SO, WHAT’S ALL THIS OCCULT BUSINESS THEN?
I started this blog, Adventures in Woo Woo, to discuss, investigate and test the ideas, rituals, systems and beliefs that are suggested by the various teachings of the Occult and Spirituality such as: Chaos Magick, Law of Attraction, The New Age, Satanism, Thelema, Wicca, UFOS, Tantra, Meditation, Aliens, Demons, Angels, Gods, Spirits, Ceremonial Magic, Hermetics, Divination and anything else that a skeptic would consider Woo Woo.
I am not claiming any expertise, nor do I represent any tradition or group. Everything on this blog is just my opinion, my personal experiences and insights, and should be treated as such. I don’t claim to be anything other than a guy trying to find out what’s going on.
WHO IS TOMMIE KELLY?
I am Tommie Kelly. 🙂 I was born in Ireland in 1977 and I still live there. I am an Artist and Writer, but not always in that order. I have published a number of Comics. Some are about Music, most about the Occult in some way and one of them is just stupid.
I have always wanted to grow up to be the World’s Only Consulting Occultist, sometimes using Magic with the K but not always spelling it that way. I am somewhat Chaosy leaning, but not overly fond of labels. I have a Lifelong interest in all things Occult and Spirituality, starting in my early teens when I read some Stuart Wilde books and then Alice Bailey, along with some Buddhism, Theosophy and hosts of New Age type stuff. Currently I fluctuate between not being totally convinced that Magick, Spirits, spirituality or whatever we want to call it, is anything more than just psychology with much more interesting aesthetics, and experiencing spooky shit that could only be described as High Strangeness!
I went to College in my mid-twenties to study Holistic Health and am qualified in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage and Reiki, but don’t practice any of it these days other than Aromatherapy which I find extremely pleasant and helpful. YMMV, of course.
I was a Sound Engineer for most of my Twenties and early Thirties along with having a very unsuccessful Music Career as a Singer/Songwriter, recording 4 albums and an EP, that were all critically ignored. Also Toured and Recorded as lead Guitar player with a number of Original and Cover Rock Bands. While I taught guitar and music for a number of years, I now couldn’t even tell you the last time I seen any of my guitars nevermind played them. Such is life.
I was also a Classic Rock Radio DJ and Co-Host of a Comedy Chat Podcast, which was relatively successful in the local area where I live.
You can see my Occult themed Artwork and Art Prints, and you can check out my other art here or LIKE my Artist page on Facebook. I have done the Cover Art for Rune Soup’s Gordon White’s Book Pieces of Eight and artwork for Alan Chapman‘s Fountainhead Wisdom School website, along with numerous portraits and avatars. You can get my Comics.
I am also one of the Admins in CHAOS MAGICK GROUP (CMG). I read a lot of books and play Video games.
WHAT POSTS SHOULD I READ FIRST?
– You can always just dive straight into the blog
– New to Magick? Try the Magick Primer Series
– Why Asking “Is Magick real?” is the wrong question
– Here’s the posts that broke down and explained my Hypersigil Comic THEM.
– I do a Weekly list of new and Old Occult related Blogs, Podcast and Videos.
– Looking for Ideas for your Meditation Practice?
– One of the more popular posts, about acting as if.
– Looking for an Alterantive to the LBRP (Lesser Banishing Rutual of the Pentagram)?
– Example of a Daily Magick Ritual Structure.
IS MAGICK REAL?
To me, this is somewhat the wrong question. The better question is: Is it useful?
Does following the techniques, practices, ideas or systems lead me closer to health, happiness, satisfaction, prosperity, creativity, contentment or wisdom? If so, I keep them, If not, I drop them.
I am not aiming to convince YOU or anyone else that Magick, or any of the ideas I talk about, are real (whatever “real” is) so, take what you want from the post within here. If you disagree, that’s fine, but I won’t be arguing with you about it.