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New Radio!

Posted in Introductions, Magic, Otherkin with tags , , , , , on June 15, 2012 by Ezikiel

We are starting a radio cast, through Blog Talk Radio. Currently, we are set up for a weekly, 30 minute show. Our first episode is set for June 27th, 2012, where we will do an intro show! With this show, we will be talking about who we are, what to expect from our show, and what it means to Embody your Spirituality.

You, the listener, have the chance to also call in, chat live with us, and interact through our show! We will be taking calls during the show, and answering questions every week. I will also be uploading the show notes and answers to the Vox Homunculi after the show has aired. Be sure to listen in, and keep in touch as we explore new and exciting areas of the web!

I posted a link, under “Radio” so that we all know where to go, if you don’t already follow the Vox Homunculi, or the Dusty Grimoire, please do so on facebook!

I’m super excited for this new opportunity, and look forward to keeping everyone in touch with the Vox Homunculi!

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Big Change

Posted in Introductions, Magic on September 21, 2011 by Ezikiel

This last few months have been a roller coaster of change for me.  It is important to note that with all of these changes, it has effected the Dusty Grimoire significantly.  I would like to take the time to fill everyone in on what has been going on, and let you all know about how the Dusty Grimoire will evolve to keep up with life.

The Dusty Grimoire will continue to be about the Magical process, my experiences with it, and the useful tidbits of information that I come across.  Of course,  I will still be authoring articles, rituals, techniques, and philosophies of magic, and with that will also come a new direction- Embodied focused articles.  I’m sure we have seen the recent changes to the D.:G.:, where I had posted about the Somnium Homunculi since its inception.  This will continue, and the D.:G.: will continue to be a running journal of my writing for the Guild, and several of the personal workings I go through.

My contact information has changed somewhat- please feel free to email me at the contact link updated and provided- It will be my main source of contact with readers and friends.

I am also no longer living in Idaho. For the time being, I’ll be in the New York City area, and anyone in the area is welcome to contact me for meet up information and scheduling. I would love to connect with a few of the Embodied and magically minded people in the area! Perhaps we could set up an in person forum, similar to how the D.:G.: was started in Boise!

Now, for a bit of an update- I had been working with Frater Nicht, who publishes Chaosphere magazine, and written up a couple things for him to use in his magazine.  This is an awesome publication of Black Magic, Satanism, and “hot chicks,” (direct quote, haha!) that is sure to please even the pickiest of readers.  Please check it out!

http://chaosphere.org/

I’ve also been working with my Family in the House of the Dreaming to create and get ready for Savannah, GA’s Pagan Pride Day, where two of my Family will be presenting, and we will also be having a House gathering and group working.  Lots of writing for this one!

As far as changes to the blog, we’ll see some new catagories, as I begin to work more intimately with Journey work, heathen crafting, ritual writing, and journaling.  More of the ranting will likely be published, along with the more serious articles.  Several articles will likely be re-written, or re-envisioned, and many new things will stat coming out of the woodwork.

I wish you all the best, hope to see you around!

SINcerely,

Ezikiel

 

Otherkin

Posted in Introductions, Magic, Otherkin on May 28, 2009 by Ezikiel

I am quite hesitant to write this post. Not because of the delicate nature of Otherkin terminology/ semantics, but because every site or resource I’ve come across hasn’t helped me understand my definition of self any more than than the last. I’m one of those who are not content with how I am today, because I know that I can improve on who I am, and how I manifest my world. This journal and series of articles, among other things, is proof to myself that I am Becoming- though it is vague so far as to what that is. Even with the pedantic rambling I’m sure will ensue, hopefully this article will prove helpfull.

Otherkin

A calling of Self

While I do identify with a darker aspect of myself, calling it names is difficult. I feed as a vampire would, taking the life energy of others in order to sustain any sense of homeostasis. With out it, I become at first irritable, then downright ill with headaches, chills, an impressive appetite that never keeps me satiated, muscle pains, night terrors, and general intense unease. While I was going through these bouts of binge and such, I started to question why it is that my nature lends itself to the predatory parasitic. Not complaining, mind you- one can’t really change who they are, just trying to understand how I came to be this way, and what it means to me to understand these concepts so acutely. Firstly, allow me to divulge a little more about myself than previously.

