How to "Level Up" Your Occult Skills - Part 3
I think it’s important to understand how to explore occult knowledge more objectively, which is what inspired this “Level Up” series (read Part One and Part Two here). Part Three focuses on the personal reasons behind learning and/or believing in occultism. For those of us who believe and take witchcraft, sorcery, or whatever seriously, we accept that our work is experiential above all else. For those who just love the topic and want to further understand why people adopted occultism and mysticism as the fundamentals of their core beliefs back then and today, this article should provide some insight.
A Songwriter Painted Me With Rain
If walls could talk, I’d quote over 60 songs and their variations to you. These songs were written by a 14-year-old songwriter who begged her mom to make my pale faces a rich, dark purple. After that, jagged handwriting on scattered notebooks became melodies of despair and vengeance. They were inspired by words she wouldn't speak when she was away from me. Watching her work wasn’t like watching an angsty teen take their life for granted; she was a magician. The raw power from rants and tears became a string of notes that weren’t restrained by technicalities. The piano would roar between the scratches of lead carving into paper. Her own roars harmonized imagination and reality. Eventually, my company became her creative haven for songwriting and other ventures, all of which received harsh criticism too often.
8 Goth Decor Items for the Haunted
Some of us want our home to be a sanctuary for the living and the dead. The decor below is for those who are inspired by haunted Victorian mansions, seance rooms, and liminal spaces that blend elegance with eerie vibes. The goal here is to give your visitors the chance to contemplate their mortality and the afterlife, but if you're wanting gothic decor that's a little more on the creepier side of interior design, check out 8 Gothic Home Decor Items for Oddities Lovers.
8 Gothic Home Decor Items for Oddity Lovers
Many homes have been plagued with uninspired home decor that make their visitors feel warm and welcome. It's time we put an end to the "Live, Laugh, Love" and introduce our visitors to an odder taste of decor. From anatomical pieces to friendly grim reapers, here are a few oddities and stores that will darken up your horrid abode.
How To "Level Up" Your Occult Knowledge - Part Two
If you're here after reading Part One, I'm glad you're here. The last part went over the Diplomatic skill set from The Council game. This part goes over the Detective skill set where logic is prioritized above everything else, which is a bit of a double-edged sword for occultists. Instead of immersing ourselves in the history and culture of various types of mysticism, we're applying what we know and admitting what we don't know to infer if the information brought to us is sensible. This encourages a more objective view on occult topics, rather than be fascinated or feel connected to them.
NaNoWriMo Can Kill A Writer
NaNoWriMo, the non-profit organization and the challenge, will cross paths with many aspiring writers nowadays. For some it’s motivating and for others, daunting. This year, I took it seriously then stopped after writing every day for 15 days. Following the strict daily word count quota inspired me to write about the pros and cons every aspiring novelist should consider before taking on this challenge; otherwise, NaNoWriMo can kill you as a writer.