‘I’m making my own absinthe,’ I told a few friends at a conference in Oulu, Finland this week, ‘and I always use your sacred spirit, aka 60 percent Koskenkorva Vodka.’ What I should have said is that I don’t just make absinthe. I ritualize the making of it, so that when I will finally drink it,Continue reading “ALGOL’S ABSINTHE”


I’m calling my post today The Shining, to allude to the horror book by Stephen King, but I could just as well have called it The Fiddling. It may well be that I’ve just finished writing a whole book using images from the unknown and unseen Marseille Tarot of Carolus Zoya, but somehow, and forContinue reading “THE SHINING”