After some weeks of editing and making sure all the included photographic images were properly formatted, the day has finally arrived- Psychedelic Spirituality is now available on Amazon!
This is my first full length foray into the world of psychedelia, prohibition and temperance, moralism versus hedonism, and similar topics, covering not merely (as many works do) a laundry list of substances and their effects, or otherwise merely a philosophical guide with no encyclopedic content, but rather a fusion of the two; I rushed out the release of the far shorter Spirits of the Garden as a sort of teaser for this work to come.
I decided it would be prudent here to merely include the chapter list and brief content description for each.
I. Ancient usage of some psychotropics
Substances used in ancient times, and why
II. The failure of prohibition and why it failed
Specifically, the function of the underground or suppressed free market, coupled with innate curiosity
III. Machine elves and vibrations
Some of the standard visions and theories on psychotropics currently extant
IV. Some common psychedelics
A more in depth description of some of the better known substances
V. Psychedelics as portals to other worlds
Quantum physics and philosophy
VI. My own experiences with some substances
Specifically morning glory and Amanita muscaria among others
VII. Prohibition encourages more harmful, synthetic alternatives
The rise of the synths and why we should be trying to stop it
VIII. Hedonism and Epicureanism applied to psychedelics
The threefold (technically fourfold) views of drugs- hedonism, moralism, asceticism, and epicureanism
IX. Fungus, caves, and other phenomena
Notes regarding some of the more prevalent archetypes of psychotropic mythology
X. Spiritual seeds: morning glory heaven
The benefits of some psychedelics, or lack of risk thereof usually associated with them by some cultures
XI. The Noble Savage mythology; how modernity views its own use and that of the so-called primitive man
An exposition on the use of drug or similar imagery in film and television and its extension of romanticism
A wrap-up of basic points formerly made
XIII. Psychedelic species of note
Brief descriptions of various species
The completion of”Psychedelic Spirituality” is now at most a couple of weeks away; but that’s not all that’s on my plate at the moment; thankfully the new laptop I’m using (which was crowdfunded by my youtube subscribers) is faster than before, and while formerly handling completed texts with large embedded images was a bit of a hassle- saving the files took a good thirty seconds towards the end and had to be done locally and on removable media- the new processing power I have at my disposal makes everything a literal breeze.
First, I must edit and complete art work for the book as well as complete the final section, which I added literally this morning and half completed when all other work was done; essentially a list of about forty of the most common psychotropic species, along with their scientific names, general habitat, and their noted effect upon the human brain and body. While this is my main work at hand for the immediate future I’ve already begun working on the introductory chapter of the long-awaited Sickness In Hell and a second Morbid Stories. I’ve got several other ideas for works to begin this year also, and hope to finalize at least two after Psychedelic Spirituality by December.
Additionally, I’ve decided to return to editing and releasing new versions of old, out-of-copyright occult works; I have only scratched the surface of popular grimoires from the Renaissance through the Victorian era, and those are selling like hot cakes because demand for black magic is at an all time high. With any such work, editing is the easy part, it’s the forward and artwork which takes some time; because I insist upon doing at least topical research on the subject, and the art needs to be of at least decent quality; which is all I can achieve with my own means and programs.
This is one of three planned works I have in mind for the topic of psychedelia; there’s already a possible fourth, though, that I may write; I’ll say no more as I do not want anyone else to preempt me on the particular subject I have in mind.
The following is a short excerpt from my upcoming work which speaks of psychedelic, mind altering substances, their vast importance in spirituality past and present, and all related topics; from the drug war (and its failure) to theoretical physics, as intertwined with psychonaut culture. The trifecta of views regarding the usage or non-usage of “drugs” is one of the backbones of this work, because it connects with such great ease to the vast majority of public conceptions regarding the use of such substances- especially those for which drug scheduling is dubious at best (for example, psilocybin is not actually addictive and marijuana is not actually substantially physically harmful.)…
“Technically there are three schools of thought behind the usage of psychedelics, and this is perhaps the most important part of my own discourse here on the subject; psychedelic literature, action, and speech, falls into these three categories with such a level of ease that they might as well be doppelgangers for the philosophies they intertwine with. We might liken the drug war and its proponents with moralism but it is even more paired with outright asceticism or literally the withholding of, avoidance of, or shunning in some way of materialism. The stoner culture (as opposed to psychonaut culture at large) represents rather a form of hedonism or unregulated variant of pleasure for pleasure’s sake. Psychonauts themselves fall within the category of Epicurean philosophy which of course involves not hedonistic materialism and surely not asceticism or moralism, but rather enjoyment of simple things.
These two latter groups at first appear similar until one applies the concept of how substances are used and for what goal. The stoner is most commonly just looking to get high for getting high’s sake, while the psychonaut is attempting to glean spiritual or philosophical wisdom from the use of the same substances. The former is unconcerned with wisdom.
