Announcing: Aradia and the Books of the Sacred Marriage

Finally, after 45 years of working on the raw materials, and twenty of thinking of it as a story, I have finished a very strange novel. I would not want to write any other type.(I know I announced this bck on Nov. 13, but since then I'e been fighting with technical problems.)Reading again through some of Jung before falling asleep (I realize that’s not everyone’s cup of bedtime tea), I came upon a passage where he distinguishes between works written purely consciously, using with cra … [Read more...]

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About Fragments as Materials for Art

Aradia and the Books of the Sacred Marriage, which I have now released through the benefits of POD technology, is a novel in the form of nonfiction, woven from the fragments of information we have about historical Witches, and about the “Gnostic” and other varieties of Christianity that existed before the Council of Nicaea gave governmental power to the Roman church. It is one volume in a trilogy that will include The Road of Excess, in the form of autobiography, and Principia Metanoia, in the f … [Read more...]

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Announcing: Aradia and the Books of the Sacred Marriage

It’s done. After 45 years of working on the materials that went into it, it’s done, published, and let go. Off my conscience.I put out a shorter version of it about 4 years ago; that was Goddess Murder. Recently I put a companion volume, using the rest of the materials, up on Amazon, titled The Books of the Sacred Marriage. As soon as I had, the Muse began whacking me about the head, saying, “No, integrate them into the novel you envisioned 20 years ago.” So that’s what I’ve done. These 300 p … [Read more...]

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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 to the absolute limits of what you think people could tolerate, t … [Read more...]

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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, dedicated to the proposition that I need money to live on in order to write f … [Read more...]

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From the Diary of St. Allogenes

This is an experiment, created by piecing together lines from the Coptic document "Allogenes." which means "The Other-Begotten," with a few similar lines from other such documents--and changing "He" to "She" and so on. What is most interesting to me is the line "I became divine." Some apparently think it is a metaphor, or means "I developed a grandiose opinion about myself." No, given the preceding lines, which I have kept in place, I think the writer meant that he had experienced the Awakening … [Read more...]

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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 Second Epistle of Diana I, Diana X, to the … [Read more...]

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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 people. The sources can be found in The Nag … [Read more...]

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Trekking Toward Nineveh, Mile One

I have finally, step by step, been forced to realize what I must do. Since I am 74, I must do it now. I have been thinking and learning about our universal madness for 60 years. How much time have I left to describe what might begin to combat it?I am not overjoyed at having to face this task. What comes to mind is the delightful short story of Jonah, which I will explicate by a paraphrase.The Lord says, “Jonah.”Jonah says, “Ah, speaking.”The Lord says, “Jonah, you will go to the p … [Read more...]

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Prologue to a Story of Jesus and Mary

Two beats of God’s heart ago, two thousand years as we feel time, the Awakened wrote myths, using the best science of their time, each hoping to Awaken at least another. I was Awakened sixty years ago. I can write a myth and hope to do as much, using the science we have now, knowing that after two more heartbeats another will write another myth, for the pursuit of knowledge cannot end in our infinity of infinite universes.IThere is no beginning, but words must begin. All our w … [Read more...]

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