I have different rituals for Sabats, Esbats, Moons and to performs spells. I've written liturgies and am a church and other musician so I like using Anglican chant with whatever lyrics/blessings etc. to assist in prayer/meditation/spell work and mantra. I have a strong affinity to rocks/crystals/minerals and build a lot of my ritual using these to draw up power and distribute it.
Forest of choice:
My favorit forrests are Beech/Maple/Oak climax forrests but I also love evergreen forrests and stands. I've never seen a forrest I didn't like but there are lines, zones or patches where the energy is weird or manacing in some places. I pick forrest spots based on the kind of energy I find there.
Beach of choice:
I live very close to Lake Ontario but I don't recommend it for magick at all. The local Iroquois didn't like the shores of Ontario - didn't like the energy or the diseases it had in the 1600's. The best place in NY for magic is the finger lakes espicially if you can find a Glen without a lot of people around.
Among my preferred tools for Magick rituals:
What about Drugs?...
What about dancing?
Vegetarian's dilemma: Do you think eating meat is a crime?
Amalie, Coffee Date, Kilometer 0, Nightmare Before Christmas, Men in Black, Pirates of the Caribean (love Johnny Depp), A Dirty Shame, Death Becomes Her, Fred Astaire movies, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, a whole bunch of Gay film festival favorites, Audrey Hepburn movies, Garbo, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford... Interview With the Vampire, Devil Wears Prada, Die Momie, Die!, The Man in Question is Charles Busch, Yes Nurse, No Nurse!, Religulous
It would be impossible to list. I like ancient music esp. William Byrd and Hildegard Von Bingen. All manner of pre-19th century Church music, I also like Baroque esp. Purcel. I have a passion for Romantic era music like Chopin, Liszt, Bizet, Barber etc. Love Rachmaninov esp. his Choral music. Love Bruckner - OMG! I also really like new age and meditation music - there is some great stuff being recorded. Okay, now about dance music - there is a lot of fun stuff and a lot of trash out there right now. Gaga is genius. Agulera will not fade esp. if she keeps doing things like Candy Man. BUT the music I love the most and perform the most is 20's-30's American Standards and Jazz. My hero is Michael Feinstein who is saving this music and helped Ira Gershwin compile his library in the final years of his life. I adore all that stuff and I seem to have a voice for it.
Tommy Dorsey. But my favorite modern bands are the classic/opera rock genre. Queen is #1 of those but so many had really great songs.
"Misquoting Jesus" & "Orthodox Corruption of Scripture" Bart D. Ehrman; "Biology of Belief" Bruce Lipton, Phd; "Losing Our Democracy" Mark Green; "The Complete Book of Flower Fairies" Warne.
"To capitulate to evil is to be complicit with evil." Jim Costich
"Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in!" Leonard Cohan
Arnold is pussy willow grey and mint green eyes. He recently lost one of his legs to cancer. The guinea pigs sing. Constantly. Dieter, the sugar glider is very, very smart even though he is tiny. Cocoa is a ginger & white Boston Terrier rescue who was going to be used for breeding until she developed cataracts and went blind. She has some sight after surgery.
We've never stopped getting education.
1 adopted gay son, 1 step daughter, 1 gay niece who is more of a daughter.
People you like:
I'm easy going and can find something to like about most people.
People you hate:
Those with a depraved indifference for life tempt me to "help" Karma do her job faster. I fight this and am mostly successful.
We have a political ORIENTATION? Really?! I think that there is no such thing as healthy competition. With all competition there are winners (a very few) and loosers (everyone else). This is a recipe for unlimited human suffering. I am a collaborator and I think that only collaboration can inch us toward a much better goal - everyone wins. I don't like any politics that does not work toward the goal of everyone winning. That's my orientation.
How would you like to end up?
"Versace" coffin, Cremated
If you will be mummified, where?
Universal Studios - Hollywood
Favorite Archeological site:
My son's appartment. That's all I'm sayin.
Best City in the World:
New York!! No wait, it's too expensive. San Fran....no too expensive. Chicago, I love Chicago but I can't afford the rent. How about Prague? I've never been but I've seen the photos and I could live there - for sure. What are the prices like?
An Old Egyptian Vampire is inside the Great Cheope Pyramid at Giza, do you enter?