Well, as the old saying goes, this month is roaring in like a lion.
A couple of people are arguing over who is the real Golden Dawn. So what else is new?
There are Witchcraft groups that are disagreeing with each other and separating. So what else is new?
Actually, there are a couple of things I'd like to mention. First I'd like to congratulate my friend, Lon Milo DuQuette for getting some incredible publicity in major media. Lon lives in Orange Country, California (behind the orange curtain), and the "Orange County Weekly" ran a great article on him that you can read via this LINK. Another major newspaper, the Orange County "Register" ran a great article filled with photos, too. Here is
The trip up the I5 to Pantheacon was smooth and uneventful. As we have done for the past several years, Holly—now my wife—and I went with our friend, Lon Milo DuQuette.
Lon Milo DuQuette—Master of Magick
There is pass through some mountains as you drive north of Los Angeles on the I5. We stopped for a bite to eat and before getting back into the car I was surprised to see that there was some snow on the tops of some of the mountains. There hadn't been much snow all season.
There were more almond trees in bloom than I've seen in any year on our trips to the convention. They white flowers were beautiful! Anyone for making magick wands?
I apologize for the quality
Home...And Ready to Rock and Roll
Well, I'm back home from the Babalon Rising festival and hard at work. I had a brief stint of jet-lagged tiredness, a surprise for me since even with overseas travel I've never experienced it previously.
Babalon Rising is a great and growing festival. Each year more people attend. Unlike other festivals that have become increasingly "family friendly" ("Bring the kids! We have special activities for them."), BR remains staunchly adults only, giving it a different ambiance than many other events.
As with any festival (BR is in French Lick, Indiana), the location plays second fiddle to the people who attend. The people at BR, including those who run the
This was one of the best Pantheacon events ever. I heard estimates of between 2,500 and 3,000 people in attendance. Here is my experience...
First, I had been quite sick. My cold was primarily coughing. No fever. No nausea. But for someone who was going to be speaking, this was a disaster. Plus, coughing is exhausting! I kept thinking, "I'll be better in a day or two," but it didn't happen. I finally broke down and went to a doctor. I received a steroid inhaling treatment and prescriptions for antibiotics and two inhalers. By the day before traveling to the Con, my cough was decreased but not gone. I was also using two heavy cough medicines (one from a previous prescription), cold meds