At the apex of the Fire ritual, Prometheus demanded that each of us make a vow to act, to pursue an ambition which he would help us achieve. The ritual was written in such a way that all of the fascilitators could participate, and make vows of our own.
I vowed that my novel, The Mark of the Wolf, would be in print in time for the next festival.
My first step, taken less than 24 hours home from the festival, was to reproduce that goal in miniature by self-publishing one of my other, smaller, stories on Amazon.
My first published novelette, Bad Trip, is set in 1968, and follows a group of four friends as they explore a haunted house somewhere near Athol, MA. It’s not the first “haunted” house they’ve explored on their celebratory road trip, but it proves to be full of more than bad vibes and cheap thrills. As the four friends make their way the Whitley manor, room by room, they find first mystery, then horror, and finally doom.
The story offers, I hope, an intriguing introduction to my fictional world of occult horror, with a hat-tip to Lovecraft country on the way down. It’s $3 for 8000 words, which is more fun for less money than a trip to the cinema.
Continuing my explorations of elemental power through the masks I made for last year’s Heartland Pagan Festival, behold the Keeper of Water, portrayed by Feral.
In the long term, these images may find themselves in an oracle deck and/or a photo book.
Individual prints, and a look at the entire project to date, can be found at my portfolio. For the Feral as the four Keepers, click here. For the project in toto, click here. If you appreciate my work, either my art or my witchcraft, please consider purchasing prints.
Continuing my experiment of using photography to explore the personalities of my four elemental masks, we have Feral, again, this time as the Keeper of Earth.
Prints, and the entire project to date, can be found at my portfolio. For the Feral as the four Keepers, click here. For the project in toto, click here. If you appreciate my work, either my art or my witchcraft, please consider purchasing prints. Times are tough.
From my latest photo shoot exploring the personalities of my elemental masks, Chicago native Feral in the role of Keeper of Fire.
Although not, herself, a practitioner of occult arts — an unexpected and unaccountable bit of good luck with two of my previous models, first Felicity embodying Baphomet and the Sun God/dess, and then Kajira for the Conjuring and the first round of Keepers — she was very professional and a delight to work with, taking to the role with surprising ease.
Prints and the rest of the series are available at my portfolio. For the rest of Feral, click here. For the Elemental Masks series in toto, click here. If you like my work — either or both my art or my witchcraft — please consider buying a print or two. Times are a little tough right now.