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.

CvltureHistory

“Magnum Opus” or “great work”; this is what ancient esoteric alchemists called the philosopher’s stone – the much sought after material that would cure the sick, give you eternal life and turn any metal into gold. Couldn’t possibly exist, right? As an actual substance that makes you immortal and transforms

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BizarreCvlture

Homo sapiens have been trying to transcend humanity since time immemorial, whether it was the Egyptian pharaohs entombing themselves along with their earthly belongings because they believed they would be there for them in the afterlife, or the Judeo-Christian belief that your soul will return to God in heaven after

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CvltureFeaturedHistory

In 1587, a book was published anonymously that retold the tales of great storied wizards such as Merlin and Albert Magnus, and attributed them to a man named Faust and his demon sidekick Mephistopheles. These stories were narrated humorously at Faust’s expense, but Mephistopheles was described in a more fiendish

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CvltureSocial Justice

I saw a lot of awful things watching the news during the Charlottesville “rally,” but one of the things I saw that got me thinking the most was how the Detroit Right Wings (based off of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team) had adjusted the Red Wings’ logo to have

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CvltureFeaturedSocial Justice

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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DoomFeaturedFeaturesMusicStreaming

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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