Yeah, so the world finally caught up with me. I created a Facebook page for Robin Artisson, and people are pouring in today- get in on the ground floor! It'll be updated quite often, though I'll still use this blog for essays, poetry, and other substantial writings and announcements. Actually, I'll be doing some projects for this blog coming up soon- quite the herd of posts can be expected in the coming months. But Facebook, corporate evil though it is, happens to be easy and accessible, and will help us all to keep in touch.
As I said, this blog is still very important to me and my work online, and will only get better from here on out. I also plan on updating my various websites soon- beginning today. I decided to go with an art overhaul, link-rearrangement, and even new material.
So, I hope to see you all at Facebook! All friend requests are accepted, and anyone can subscribe or join the friends and discussion.
Hedge-crosser. Folklorist. Chess Player. Author of Five Books, with more to come, Fate willing. Herbalist and Root-Doctor. Renegade Mystic. Troublemaker. Student of the Divination Arts. Lover of the Simple Life.
"Traditional Witchcraft is about consciously accessing hidden realities, and doing so to a very intense and extreme degree. It is about accessing extra-sensory reality, or the Underworld itself, looking into the hidden regions of the Weird, all without losing consciousness of what you are doing and experiencing, and "returning" to this seemingly ordinary world with the extraordinary powers you encountered on that "other side" still being carried within you.
One of those extraordinary powers will become your "familiar" power or spirit- a helper, an ally, who will be bonded to you by reciprocal oath and pact and service. He or she may come because one of the ancient spirits that men called "Gods" sends him to you, or it may come on its own, seemingly. Mysterious benefactors in the Unseen may come and grant you a familiar; one can never tell. You may have to find one through great struggle; there is no single formula, though there are some traditional formulas for those who are canny enough."