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In the UK of the 1990's, experimental Dark Wave band MagiKore conducts powerful invocations of deities of death and transformation, forging unbreakable psychic links between its five members. Centuries later, following the announcement that global Ascension is imminent, they must reunite in their various futuristic incarnations to perform the metaphysical functions understood by only one of them, Chandra, currently resident in the spiritually-elevated Crystal Dome of the Latter-Day Aquarians.
As all sentient creatures prepare for translation, inner and outer landscapes begin to blend. Individuality must be safeguarded if the group is to perform its cosmic role and successfully channel the aspects of divinity most representative of their mutual soul-path.
The players in this mythopoetic jaunt find themselves emerging from diverse stages of personal evolution in order to re-group at the key moment of global crisis. Veering through alternative realities on the quest to find the soul-group's unique spiritual home, a touchstone truth of Ascension is that 'Every Thing Possible to Be Believ'd is an Image of Truth'.
Ascension draws on the Bhagavad-Gita, the canons of William Blake and Aldous Huxley, and on alchemical and Symbolist motifs and esoteric lore. Its cast of idiosyncratic characters must intuit their way through living allegory which includes aspects of Hinduism, Theosophy and Paganism, Evangelical Christianity, Buddhism, and materialism and atheism. Meanwhile, as numerous cults and creeds gather their forces, and godforms emerge to claim their own flocks, the world builds up to a dramatic transition that neither scientist nor saddhu can accurately foretell.
Outside on Warmoesstraat, the night was closing in, bringing its usual rucksacked arrivals seeking shelter and a spliff, its parties of rowdy beer-swilling Brits, the crack dealers in metallic puffa jackets and bling, the leery-eyed men heading for the red light booths. Weaving among these were flashing figures attired in the skins of wild animals; a leopard-man here, a red-mouthed woman in wolf's clothing there; but these moved towards the river so fast that scrutiny was impossible. One was merely left doubting the veracity one's peripheral vision.
Neon signs announced bar and sex shop, coffeeshop and hotel. The bells of Sint Nicolaaskerk and Oude Kerk chimed a lengthy carillon, a cheery summons to all good spirits. On the dark water by the cathedral, the new ship swayed and sent out its own music in which ancient cadences and technical finesse were alluringly combined. The strange-angled melodies and sudden glissandos painted pictures in the mind, images that did not belong to ordinary perception, many of them being mythic in nature, and to the majority of listeners, incomprehensible.
A mysterious vessel sails into Amsterdam and sets up as the world's ultimate nightclub. It soon proves preternaturally tempting, even to sensible Jude, who moves to the city to be with her musician boyfriend, Rafferty. Soon they are joined by her effete, intellectual son Lenox, whose interest in the occult, existentialism and sexual exploration lead him – and the victims of his experiments – into surreal and soul-changing adventures.
A new, updated edition of the 2010 Gothic novel by Kala Trobe.
The Little Book of Pocket Spells by Akasha Moon, 2018
Written by Kala Trobe under one of her pen names, Akasha Moon, and published by Random House, this Fifteenth Year Anniversary hardback celebrates the arts of everyday magick, and includes a starburst of new spells.
Conjuring up love, success, health and happiness, The Little Book of Pocket Spells has an enchanting idea for every occasion. It offers an array of practical tips for bringing those magickal essentials into your life. With its feet planted firmly in traditional witchcraft and remedies, this magickal gem of a book will have you and others spellbound.
Invoke the Goddess, 2019
A revised and updated edition from Llewellyn Worldwide, featuring fifteen Goddesses from the Hindu, Egyptian and Greek pantheons and ideas on how to connect with them. Each chapter provides a factual history of the deity and detailed exercises and visualisations to bring them forth into daily life. Starring Saraswati, Durga, Kali, Lakshmi and Radha; Isis, Nephthys, Hathor, Maat and Sekhmet; Artemis, Persephone, Hecate, Aphrodite and Iris.
Includes many concepts and tips on living magickally, healing the past, walking with the Divine, and enhancing one's creative potential.