•November 12, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Recently (for the last year or so), I started doing a little magic for my Kids. Rewarding as this is by itself, I also stumbled across a nice community of so called “Bizarre Magicians” who mix magic (as in slight of Hand, trick and presentation) and magick as described by people like Crowley or Austin Osman Spare.
The Bizarre Community collects and builds really astonishing props for their magic shows and there is always a blend between showmanship and “the real thing”. On this Borderline the Alchemy Moon community is based. At this webpage you can buy handmade props for a good bizarre magic show OR you can buy Kadar Cards and do the real thing with these TAROT like cards. Obviousely a lot of things are needed by stage magicians and magicians alike, like a really cool leather bound book or a creepy wooden box to store your tarot cards in.
Also find the Blog here: http://alchemymoon.wordpress.com/
All of this and a lot more can be found here and I am quite excited to know about this little community.
•June 27, 2014 • 2 Comments
Every now and then I write Posts with the Title “Travel.-Ing.: “. This title is a Denglisch=Germanenglish pun. “Dipl.-Ing.” is a title which stands for an engineer with an university diploma. So there are a lot of puns like “drink-ing” or “drive-ing” and “travel-ing”. Since I travel a lot for my work and to a lot of differenet places I found “travel.-ing.” quite fitting.
To travel for work is very different to privat travel, first of all you travel to places where a tourist will almost never go. Then you are not there for site seeing but for work and last but not least you work together with the locals for a couple of weeks or even month.
All in all I worked more than a quarter of a year in Russia, but I also work in a lot of different countries. Currently I work mainly in Sweden so maybe there will be a post about that soon.
The following impressions and pictures where taken from a visit to Galich (Га́лич) which is located in the Kostroma Oblast area. To get to Galich, you can ether drive by car the M8 from Moscow to Kostromar where you cross the River Wolga and then onward on smaller roads in more and more deserted country side or you can take an over night train.
This was my third or fourth visit and we decided to go by car which was a good idea. My last visit was only 6 weeks before and then it was still snowing and cold, but this time summer had arrived and it was nice and warm. Just after Kostroma, we where taking a short break (Biological Reasons). There we wittnessed a beautiful display of Nature. Thousands and thousands of white Butterflies suddenly fluttered around us. Some died then and there on the ground, lots of others fluttered off. We watched the whole natural spectacle for a while before we got back on the road. The picture on the right shows this experience together with one of the Butterflies in my Diary.
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•June 24, 2014 • 4 Comments
I stumbled upon this great Project and their Webspace. Our Oceans are full of plastic trash, unfortuantely the people who produce the trash are very rarely the once to clean their own mess.
So here is a creative way to clean the beaches and make the best out of the trash.
Please visit Ocean Sole for more Details on this great Project to clean the beaches in Kenya and creating Art and Toys.
•June 5, 2014 • 1 Comment
When I was a kid, my parents made this special egg for Sunday Breakfast we called “Eiertöpfli”. This was always our special and I have never seen it anywhere else. Today I prepare our sunday breakfasts and (apart from Grapefruit, selfmade stonebaked bread, self made marmelade from my wife and Coffee from our La Pavoni) I sure make “Eiertöpfli” for my three sons and my wife.
So here it is, optimized to my taste over around 30 years. Continue reading ‘How to use Grannys Egg Coddler’
•March 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment
Magick is a great subject to investigate. It leads you to a lot of very interesting topics which demand your attention.
Just before Christmas I was in a discussion in an internet Forum about magick, the occult and other secret things. And I was rambling along the lines that there are fairly little secrets around especially knowledge wise and even less if you really start to investigate things. Fremasonry for example, you should be able to find every little information that the Brethren have, what you do not find is the experience of a well done Ritual. The other guy just stated quite quickly: “Well Sangaku is” and with this he send me of to an interesting intellectual journey.
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