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Lupine Relics

November 17, 2012 2 comments

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A variety of old wolf bones. Vertebrae, jaw section, ulna. Sourced from AK First Nations subsistence hunts.

Bones play a big role in my practice, and take up a significant part of my collection.

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November 12, 2012 2 comments

Despite how much we may or may not view the flesh as a prison, after a gnostic fashion, we are beings housed in and a part of the physical realm.  Keeping the body, this temple, at peak condition is important to any magical endeavor.  When the body is good physical condition there is an abundance of vitality, awareness, and endurance, all of which are important faculties in magical practice.  This is best done through balanced diet, consistent exercise, uninterrupted restful sleep, and good personal hygiene.  When the body is well rested as a result of sleep, full of vitality as a result of a balanced diet, refreshed by cleanliness, and poised from exercise, the magus is ready to engage in effective magical practice.  Not only will these healthy habits improve the quality of your life, but also the potency, duration, and precision of your magick. ~Seth, Tactical Magick

I could not even begin to count the number of pagans and occultists I’ve run into who are out of shape, slovenly, and possessing poor hygiene practices.  It just boggles the mind.  There are horror stories I could tell, but really, what’s the point.  I think you all know what I’m talking about.  I’m utterly surprised at how anyone can focus or get any work done with kitty litter grinding under their feet, or the smell of BO and cat piss hanging in the air (yes, I’ve experienced this firsthand unfortunately).  I know I can’t, but I have ADD, so what the fuck do I know?

I really need to get back into my old exercise routine.  I think I may be a touch out of shape.  I also need to see a doctor about that insomnia thing.  Both of these will happen soon.