Remind Me

by Sven Davisson Visiting Allen Ginsberg’s Beat snapshots at the National Gallery of Art an unanticipated sadness black crows circle out of mind grainy blackandwhite ghosts of my own childhood the skeleton of time reminds me hours spent discussing Shelley’s ‘Ode to the Westwind’ as breath machine Ozymandias and...

An Esoteric Roundup

In Ashé’s hiatus several remarkable works of modern occult publishing have made their way to my desk. I would be remorsefully remiss if I did not acknowledge, with gratitude, the kindness of the publishers for sending them to the Journal. The Dragon Book of Essex Andrew Chumbley (XOANON, 2014)...

Faith Is Our Real Wealth

Shrila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj From the Archives Ashé Journal #3.2, 2004. Why does our consciousness come down and cannot have a higher conception of higher spiritual existence, but our attention is drawn to some material thing? We think some medicine, or some intoxication can help us. When I cannot...

For the Love of God

Variations of the Vaisnava School of Krishna Devotion By Phil Hine From the Archives Ashé Journal #2.4, 2003. Western pagans seeking for queer-positive themes & representations in Indian mysticism have tended to focus on popularized notions of Tantra, possibly due to Tantra’s supposed emphasis on ‘sacred sexuality.’ In this...