“Writing is almost like putting together a puzzle, only it’s more like taking a bunch of old family home movies, photographs, scrapbooks, and a dollhouse, and splicing them together, digitally retouching and altering them, dubbing in celebrity voices, and hand-writing the credits until you’ve made them into a major motion picture.”
I am a writer/illustrator of various types of speculative fiction but mostly modern fantasy. I have loved magic, and the people and creatures who live with it and use it, all my life, and writing and drawing these people in modern environments makes it all the more real to me. I also like to add an element of Darkness and horror, as well as science fiction, for “flavor”. I am fascinated with everything from unicorns and dragons to vampires and demons.
The Higher Dark blog is an expression of ideas I have been exploring for some years. I feel called to communicate the idea of Darkness to the world. I feel like this, in addition to telling the stories of the characters that come to me seeking expression, is my destiny, my contribution to the world. Much thought and meditation has gone into these blog posts, but the concept of Darkness is naturally elusive and to define it too much would limit the infinite potential of energy that it holds, so the explanation of it here may meander. All comments are welcome, provided they’re constructive. Any questions about my meaning are welcome, and I’ll attempt to answer as best I can.
Let me take a moment to talk about religion (before I royally piss someone off).
Some of the time I try to use phrases like “I believe,” “I feel,” “I think,” “in my opinion,” but sometimes statements like that just don’t have enough punch for meaningful writing. So please pardon me when I slip into telling you how things ARE instead of how I see them. In truth, we all have our own perception, especially of non-physical things like God and Love and Truth and Life and what all those things and similar are about.
I am not trying to start a new religion. I am not trying to destroy anyone’s faith in their current religion, nor on the same note, advocating any particular faith. I am merely exploring ideas that I am drawn to and feel called to share with others. What if there’s more out there than anyone’s ever told you before?
Please if I make a statement you disagree with or don’t understand, just email me, politely, if you will. I love discussing this stuff, provided that it’s a discussion and not an argument. Oftentimes people of different beliefs are just haggling over differences in the language used, different meanings of the same words. Again, if you don’t get my meaning, ask me and I’ll clarify as best I can. And I am always excited to hear your Knowing.
Please note, I wish I did not have to say this, but all images and writing are copyrighted to me, Rachel H. White, and no one has my permission to reuse them for any purpose. All illustrations on this blog are my original work. If you would like a print copy for display with credit to me, I’d be overjoyed to provide, but they are not for re-use.
PS: I am looking towards offering Facilitation, sort of Access Consciousness style, which is asking questions, not telling you what to do, sort of a living, intuitive Magic 8 Ball, reversed so you get questions instead of answers, rather than being a life “coach.” And obviously, I would put my own Dark spin on it, but the point is for you to get more of You. My aim is to increase the overall magic in the world – if you’d like to have someone to talk to about your Magic and your Higher Dark, ask me, and we’ll work out what you’re able to contribute to me for my time. (I am probably obligated by law or something I’m not “certified” in facilitation, but I am fully trained in Access Bars.)