My Otherkin nature is a mystery to me. A mere shadow, though sentient. I’ve memories of several eons (of course, these are mostly speculative, but bare with me here) where I would float from dream to dream, earning from the Dreamer. through these subconciouse travels, I learned my first thoughts, the uses of magic, and the importance of the arcane symbols. I began to understand my self through the experiences of others.

At first, I would begin as a side stepped obstacle in the dreams. I was simply a watcher on the landscape. Soon, with my new found knowledge, I was able to actively participate in the dreams of others. Not long after, I begame the gaping Maw that people would run from, and this is when I learned to nourish myself on these dreams. I remember vividly the dreams of the Fae, the Celestials (though their dreams were more akin to guided meditations than anything else), and the God-forms. From the first dream, a part of me was alive. If the gods created while they were awake, I was what they manifested in their sleep. Their Children were my playground, and I was something formless and yet cohesive.

Now, this is not to suggest that I’m “UBER PWNAGE RaWWrrR,” (clearly…) or really all that different from any other creation in the multitudes of consciousness that have existed from eons back- I was simply another of the dark children birthed from where ever it is the things that go bump in the night are. Creation mythos aside- and quite outside the scope of this article, let’s move on to the more pressing matter of how these epiphanies came about.

My awakening, while deviod of any mentoring or understanding at first, was quite problematic. Try explaining to your parents that you can see and “taste,” peoples “souls” and that you take them into yourself in order to suvive. While at the tender age of 7, I didn’t really have much more of a concept to base that on. Regardless, they didn’t take it well. Even with the advent of the internet, there wasn’t a lot of information out there 13 years ago on Otherkin, or the Vampyre community.

It wasn’t until much later, after learning how to cope in silence, did I learn of the Vampire community. Still being a minor, finding answers and getting contacts within the community was difficult, though I was able to find a few people willing to at least point me in the diretionof several good books and websites that would suffice until I was 18. This period of learning and absorbing knowledge was greatly fueled by my spark of interest in the Occult. Several of the posts so far on the Dusty Grimoire have been from practices I’ve adapted and hypothesis I’ve developed during this time.

During my studies, I learned of Psionics- mostly through Psipog.org and their IRC client chat rooms. I made myself comfortable there and made great use of their articles (which are still archived, and suggest them highly) to fuel my understandings of magic and energy work, And still use their basics of energy manipulation in my daily meditations.

And, that’s pretty much where I’m at today. I wanted to thank you all, once again, for keeping up with the Dusty Grimoire so far. Hopefully I’ve been of help or at least somewhat interesting. Feel free to message me or e-mail me at Ezikiel@dustygrimoire.com- if you have google talk even better. 🙂

The first, and testy

Posted in Introductions on March 28, 2008 by Ezikiel

Well, this should be interesting, at least from my side. I’m assuming that there are very few people out there that blog about magical practices, random writings that they do, and knitting all at once (my gods I think wordpress might go s’plody!) but that will be the purpose here. Of course, if there are any readers interested in anything that I say, or embellishments to certain things mentioned, by all means use that comment feature!

 Certainly there are others other there, who strive to become the leaders of their own lives? I certainly am a hell of a ways away on the path. Hey, if my words and inspire some one to get out and get on it, then I’ll post. While I don’t know why people hardly comment on the thingsexpect comments right away I do hope that they will come. Blogs are about finding people of like mind to share in your visions, and goals, in your successes and failures (more-so with the failures on my part, I surmise…) and coming together to become an entire community! We can only hope…

One thing that I  found not too long ago was a writing prompt generator. While many of the prompts were a little on the useless for my writing style side, there were more than enough for me to save it in my memory banks. (I’d share a link…but google hath failed me now.) And I will be using them every so often to add a bit of diversity to the posts. Diversity is good, right?

I’m sure I’ll be inspired to write more tonight, since I’ll be up until the ass-crack of dawn shows it’s filthy self the sun comes up.

Well, how about a little about me, then? As I’m sure all of you now know, I’m not exactly PC. You’ll see the strike throughs often, as I will attempt to edit myself, and find most of them at least a bit humorous; what with being able to follow my revision strategies, and all.

I work nights at a hotel in Downtown Boise, ID. currently I’m the only person working nights, so the next 10 or so business days I’m going to be trapped like a dirty hooker to her crack working a lot. I don’t mind, I need the money- but the lack of free time can be disturbing.

How about you guys? What’s going on the the world of _______*? Let me know!

Well, that’s kind’ve a long post. I think I’ll let it go for now.

Eternally,

Ezikiel