When a friend passes on to what comes after life, it can prove a time of great sadness. My contact with Frater Sar Kaotec (aka Steve Ash) began online a number of years ago when I got involved with an anarchist magic group called the Dionysian Underground. I got involved with them via a chaos magic group called the Invisible Illuminati. These two groups shared a yahoo group emailing list at the time. I first remember meeting him at an event he organised in London’s Hampstead Heath, called the Zippy Picnic.
He became an active contributor and administrator of the KIAwiki, where you can find his biography. Incomplete as it was last updated a few years ago. Maybe we can update this. You can find on the KIAwiki a copy of his article Black Sun Rising, originally published in Chimera journal. He also contributed articles to many other magazines and books, including Oracle Occult magazine and the work of Discordian fiction, Liber Malorum. A note on his wiki bio reveals that he intended to update it with the other articles mentioned at some point. Alas he never got around to it.
Talking of Discordian fiction, there is one more gift that Frater Sar Kaotec left us. Actually there are many more, but there is one more I’ll include in this short obituary. He managed to put up on youtube an audio book version of Discordian classic, The Illuminatus Trilogy, narrated by Ken Campbell and Christopher Fairbanks…