great show this past weekend in minneapolis! lots of people came out and we did really well. the new faeries (silver body, shibuichi wings on cynthia's blog and holly black's site) sold really well! i got rid of 3 or 4 of them!
now we're busting ourselves in the garage on this fusion beads (in seattle) custom job. they're celebrating their fifteenth anniversary on nov. 1, so we're casting a silver coin with their logo for them. tony's out there right now making all the waxes while I slowly tree them and prepare them for casting.
i've been reading a lot of Eliphas Levi recently.... right now i'm engrossed in "Mysteries of Magic", which is more or less just a digest of several of his writings. From his list of 22 axioms, here are a couple I enjoy:
Axiom 1: Nothing can resist the will of man when he knows what is true and wills what is good.
Axiom 3: To will what is good with violence is to will evil, for violence produces disorder and disorder produces evil.
Axiom 12: To affirm and will what ought to be is to create; to affirm and will what should not be is to destroy.
Axiom 20: An iron chain is less difficult to burst than a chain of flowers.
Axiom 21: Succeed in not fearing the lion, and the lion will be afraid of you. Say to suffering- "I will that thou shalt become a pleasure," when it will prove to be such, and more even than a pleasure, for it will be a blessing.
food for thought........