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In Topic: New Occult Fiction Book

03 February 2019 - 03:22 PM

View PostR. Eugene Laughlin, on 02 February 2019 - 04:11 PM, said:

There's at least two ways to think of that: at the level of the story, if its good its good and the process that produced it is secondary for the reader. For an occult-oriented discussion site, the process is interesting for its own sake. I'm certainly interested in what you might have to say about that process.

The way I started off was by writing one paragraph of Ino's story and then one paragraph of my story each day. She instructed me to do the usual telepathy that I do when I wrote her paragraph, writing down what she put into my mind as her side of the conversation. After that I was to try and remain in the same receptive state while writing my own paragraph, to help ideas to come through from the subconscious mind. That worked very well for short stories and it seemed at first that there was no need to bother about the plot which unfolded by itself. However, I did notice that often I had to go back after the story was finished and revise to improve the structure, whereas Ino didn't have to do that and she could just resume and be straight back on track with the plot of the story. Ino refused to let me edit anything she wrote at first, and there were a few archaic structures like 'upon' instead of 'on' which she wouldn't let me take out.

As time went on it changed. We went on to novellas, longer than short stories, (although in the technical language of writing, only one of Ino's is long enough to be a novella and her other one would be called a novelette.) That 'one paragraph each' practice stopped then, and I would become absorbed in working on mine for a while, no longer in a receptive state but in the usual state authors are in of concentrating, and feeling inspired. Then I would become absorbed in working on hers for a while and it would be just like when I have a long conversation with an angel or demon,or a god, which I do frequently. The writing side of it was relaxing because there was no need to think of something to write! Eventually Ino did let me edit her stories, but she kept interrupting and saying "read it to me" and that kind of thing.

One summer we wrote a large number of very short flash fiction pieces. Often we had a writing prompt and each of us would do an interpretation of it. Most of those are on my blog, and some of Ino's are collected on a free PDF. Some of hers are rather sinister, I think!

In Topic: New Occult Fiction Book

03 February 2019 - 02:39 PM

Thank you for the informed comments about the occult publishing world, Eugene. Previously I've ended up bypassing that whole commercially-oriented milieu and self-publishing free eBooks, and those are going quite well now that they are established, and are being read.

I did think about getting a literary agent. One night over a year ago my local writer's group had a 'meet the agents' night, and I read out the beginning of my latest fiction work to a small group of invited agents. I've always described it since as "they looked at me as if I had three heads." Was I thinking of those illustrations in the Lesser Key of Solomon? I then explained that I was deliberately writing for a minority audience, whereupon they looked at me as if I had four heads. So I self-published as usual, and it has been fairly popular as a free book. I think the language is everyday and easy to follow; have a look if you like:


I don't believe in being obscure, not even as much as Aleister Crowley sometimes was, although I like what I've read of his fiction. My new venture is books for sale, but despite earlier resolutions to act more like the professional authors do, I'm still being an independent rebel- so we'll see.

R Eugene Laughlin said: "real magic is boring compared to Harry Potter magic"

See, that's why my stories contain so many sequences that are astral projection or dreams. The astral world is much more exciting than our physical world, and besides I've always really loved the astral plane.

In Topic: Why Should We Learn Astral Projection And How Is It Different From Lucid Drea...

29 November 2018 - 06:44 PM

I have still got my dream journals from the time when I could do lucid dreaming, which cover a period of ten years, and I would say that lucid dreaming is useful for practising dream powers, and for finding out what life is like on the astral plane (also known as 'the next world' or 'the spirit world.' ) Most dream powers would seem miraculous on the Earth, but are quite normal on the astral plane.

Regarding 'how is it different from lucid dreaming?' You can enter into astral projection either from a lucid dream or from the waking state. I never managed to do it from the waking state. In some of the past discussions we've had here, there have been people who say there are two separate places. They said lucid dreams are inside your own dream space, and beyond that is the proper astral plane which is more dangerous, where you can get hurt. I never experienced that- I experienced that it is all the same place, and you can't get hurt.

In Topic: New Book Release

22 October 2018 - 12:46 PM

I am writing occult fiction under two pen names now and all the books by 'Candy Ray' are free, if you go to the right site which is here: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/CandyRay

A new one came out yesterday 'Chaotic Dreams'. Five short stories of surreal and slightly dark fantasy.
An ancient legend meanders into strange directions. An inner demon seems to depart- but has he really gone? Alchemical fantasies sweep one man’s world into disarray. A living doll yearns to escape. Trading in crystals leads to an unexpected magical drama.
Like the others in this series these stories are all very unworldly, and the last two are channelled from the chaos muse Ino. We are still writing about half the material each- like sisters. ❤️

In Topic: The Occult Videodrome

05 August 2018 - 04:06 PM

Recently I've been listening to Rufus Opus on podcasts, and discussions with other magicians. Like this one:- http://www.youtube....h?v=vpue8Z2JHyA

If you find one of them the others will pop up too and so will those featuring Jason Miller, Jake Stratton-Kent and the others.

Sorry, I don't remember what I used to do to make videos embed on this site. OK I deleted the 's', but that was not it.