“Alone upon the Sacred hillwith only the power of my will,no sun, no moon, nor mount nor sea,only the dark power that resides in me.Shun all that is weak,break through the veil,disregard false reality,the sorcery quest, oh silent tale.” –Nicholas Hall, Chaos & Sorcery
Welcome to the new home and blogospheric totum opus of the One Who Goes by Many Names: Sith Master Sean, Alpha Omega, The Cosmist, Sean Strange, Sean the Mystic and now, Sean the Sorcerer. Over the past few years I’ve been a prophet of doom, a Singularity theorist, founder of several new religions, online academies and world domination cults, inventor of new metaphysical models of the multiverse, writer of fantastic fiction and cosmicist poetry, comic book critic, super-troll and all around crazy bastard. I’ve finally settled upon “Sorcerer” as the best title for my manifold blogospheric personae, because what they all have in common is a desire to manipulate the reader’s consciousness via the magic of words and images – a dark art I like to call "word wizardry" or "memomancy."
My working model of the world is that it is the playground and battlefield of Sorcerers. From the infernal threads of creation, the Sorcerers weave new thoughtforms, which they transform by their dark arts into matterforms and energyforms. In this way religions, philosophies, works of art, sciences and technologies are created which can animate armies, build empires, erect great monuments, remake the world and illuminate the universe. Great wizards' wars may be waged entirely in idea space before manifesting upon the earthly plane. The generals of these ethereal battles are the Sorcerers, marshaling their ideological forces for attacks upon each others psychic citadels. Sorcery, in all its brutal glory, is a celebration of the only thing I truly believe in: the infinite power of the mind.
Look around: We live in a golden age of sorcery! Never before have so few ingenious and diabolical minds had so much power over so many. Whether they take the form of financial wizards manipulating monetary empires from towers of glass and steel, political enchanters pulling the levers of power from faraway capitols, media moguls controlling perceptions on a billion magic mirrors, technology moguls spinning worldwide webs of cybernetic logic, preachers casting global spells via scripture and sura, generals smiting enemies half a world away by the voodoo of drone and smart bomb, or advertisers mesmerizing millions with their black magic jingles, the Sorcerers are virtually omnipotent today.
What do I mean by sorcery? I define it as the art and science of manifesting the Will. It is the process of translating occult philosophy into magical working, scientific theory into technological device, political ideology into act of war, or aesthetic inspiration into work of art. In the civilization of my dreams, magic, art, religion and science have become a unified body of work called sorcery, and the arbitrary modern divisions of knowledge have been cast aside. Fantasists have given us alluring visions of such civilizations, in which sorcerous overlords and wizard-kings preside over vast empires by sheer force of will, in far-off lands with names like Atlantis, Hyperborea, Middle Earth and Zothique. My sense is that we are moving toward such regimes today, as the modern magician-states dispense with all pretense of democracy and become outright warlockracies. While most dread this development as the onset of some kind of diabolical "New World Order," I see it as the natural ascendancy of the masters of esoteric power.
For power, ultimately, is the Sorcerer's raison d'être. He understands that in this hostile universe, only greater power offers mankind any hope of survival. The Sorcerer seeks to harness what I call the Dark Energy – the Satanic current or Lucifer Principle which has driven life upward from primordial slime to the beast called man, and which will drive it further still to self-annihilation or far-flung cosmic empire. The Sorcerer is the ultimate transgressor, the enemy of every status quo, the creative destroyer and destructive creator who stands outside the mundane world of “good” and “evil” in his quest to steal the fire from heaven.
So welcome again to the new blogospheric bastion of one who unhumbly aspires to be master of the universe, architect of new orders, doctor of doom and sorcerer supreme. If your mind is strong and unfettered I think you will find this place of interest; if it isn't, then I will try like hell to free and fortify it – or failing that, destroy it.