Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I was pleasantly surprised today to discover that I had been nominated for a Very Inpspiring Blogger Award by my fellow blogger Spider Goddess. I have been writing for this blog for just on two years now and it amazes me that it would inspire anyone but judging from the traffic through this site and its sister blog Ankhafnakhonsu’s Magick Blog someone is actually reading what I have been writing. This award confirms that they actually like it too.

In keeping with the rules for these awards I am now obliged to write some things about myself that my readers may not know about me.

1. I was born in the United States and lived for the first half of childhood in Syracuse New York before immigrating to Australia with my family in 1972.

2. My original ambition in life was to be an artist and I still enjoy making watercolor landscape sketches when I have the time. I have also designed three of the covers for my books.

3. I have spent over a quarter of a century working as an al a carte chef although I have become a freelance writer in recent years (shameless plug).

4. I am a compulsive sports fan and my favorite sports are Formula 1, Cricket, Baseball, Australian Rules Football (Go Bombers!!!).

5. I am a self confessed computer geek and an obsessive gamer. I would rather play Tiger Woods Golf on the Wii than spoil a good walk by playing the real thing. RTS games rock!!!

6. Even though I do drive, I dislike automobiles (except F1 cars) and I would rather walk than ride.

7. I read a lot and don’t have any favorite authors in particular (perhaps I am just indecisive) but I do have books that I admire. Among them are One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse, Shogun by James Clavell and the most recent would be the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by steig Larson.

The final condition of being awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award is that I have the privilege of choosing other bloggers that have inspired me to pass it on to. There are four blogs that I follow that I would like to pass this award onto because they have inspired my own blogging and made me think about the way that I write. Rather than just listing some blogs I would also like to share what I find inspiring about each of them:

Do The Right Thing- Ed Hurst: A unique view on modern America and inspiring because of Ed’s sheer level of persistent energy for writing and blogging.

Necropolis Now: The most scholarly blog on Witchcraft online. Inspiring for the detail of the research that is done by Caroline for each post.

The Venetian Vase: A great blog on all things to do with crime writing. Inspiring for closing the degrees of separation between myself and one of the all time great writers James Ellroy.

Invocatio: An interesting perspective on the occult arts and inspiring for the sheer number of great links posted.

I would also nominate The Naked Listener but as he has furloughed his fantastic blog in protest I will have to restrict myself to a very honorable mention.


About dgmattichakjr

D G Mattichak jr was born in 1963 in Syracuse New York and immigrated to Melbourne Australia with his family in 1972. He was educated in one of Melbourne’s exclusive private schools before studying art at Preston Technical College. D G Mattichak jr has been a student of the occult arts since the early 1980s and has become well known in Australian magickal circles and, in recent years, around the world due to a string of essays on a variety of occult subjects . He discovered the “key to the order & value of the English alphabet” from Aleister Crowley’s Book of the Law in 1983 and has since used this English Qabalah to unlock the secrets of Thelemite magick. Success in these methods admitted him to the highest levels of attainment in various Hermetic disciplines and until recently he has been passing on his knowledge to private students, many of whom have gone on to become notable occultists in their own right. After almost three decades of study and development D G Mattichak jr has finally been able to distil his knowledge of magick and Thelema into a book- A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law, the first in a planned series of books on Hermeticism and Thelemite magick, revealing, for the first time in over a century, the secrets of magick that have been hidden in Crowley’s magnum opus, the Book of the Law. D G Mattichak jr currently lives in Melbourne Australia with his artist wife Michelle and their two cats. He has had a long career as an al a carte chef in Melbourne’s vibrant hospitality scene and now spends his time writing blogs on cooking, writing and, in the guise of Master Ankh af na Khonsu, about magick. He is also one of the founding members of the Mt Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering and regularly contributes to its official website as both an administrator and as an author. D G Mattichak jr’s first book Loot was released in 2009. His books are available through at G Mattichak&x=13&y=20 .
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2 Responses to Very Inspiring Blogger Award

  1. You definitely deserve the VIBA. Thanks and gratitude for even mentioning my blog during the furlough.

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