If you’ve spent much time on BDSM pages and groups you’ll notice all the black and white images of guys in business suits and women wearing cocktail dresses or lingerie. Often those images will be accompanied by some fancy sounding quote that plays further into this fantasy, romance novel image of BDSM. Worse is when you find these in places that are supposed to be about Education.
Romance novels are not typically good resources for BDSM education, largely because they lack representation. Further, romance novels typically do not communicate a clear or accurate message about BDSM. Some cross the lines of consent. These images do not accurately represent the variety and diversity of those who practice the lifestyle of BDSM. As well, these images often do not accurately represent BDSM relationships in their messages.
Hopefully you take them with a grain of salt and are not caught up in their romance novel sounding hype!
What’s Master Saturn reading at the moment? I have some mild adult attention deficit so I tend to keep numerous books on hand and change them like channels on the television. I do eventually flow through the entire book but rarely from cover to cover. These are in no particular order. Pictured are Liber MMM, Uncle Setnakt’s Guide to the Left Hand Path, The Only Way to Learn Astrology (I actually have the complete set of these books), How to Become a Modern Magus, Energy Magick of the Vampyre, Living Magic, The Cult of the Black Cube, Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil, Holy Daimon, Infernal Geometry and the Left Hand Path, Lords of the Left Hand Path, Black Abbott White Magic, Clavis Goetica, Holy Heretics, The Magical Knowledge Trilogy, Circles of Power: a Guide to Hermetic Magic, Kabbalah Magic and the Great Work of Self-Transformation, The Celtic Golden Dawn, Adventures of a Magus, 365 Days of Hoodoo, The Game of Saturn, The Cube of Space, Sola Busca Tarot: an Alchemical Way, and Falciferian Sorcery for Beginners.
its a well rounded self-initiation into magic with an emphasis on the Planet and Deity of Saturn. I also enjoy listening to Frater Xavier’s Mystery School on YouTube, Foolish Fish for magical news and book reviews, and the Glitch Bottle Podcast.