Warped Perceptions (April 2018)


In order to overcome our defective powers of perception we must be willing to abuse them until they break.”
— Lon Milo DuQuette


To tear apart perception
to see beyond the shell
of false reality
and get a glimpse of what lies beyond
Crack the imagery
of your ‘perfect’ world
annihilate each thought
with its opposition
Impose madness to reach
a higher sanity
Call upon the ones
who will warp your senses
and thank them
for their discomforting comfort


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Stygian Depths by GAR


Comfort and Guidance (redux) by GAR

Dissolution (April 2018)


Surrender your thoughts
your hopes your being
stripped naked in unnature
seek what has called you
and left you behind
bring it forth from within
and hear the call
Find your way within
rip the chains from your being
you fear freedom
but where has your slavery brought you
Inner music calls you
and guides you here.
In the end she will dance
and witness the dissolution of structures
Our towering egoic edifices cast down
leaving but remnants behind


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Servitor by GAR


Love Song to a Dying Planet by GAR


Awakening Shadows (March 2018)


The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.
— Howard Phillips Lovecraft.


I seek not to comfort
but to be a gardener
planting dark seeds
awakening the shadow within
inspiring deeper understanding
of our inner world
and what dwells there in the depths


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Faces of Transition (redux) by GAR


Random Sacrifice


Dawn and Decay (March 2018)


Invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
don’t swim in the same slough.
invent yourself and then reinvent yourself and
stay out of the clutches of mediocrity.

invent yourself and then reinvent yourself,
change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorize you.

reinvigorate yourself and
accept what is
but only on the terms that you have invented
and reinvented.

be self-taught.

and reinvent your life because you must;
it is your life and
its history
and the present
belong only to

-Charles Bukowski


Reinventing ourselves, challenging who we are in order to become more, is a necessity. No matter what stage of life we are in, we should never surrender who we may become for the day to day.


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Bringer of the Dawn (Redux) by GAR


Visions of Decay by GAR


Rage’s Liberation (March 2018)


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Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. Thus abandoning certain investigations is out of the question. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one’s rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
— Georges Bataille
Raging at stasis
wanting to rip down structures
and watch them burn
in chaotic beauty
tear down this fleshy existence
on the return to pure spirit
Liberation to a better world
on the decaying bones of the old


Partial Setian Masque by GAR


Chromatic Rage Redux by GAR


Passage Through (March 2018)


“The Black Lord of the Witches, the Dark God of the two Horns, is the archetypal initiator-psychopomp who separates the subtle essence of the soul from the coarse material image of the body and who grants the extasis of night-transvection in the ‘living death’ of magical trance. When darkness covers the world and all are asleep in their beds, he is the dark-robed Master who summons forth the Wise to go out of themselves, riding on the turbulent storms and tempests over brake and thicket, ditch and dale to the realms beyond. As the Great Sorcerer and Lord of the Dead, the Horned One enables such translations into the spirit and opens the Devil’s Road to the High Sabbat.”
–Nigel Jackson


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Bring me to the edge and through
Devour my organs and
crush my bones
leaving my old ruined flesh behind
rip the shards of my being and memory
and guide my passage into the darkness
I hear nought but your dark wings as
I gain clarity with each step
I return to emptiness through your guidance
continuing as existence fades away.


Entering the New Land by GAR



Seeing My Face As Shadows (February – March 2018)


This is the not-you
at your kernal
the being you will into existence
by making your shadow manifest
the discarded parts of yourself
that unlock the potential
that once you feared
By embracing it you become whole hole
holy and profane
you reach out to us
to find the key to negation
only by shaking the snowglobe of your existence
and becoming the hidden
can you understand.
Feel the wrath at your core
and set it free


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Moon Gazing but Missing the Big Picture (redux) by GAR


My Shadowed Face (redux) by GAR


Asmoday by GAR