• Making a Maven

    Discovering – Chaos Magick

    Every time I hear “chaos magick,” I honestly have no idea to what they are referring.  And honestly, it seems to mean something different to everyone! Magick is all about shaping the world around us through our will or by focusing the energy of the universe or divine power [depends on your perspective].  Chaos magick is focused on that same goal – but in a completely unstructured, uncontrolled fashion [hence the chaos!]. No personal practice develops when utilizing chaos magick.  What you did yesterday in ritual, or casting, or whatever likely will never be used in the same fashion.  It’s not written down or established as tradition. Over time, practitioners…

  • Making a Maven

    Discovering – Santeria

    Santería is oft one of the most misunderstood religious and spiritual practices. It often faces assumptions that its followers are “evil.” When we see Santería mentioned in the media, we are faced with images of animal sacrifice. That is all we are shown of this historically and culturally rich religion. When practices such as these are facing our dominant Christian culture and its media, that is all we will ever see. Context and perspective are lost because it does not align with our own engrained moral code. Santería is a polytheistic Afro-Cuban religion. It has become a mix of many cultures over time, but its foundation is from the Yoruba…