A Portrait Of The Occult Blogosphere

The blog-o-sphere has been quiet for some time now and there has been ideas circulating as to why it is but I think for the most part, people are just starting to graduate.

There are pretty much 2 types of people who used to blog; a) are the people who just want to share their experiences, you’ll see those types more in the folky magick types (witchcraft, hoodoo) or in a lesser degree, ceremonial and chaotes.

Type b) are/were the ones that used blogging as a platform to advertise to a certain extent their wares; courses, books, services, etc – but those types have already moved on to other social media platforms such a facebook or twitter.

It felt like in the beginning of the “BOOM” of the occult blog-o-sphere, it was a brand new shiny new toy/gizmo but I guess as time went by, it lost some of its’ lustre – blogging in general is something that you like or you don’t like; I’ve been blogging for years since I’ve discovered it, way before occult blogging in general, so I’ve stuck by it.

Most people would say that people have just moved on to other social media platforms but this happened in the occult forums as well. Most, if not, all of the respectable practitioners have gone underground or went into more secluded groups in the WWW.

I for one can only stand blogging and forums as a format to share and discuss research. It’s a hassle to search for information in a social media platform such as facebook, hassle to read through, hassle to comment and discuss.

It’s like the paradigm shifted with a whole bunch of us and it feels like we’ve all gone into hiding or gone deeper into the rabbit hole; it’s the same feeling when students are trying to finish their research paper/thesis. We all go deep and will maybe come out in the near future.

I for one am ok with the quietness. To me, it feels like more people are into their work more rather than posting things and worrying about view count.

Lucifer Devotional #DOMAGICK

I finally had some time to read through most of the posts that has been accumulating in my RSS feed for quite some time now and I stumbled upon a little #domagick trend/challenge that Andrieh Vitimus had started, you can visit his site to see the full details about the challenge but for my sake and purposes, I’m not officially doing that…I guess I’m just piggybacking on it somewhat, lol.

My decision making skills has been a little cloudy and lacklustre lately and I felt like I needed a little push. After a bit of contemplation, it hit me that I haven’t gotten in touch w/ the energies of Lucifer lately and maybe it’ll help balance /energize my sphere into action.

I started to chant his enns and almost instantly, I felt a little better, a little clearer. Mind you, I don’t like it when I need help of a deity to push me into action w/ something so mundane but TBH, I’m glad I did. Even the whole day, I felt clear, and that everything will go my way no matter what I chose.

So back to that whole piggybacking thing, I’m just going to do a small daily devotional to Lucifer; say a little prayer, recite his demonic enns, some contemplation with his energies. I normally do devotional for deities once a week or so, maybe even bi weekly. The purpose of that was more so to drop by an old friend, say hi, remind them that they have not been forgotten.

With this devotional I’m starting though, the purpose is to reacquaint myself in a much more focused direction and purpose.