To make proper ritual dress, first you must begin by visiting the basements of old bookstores, only the most disgusting basements will do, preferably with water damage and snowbanks of mold sweeping up the walls from dusty soil corners. Here are the stuck-together pages of old dreams and visions, the startling humanity of those who came before you with the gumption to put their ideas in bound books, all laid out in muddy piles. The next step is to burn a great many things. Not books, mostly different types of wood and leaves, but also furniture, and hold a mirror over the fire to see if it is alive. Once you have understood this, you may begin working with needles.

Featured in Issue #3 of Dapper Dan Magazine. Photos by Philip Wiegard