Midian Books' oft inactive blog has come alive again, if only for a day, and provided food for thought well worth the moment of time it will take you to read Mr. Midian's "2013 Mini Rant"
Midian expresses my own sentiment and frustration perfectly, pointedly at the ever growing number of "Trash for Cash" books being marketed as the next big thing, the darkest of the dark, the most forbidden of all, yadda yadda yadda. Long time readers of this blog will know well my own disdain for these books, their publishers and especially the semi-retarded authors pushing them on the unsuspecting or more naive among the occult community as if they contained anything more than does a used diaper.
Fortunately, for those who actually READ Magick books and consider them anything beyond an interesting coffee table piece or excitingly rebellious shelf filler, there remain authors dedicated to producing works of a higher caliber and better quality of content than at any time in history, and a handful of publishers devoted to bringing them to life. They are, to be sure, in the minority, with more and more of these "We're darker than you!" and "12 Easy Steps to Adepthood and Godship" publishers popping up every other week. But they are out there, and thanks to them we have greater access to Magickal works of true QUALITY than ever before. So lets be thankful for the few that outweigh the many, and whose devotion and tireless efforts produce what will in future generations be considered the classics of our day.
"They take a rotten, a rancid, foul smelling, horrible salad, all rotten, every ingredient, make you sick just smelling it. A thing you wouldn't feed an animal. They wrap it up all nice, package it all pretty-like, call it something fancy, tell you its something good, and they hope you don't look to closely inside, or if you do, you're too stupid to see its all putrid once you get past the fancy label. They do this and the people, they fucking gobble it up. Smoke and mirrors. But in the end, the fancy packaging, the fancy dressing they put on this rotten, putrefied salad, it doesn't change whats inside. It's still no good. It still smells. It still makes you sick."
Bruce Cutler, explaining the Governments "RICO" Case against John Gotti