes: cosmic indifferentism; humankind’s insignificance in the universe; humanity’s inability to perceive the reality of the world or to comprehend the nature of extra-terrestrial entities; and finally, the ultimate nothingness of the life & the universe that we think we know.

If you are fascinated by Lovecraft’s philosophy & his horror, fantasy, and sci-fi stories, then you will enjoy our animation presentation. 

In particular, study the pyramid, which points down instead of up, to illustrate just how heavily the burden of time lies on humankind, and how brief & infinitesimal human life really is in the grand scheme of things.


JLS