Magick,  S. Connolly

A Dukanté Excerpt

I found this particular imagery disturbing.  This is an actual journal entry from Richard Dukanté where he’s talking about entering dark caverns and facing one’s fears as a recipe for ascension.

It was in this cavern, the stone dripping blood that I met Horus. A bright light surrounded him like a fire, it was so bright I could scarcly look upon him. “I bear the eye.” The eye of Ra on the wall in blood and I looked down, my hands were bleeding as one might with stigmata. I feel a fear so great. To his right a doorway led me to an ice cavern, upon a throne of ice sat Caspiel with steel blue eyes, slitted pupils, and the horns of a ram. Then Caspiel and Lucifer and Horus became one and manifested into the Baphomet of Levi. I woke finding the ascension sigil no longer under the mattress but instead across the room on the tv stand, neatly placed on top a stack of old magazines. I am wondering if my fear reaction was to the imagery or the blood on my hands. Is this a metaphoric image or literal?

Steph is an award winning and bestselling author of thrilling steamy and paranormal romances, dark urban fantasy, occult horror-thrillers, cozy mysteries, contemporary romance, sword and sorcery fantasy, and books about the esoteric and Daemonolatry. A Daemonolatress and forever a resident of Smelt Isle, she is happily married and cat-mom to three pampered house cats. Her muse is a demanding sadistic Dom who often keeps her up into the wee hours of the morning. You can contact her at

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