Thursday, September 16th – Becoming No-Man
This is a talk about devotional witchcraft that was presented by Peter Grey, co-founder of the occult publisher Scarlet Imprint, at the Trans-States conference in 2017.
From the conference proceedings: “The transformation of the male erotic landscape through magical and witchcraft practices as constellated about the female mysteries of Babalon. Special attention is given to the pact of transformative blood rituals: menstruation, modification, ordeal and the meaning of animal sacrifice. An account of ongoing magical work by a modern practitioner following the skein of menstrual magic anticipated in such partnerships as Marjorie Cameron and Jack Parsons, Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove.”
Becoming No-man, Peter Grey. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3Ec28pFmrE,
The essay is also present in The Brazen Vessel (Collected Works 2008-2018) by Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech: https://book4you.org/book/17102309/4a9b85
Add-on: so far as I can tell, Grey is most widely known in anarchist circles for an essay from 2014, “Rewilding Witchcraft”, a polemic assertion that witchcraft is “quintessentially wild, ambivalent, ambiguous, queer. ” That pamphlet is available here: – Audio: https://immediatism.com/archives/607 – Text: https://scarletimprint.com/essays/rewilding-witchcraft – Also in The Brazen Vessel (linked above), and via littleblackcart.