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Jinx Strange
Jinx Strange is a perfumer, publisher and organizer in the Luciferian Dominion.

Raising the Bar for Satanic Aesthetics in an Era of Cringe

Ritual altar from Crossroads Assembly

Growing up during the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, I had a terrible fear of, and fascination with, “devil worshippers”. I never had to guess what Satanic aesthetics might look like, every adult in my life was happy to warn me. They wear black and red robes, pointy beards and other tedious, novelty facial hair. Other details changed to conform to the protean fears of white middle class parents: they might try to sell me drugs, or listen to heavy metal music, or, my personal favorite, entice me to play Dungeons & Dragons. Satanists were transformed into a terrifying bogeyman, central characters in playground superstition. We knew all about them,…

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25 Useful Skills You Can Learn For Our Shitty Future

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In the immortal words of Stephen Paul Taylor, “Everybody’s knows shit’s fucked.” 11,000 scientists recently announced that shit’s fucked. While many of us would prefer to just handle business as efficiently as possible (please don’t), this list is about useful skills you can learn to do in the immediate future, which we are assured is going to be somewhere further down the Shit Spectrum™ than we are right now. The good news, gentle reader, is that we’re far from helpless in the coming fuckery. Helpless to create meaningful, dramatic change on a global scale under late stage capitalism in time to prevent unprecedented human suffering, yes, of course, but not…

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10 Permaculture Youtube Channels You Can Binge

What is permaculture? In short, it’s sustainable organic farming with a huge dose of praxis and holistic ecology. It’s for people, by people, firmly grounded as inhabitants of a living world. It’s punk rock gardening. If you’re looking to get inspired, love to learn, or just want to zone out to something wholesome after a long day of horrors, here are 10 highly watchable channels representing hundreds of videos you can follow down the green rabbit hole. 1. Geoff Lawton: Permaculture Online 2. Edible Acres 3. Justin Rhodes 4. The Natural Farmer 5. Dirt Patch Heaven 6. Huws Nursery 7. The Grow Network 8. Living Web Farms 9. Growing Your…

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Día de Muertos and the Importance of Ritualized Remembrance

“We know, if only vaguely and inchoately, that our finest and most memorable experiences may never, and indeed, ultimately will never, happen again. That is why we cherish them so.” ― Sheldon Solomon, The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life Somewhere in your home, in an accessible but out-of-the-way place, there is a small altar. Maybe it’s a shelf, a small table, or the top of a chest of drawers. On it, are framed pictures of deceased loved ones, friends, beloved pets. Maybe you burn some small candles, light incense, and set out some objects you associate with the departed. Maybe you go so far…

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Building a 72-Hour Disaster Kit

Disasters aren’t relegated to fault lines and Tornado Alley. Climate chaos is already affecting most of the world and the United States is no exception. Extreme storms, tornadoes, blizzards, and flooding are all affecting regions long considered “stable”. When we are unable to help ourselves, we become a liability to others, and as more of our friends encounter difficult and dangerous scenarios, we know we can no longer assume “it won’t happen to us”. I highly recommend a versatile 72-hour emergency kit in your home (and slightly different kits for your vehicle). Why 72 hours? During disasters, local governments are often overwhelmed and rely on state and federal aid. On…

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Dear Women: We Won’t Let Them Take You

Part of the social contract of living in the United States of America is the tacit assumption that sometimes things aren’t going to go your way, and that when they don’t, you don’t have to go all snakeflag about it, because you’ll always get another chance. American democracy is built on do-overs and self-correction. It’s designed, in theory, to enact the will of the American public. I suspect very few Americans would tell you they feel it does that effectively, and part of the reason for that is that two key entities specifically subvert the will of individuals: The Electoral College was put into place because the nation’s founders thought…

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A popular heirloom seed company is in hot fascist water because we live in a hellworld.

You may know Cliven Bundy best as an insane racist rancher who got into an armed standoff with federal agents (and walked away, on account of being old, wealthy and white, and having a militia at his beck and call) over feeling entitled to graze his cattle for free, for decades, on vulnerable grasslands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. After providing more libertarian stroke material than a middle school swim meet, Cliven Bundy largely faded back into the irritable bowels of middle Americans who can’t process information. A quick presser about how America is in upheaval because of abortion, and how ‘the Negro’ was probably better off picking…

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Who Does It Serve To Circulate PETA’s Stupidity?

Infamous animal rights activist organization PETA (That’s People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, not People Eating Tasty Animals as you’ve probably heard your drunk uncle bray while plunging bacon into his dude-pipe) made headlines everywhere this week with another effortless and unpersuasive campaign to get people to change the idioms they use about animals: We can probably agree that PETA is hurting more than it’s helping at this point. I was a card-carrying PETA member in the early-to-mid 00’s. I was drawn in by their upbeat and positive veganism campaigns which, at the time, seemed reasonable. They were selling proven health and environmental benefits and, of course, the all-important…

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It’s Time To Call Climate Change Deniers What They Are: Extinctionists

“The climate has changed before.” “Earth is actually cooling.” “They predicted an Ice Age in the 1970s.” “Climate change is a leftist agenda hoax perpetrated by George Soros and the Chinese.” These common statements are either categorically false, or don’t represent anything like good faith arguments. When only 15% of conservative Republicans believe that human-influenced climate change exists at all, and 36% of Americans identify as conservative, what you have is a recipe for policy obstruction, misinformation, and thrallhood to the wealthy that is guaranteed to lead to human extinction. That’s it. That’s not hyperbole or scare tactics. That’s scientific consensus. That’s the peer-reviewed math, folks. It’s a zero-sum extinction game…

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Ancient Humans Used Ritual to Heal, Grieve, and Manage Anxiety

In order to understand the relationship of humans to ritual, one must first understand the nature of humans: we’re basically jumped-up, unspectacular, middle-of-the-food chain animals that have a lot to worry about. Sure, we worry about different things these days – rent, healthcare, the wholesale collapse of our biosphere. We don’t worry about lions much anymore, but worry is in our DNA. You could think of humans as playing a video game and discovering a cheat code – they jump right to the top without ever really having to get good at playing. You know who’s good at playing? Lions. Sharks. They came up the hard way, and they don’t…

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