Why I left the OTO

By 2010 I'd been a practicing magician for some 15 years. I'd explored Paganism, Satanism, chaos magick, ceremonial magick, various forms of divination, and so on. I underwent the Abramelin ritual and was underwhelmed by the results. I felt I'd gotten as far as I could on my own, and I wanted to … Continue reading

Sexism revisited

The comments section for "Sexism in contemporary occulture" and "Gender and the elements" flared up when they were originally published on Plutonica.net, and it became clear that the larger conversation is far from over. If you haven't read these posts yet, they're a good place to start.Two new … Continue reading

Sexism in contemporary occulture

Sexism is a topic that came up in a forum I recently started participating in. None contested that it was endemic in occulture, but few seemed interested in exploring why this was.I know women who have been asked "who are you here with?" when they attended events. Several have had men try to … Continue reading