Announcing: The Books of the Sacred Marriage, with an explanation

It has been quite a while since I posted on here. I’ve been busy writing, and the new book, like my others, is available on Amazon and as a Kindle e-book. The Books of the Sacred Marriage is very strange; it had to be. You will meet some strange people in it, especially people you thought you already knew all about. My poetry-writing mentor at San Francisco State, the late Mark Linenthal, once said, “If you take your writing out… Read more

Please Join the Aidan Kelly Book Club: Help Me Get My Books Written

My previous post on Patreon, proposing a journal to be called Mythopoiesis, was putting the cart before the horse. I was thinking about a book club, then thought it should have a monthly newsletter, then thought I could put my poems in it, then thought I could put subscribers’ poems in it, then thought we could have some radical essays in it . . . and that just got out of hand. The point is to have a Book Club,… Read more

Caitlyn Jenner and Sexual Stereotyping

Her freedom is our freedom. I believe that all human beings have a natural right to be whoever and whatever they choose to be. Our advantage as Americans is that that right is guaranteed for us by law. Those who deny that are on their way to join the dinosaurs. Read more

Announcing Mythopoiesis: A Journal of Poetry and Radical Thought

When I have fears that I may cease to be Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain . . . At my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot, hurrying near.   I edited and published four issues of a journal by that name (to be accurate, the first two issues were called The Catholic Socialist Review) back in the mid-1980s, using the primitive technology of paper and the US mail. There was no way it could have been… Read more

Lenin, State and Revolution, the One Percent, and Me

In June of 1963, I wrote my first Goddess ritual, for the wedding of my dear friends Larry and Catherine Shaw. I had been planning to graduate from San Francisco State that month, but the administration ruled that my having only 27 transfer credits from UC Berkeley, not 30, meant that I had to take the 18 units of General Education courses that I had thought I could skip. That was too heavy a load for just one semester, I… Read more

From the Diary of St. Allogenes

Before anything came into being, the Mother alone existed, before the worlds in the heavens appeared, or the world that is the earth, or principality, or authority, or the powers. She brought forth everything, like a little child, like a drop from a spring, like a blossom from a vine, like a flower, like a plant in need of nourishment and growth and faultlessness. Read more

Winning the War Against White Male Privilege

It is obvious that being white, male, strong, bright, and creative is unfair to all who lack those traits. So, in the interests of social justice, I will carry on the legacy of Dean Swift and Ayn Rand by offering a few modest proposals for rectifying such inequality. The most visible problem is that of skin color. If everyone were light brown, the average color for mankind in general, that would solve the problem. Paint or makeup would serve. Especially… Read more

The Second Letter of Diana

This is a discrete unit from my ongoing Books of the Sacred Marriage. Should I post it at all? The universal plague we face cannot be combatted by politeness. As I have said, Witchcraft is, and must inherently be, an In Your Face religion. I know, of course, there will be many who, out of ignorance, will insist on misunderstanding and misinterpreting this fictive epistle. I don’t care. The minority to whom it is addressed will understand it. 2. The… Read more

My Gnostic, Heretical Books Are Available on Amazon

Being far more focused on completing the five (at least) current books I am working on, I rarely think about the boring mundane tasks of marketing and promotion, but since I have not recently put up even an announcement about my books, it has occurred to me that it might be salutary to does so, mainly because this morning my Higher Self seems to have taken over and relieved me of worry about the petty, vindictive landlord we are dealing… Read more

The Hymn of the Eternal Marriage

I enjoy finding fragments of lost treasures and piecing them together to see what they might have been like. This is a hypothetical reconstruction of a Gnostic myth. It find it aesthetically pleasing that I could assemble it entirely of passages from the Gnostic sources. I’m presenting it not as what I believe in any literal sense, but as their vision of the archetype of the Divine Lovers, an archetype that makes sense to Witches and a great many other… Read more

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