Across the Abyss

And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you ~Nietzsche

Muninn's Kiss
15 February 1978
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This journal is for me to explorer mystical and occult ideas that would not go over well with the friends on my normal journal. Most of the posts here are public for all to read.

I created this journal because there are things I want to post about that would be greatly offensive to people who read my journal and would make them worry about me, when there isn't anything to worry about. I considered posting them but making them private, but in some ways that defeats the purpose of posting. So I created this journal, Muninn's Kiss.

Muninn was one of Odin's ravens. The other was Huginn. Muninn is memory, which is Chokmah, Wisdom, and the past; Huginn is thought, which is Binah, Understanding, and the future. Where we need to live is in Da'at, the Knowing, the present, the moment, the balance between Muninn and Huginn, between Chokmah and Binah, between Wisdom and Understanding, between Kether and Malkhuth, between the Crown and the World. That is what this journal is about. It is a mystic journey to find our way across the Abyss to truly know the ineffable, unknowable God.

This journal will take many paths. The primary subjects I'm currently looking at are Feri Witchcraft, Kabbalah, and 1734 Witchcraft. I diverge off these topics a lot and intermix them. Sometimes I post personal posts about myself but not often. I started on much of these musings as a result of a visit to Seattle a few years ago. I heard about Feri while I was there. I started researching Feri and heard mention of Kabbalah through it. From there, I found the letters of Robert Cochrane (Roy Bower), and started reading about 1734.

In this journal, I will explain some things that I'm basing my discussion on, but not everything. There will be a certain amount of foundation assumed. If anyone ever reads this, and if you have questions, feel free to ask and I will explain anything I am able to explain.

Just a warning, since I was thinking about it. I haven't been studying any of these subjects very long. Before that, I had bits and pieces of various religions, occult ideas, and mythologies that I had picked up here and there. I've never had formal training or participated in any ritual that involved more people than just me, and am not an initiate in any tradition. Everything I post is a combination of the bits of knowledge I've picked up, things I've read, things I've discussed with people online, and my own musing. As such, take everything I write with a grain of salt. This journal is primarily me working through things, and there are a lot of holes in my knowledge and experience, so I will probably miss things and get things wrong. If you see something I got wrong or you disagree with, please tell me. And your own study will help you discern whether I'm looking in the right direction or following the Lapwing far from the Roebuck.

For journal informational posts to see news and ideas I have for this journal, please see entries tagged as journal_information.

I also have a blog at Across the Abyss (http://muninnskiss.blogspot.com). I cross post to both journals. Also, my poetry can be found at Muninn's Laughter (http://muninnslaughter.blogspot.com.

~Muninn's Kiss