A position of the Society for Liminal Cartography is that in order to Remythologize the Landscape, we need to recognize that the “unseen” world is as filled with potential entities as the world of the senses. As such, investigation of the “paranormal” needs to take into consideration that all entities exist within holistic systems that can be understood as “ecologies.” In the same sense that a marine biologist cannot study fish without studying the environment in which it swims, so the Liminal Cartographer or paranormal investigator cannot study non-normative entities without understanding the environment in which they occur.
Play on, O Tropsi; sing of the Great Achene,
the Samara descending, drifting, alighting.
A hollow she found, within stolid Acho —
a place full of life from the previous world.
When the fires of Wormwood which had destroyed the Third Space finally cooled and the Ruler of the Waters allowed the seas to subside, ACHO lifted his head above the ocean.
Pitted and scarred from the barrage of the Second Time of Unnaming, ACHO abode in silence for timeless times, preparing the way and building the foundation for the coming Space.
The Waters and Sky were one, cloudless, the…
On All Protections Night, a terrible entity known as The Vernow haunts the streets and pathways of the world, going from door to door, trying to gain entry. The Vernow manifests as an enormous deer skeleton, which walks upright. Quatrian legend says that The Vernow is the spirit of a deer who was cursed by Anthuor and died alone in the wild, trapped within a chasm from which it couldn’t escape. It roams the earth the night before All Sprites Day, looking for new skin to cover its bones.
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Updated Revision: Originally published 10/2018
What’s up, Spellcasters? Who wants to cause some magical mayhem and hit back against the Administration pigs a little more forcefully than we have been so far? Voting is gonna eventually happen, and organizing, and donating to organizations who are working to unseat these bastards, but after the shit-show that was the Mueller Report, some of us think that it’s time to add some dark magic to the mix.
The #MagicResistance is great, and I hope everybody who is into “binding Trump and those who abet him” keep it up. At this point, however, with…
There is, in the folk-lore of Siracusa and the surrounding regions, where echoes remain of the Cuatrian ways, a peculiar, yet efficacious, practice for those who wish to seek advice or visions from the so-called “Cusas,” or “Causes,” those strange entities so like, yet so unlike, deities or tutelary spirits. Referred to only as “li prucessu,” “the Process” or “the Method,” it is similar in some ways to the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in which the Mind’s Eye summons forth images from the greater Imagination, which are supposed to be as real as those seen during waking experience.
As Apuleius descended…
(See “The Hypogeum is Open” for additional details)
According to the Teachings of Mavani and Iktion, on or around First Frost (in the Northern Climes) or the beginning of Water Season (approx. Nov. 1st in the Northern Hemisphere), eight primordial monsters with beast-like heads emerge from the Hypogeum, which opens for three days, and begin causing havoc upon the land. These demons— the Therioanthropic Monsters — are chthonic remnants of the prior world, who seek to throw the current world into eternal darkness.
The names of the monsters vary from telling to telling, but the most common names, and the…
The Quatrian cat spirits, Chabderhuff and his sister Chabderal, featured in a number of Quatrian folktales. The following excerpt (trans. Newman 1987) is the most well-known. This tale appears in the “Canticle of Barbaro,” played and sung in two part harmony by Benda and Ofend as they departed Quatria in their fishing vessel. In the midst of a squall, the sailors chanted this light-hearted tale to calm their nerves.
Then let us sing, dear Benda-yon,
That waves may not upon us fall,
Or if they do we shall abide
And be of cheer if seas are rough.
Upon the deck…
THE FOREST is the fourth of the sixteen “Experienced” Powers.
There is ample reason that the cultic Mysteries of Elum and Delrin required initiates to spend three nights and three days deep within the depths of the woods. It wasn’t because danger dwelt among the boughs; rather, the candidate for initiation was expected to form a relationship with one of the tree species — a relationship which would define and guide the future
In the Tropsinion, a cosmogonic myth consisting of oral legends collected and translated by Aslanbek Tennison in the late 19th Century, our current…
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