That is not to say that the recreational use of substances is inherently “bad” or “wrong”- at this point few people see a problem with the occasional beer or joint- but the manner in which the substances are used seems perhaps less pure or spiritual and is relegated to materialism. While the ascetic applies spiritual moralism (for that is how the drug war and temperance movement arose) or its more secular offshoots to mind altering substances and believes they should not be used because they are harmful on a spiritual or physical level the hedonistic stoner believes they should be used because they are desirable on the same levels. The psychonaut Epicurean meanwhile relegates the should/should not dichotomy to irrelevance and simply does these things for some spiritual purpose, disdaining the other two groups on the basis that both avoid actual wisdom which might otherwise be gleaned from the experience or lack thereof. Just as the moral ascetic may fast to attain a wise state, so may the psychonaut indulge to do the same; the materialist is unable to glean spiritual wisdom because it is not sought at all.”
Several years ago I wrote a work entitled Musings: The Occult Compendium. While I was pleased with the content of this work, the format was anything but sophisticated, and the editing needed a little more work. With that in mind I reformatted everything, re-edited it into its new form, and released it here under its new title.
The contents are fairly straightforward; rather than one specific topic it compiles shorter works on related topics; the psychic arts, curses, occult analysis of pop culture, and a refutation of asceticism and why it must be refuted in favor of a more Epicurean ideal. Along with this I included a short list of resources for those interested in the more occult, mystic tradition of spirituality, as well as a long run down on some modern Satanic philosophy.
The original, less attractive work had a more generic cover and was in entirely the wrong trim- an amateurish mistake I made because I was not yet fully used to the createspace design; as well I added a new introduction and table of contents, as well as more content.
It may be seen as a companion to my latest occult work, Occult Philosophy for the Modern Age.
At last, after two years of writing, editing, and illustrating- my guide to occult philosophy is finally available on Amazon.
I started this work in 2013- for a year it was mostly written but hadn’t been edited because I was so busy with other projects, namely “Ashes” and “Morbid Stories.” I took the liberty of applying my own digitized artwork to it for two reasons; first, I can work a lot faster than anyone I’d fund to illustrate, and secondly I can absolutely control the content to my hearts’ content- sometimes complete symmetry is desirable, but for this type of work I prefer material that more closely resembles digitized sketches that have nonetheless been altered to be more appealing.
The work stands at 198 pages- much of its content is metaphysical, although it applies one general overarching concept to various things within the occult and the paranormal; the basic concept around which most other passages revolve is the concept of oscillation and of evolution as applied to non biological principles; this allows the redefinition of virtually every other occult and mystic concept. In days of old I never realized this, but once it became apparent that this could be applied to occult topics and even every secular topic it became monumentally important to define it- for it is the eternal kampf in its pure form; not the watered down, bastardized version used by racial nationalists but rather the evolutionary component applied to every field.
It is through this struggle, and through many cycles, and through random convolution, that I believe all other occult principles and phenomena operate and manifest; this work, then, describes it in minute detail.
Thus I offer this as my own handbook to guide the occultists of the world in what is, as of now, a sort of guide to my own system and path.
At long last the Nonfiction Bible has been completed. All prior spiritual works- the KJV, the Talmud, the Quran, the Book of Mor(m)on, are all hereby supplanted and invalidated by the final, absolute, undeniable, unchanging version of god’s word (Copyright 2015, God.)
As it states inside of the Nonfiction Bible itself, it is directly inspired by and directed by god himself. We know this is true, because the book is holy and says so. Inside, you will find, at last, the true story of Jesus fighting a dragon outside of Jerusalem, of his hippie days in Haight-Ashbury swallowing mushrooms and strawberries, and the age old story of Jonah and why god really had him swallowed by a fish. So too does it tell the true stories of Noah, Moses, Adam and Eve, the Revelation of John, and much more.
Its final culmination; an epic battle between the forces of Jesus and Satan over their favorite musical genres, during which they both unveil their final abominable weapons of war, attempting to destroy one another for eternity.
In the last few weeks I’ve been feverishly working on a project to revamp and recompile the “Holy Bible” into a modern format. I came to the realization that all other bibles were full of nonsense and were boring, so I decided to improve them. The author is necessarily listed as god; because its content is thereby absolutely, inerrantly true and can’t be questioned at all without a person becoming a hellbound eternal sinner.
When I first started I intended to use the same format as the KJV- basically broken down into the canonical books (Exodus, Luke, etc) and then merely remade to better fit the will of this one male singular anthropic deity, but I abandoned the first draft when I realized that format was part of what makes all other bibles boring. Therefore, I made new sections which better reflect the one true story of god and jesus and the other figures there.
Unlike other bibles it also contains The Tale of Jesus part III: Jesus comes to the Americas, and The Tale of Jesus part IV: Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program. It will also contain the cyberpunk futurism of Jesus Part V: The Newest Testament, and how Jesus came back yet again after coming back over and over again before, this time to inspire the hippies and various cults in California.
Regardless of the satirical tone of the work, it’s at least as accurate as any other bible- probably a lot more so. Jesus, after all, was basically an anarcho-communist necromancer with deep seated hatred for organized religion; which becomes evident when you observe the contradicting commands of Jesus and the latter-day Saul (or Paul) who turned Christianity into a violently bigoted, legalistic sect not unlike the baleful Roman cults of the day.
I’m not sure yet when it will be complete and I have a few publishers in mind who might like the work enough to potentially release it; if not it will be self published.