Invoking Heyoka

“It takes more energy to frown than it does to smile” - Bill Hicks It is a common misconception in the realm of occult study that there is no room for humor. After reading many long-winded passages of kabbalistic lore or complex invocations of ancient deities humor has a funny way of getting lost in… Continue reading Invoking Heyoka

Medicine Tree: Psychedelic Qabalah for a Modern Psychonaut

One area of spiritual practice that is likely to be overlooked by the average psychonaut is the Qabalah. The Hermetic Qabalah in particular. Beyond the circles of underground occultists and chaos magicians, the Qabalah to many comes with a lot of religious baggage because of its associations with Jewish belief or, God forbid, pop culture. But what if the concept of the Tree of Life, that poetic structure of manifestation and creation of the universe that stands at the center of the Qabalah, were to be a fitting symbol for the psychedelic experience? I propose that it is indeed THE psychedelic symbol psychonauts and modern spiritualists are searching. It exists as both a philosophy and as a practical spiritual methodology the psychonaut can use to “know thyself.” From pathworking to astral projection, dream interpretation to creating art, the toolbox of the modern Qabalistic magician holds the keys to understanding and integrating the psychedelic experience.

A Little Introduction

If you are anything like me than you also have more than just a passing interest in the esoteric, counterculture, the psychedelic and the all around weird. If so, then I think you’re in the right place. I’ll be writing and posting about a number of different things on a variety of topics in some vain attempt at understanding what it is I actually believe.