Makenzie Marsland
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Makenzie Marsland

Makenzie is a budding occultist and storied metalhead living out her 20's in the pacific northwest, soaking up the rain and the booze. Writing and music take up most of her daylight hours, and she is perfectly okay with that.

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As a non-binary individual who is also interested in the occult, I find the way that various occult practices view gender and sexuality to say a lot about the particular practice. I found my occult practice of choice (Hermeticism) before I was fully “out” to myself, but one of the

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It has come to my attention that my own local act, HELL, a fucking evil sounding solo doom project ran out of  “sleepy Salem” Oregon by the elusive and private man known as MSW, is set to put out their first new full length release out on cassette (disregarding a

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Deep in the forests of northern Germany lays the highest peak of the Harz Mountains, Brocken. It is here that in pre-Christian times the locals would eat magic mushrooms, give sacrifices, and dance around bonfires on the eve of May, all for the purpose of bringing in a fertile spring.

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When I was a child, I went camping often with my very Christian grandparents in their small trailer by the beach. We would hike trails, play cards together, make s’mores etc. They were always picture perfect little vacations away from a normally dysfunctional childhood. Then one night while I was

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As a budding occultist that also has trusted science for everything throughout the years, I find myself often torn when finding new topics of study. Currently, that topic is astral projection and out-of-body experiences; two experiences that are somehow the same yet very different. Many in the psychiatric world consider

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Deep in the valley of northwest Oregon in a particularly rainy March, a young woman gave birth to twin girls in her parent’s home. Within hours, one of the twins developed a breathing problem and died. Her parents never sought medical care for her. Now, they are being investigated for her

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