Wanna know another embarrassing admission?
One of the things that contributed to the shift from Starry Bull to Starry Bear is that Heathens have better music. Laibach, Sólstafir, Wardrunna, Skuggsjá, Hexvessel, Heilung, Vévaki, Àrnica, Onuka, Eivør, Danheim, Hedninger, Gealdýr, Dakh Daughters, Żywiołak, Hagalaz’ Runedance, Agalloch, Sonne Hagal, Death in June, Fire + Ice, Ostara, Allerseelen, Waldteufel, Faun, Corvus Corax to name just a few.
I’m kidding, of course.
I’m still active in both sides of the tradition it’s just
that I have unresolved trauma over the implosion of the Thiasos I’m currently going through a period where there’s more activity and downloads from the Tívar, so that’s what’s reflected here on the blog.
On the Starry Bull side I’m presently researching the different Greek soul-parts from Homeric through pre-Socratic literature, before the tripartite Platonic soul takes over. (Which at least is better than the modern mind/body duality.) Not only do I think that schema is more accurate, it’s necessary for a type of Orphic shamanism, which will open up a whole new range of esoteric practices for the tradition. Especially if I can find correlates among the Egyptian or Norse soul-parts. But I’m running into some irksome obstacles, which is another reason I’m more Starry Bear focused.
Hmm. I wonder if I need the Black Sun piece first, before the soul-parts open up.