Lilith's Factory, a webzine about Sorcery, Feminism, Progressism and Popculture
The idea of Lilith's Factory was born in Brittany, a land populated by the wild spirits of my ancestors. There, in front of the sea, it became clear to me that I had to transmit my universe to a maximum of people, in a more efficient way than what I was already doing through my novels. Witchcraft has always been part of my world, since my childhood. From this practice and this closeness to the spirits, I have always drawn an inner freedom that made me abhor all coercion, dogmas and moral or religious barriers.
Thus, my vision of the world was always anti-patriarchal, ruthless opponent of the viriarchy, of its priests, of its religion and of its self-righteousness. As a geek at heart, I believe in the power of the imagination as expressed in SFF works. I also believe in the power of science, magic applied and in transhumanism, luciferian dream par excellence.
I hope we can share a good community moment under the protective wings of Lilith, benevolent for her allies, ruthless for her adversaries.
I chose my pen name in reference to Lord Azriel, the hero of Philip Pullman's "Crossroads" saga. This character who defies God and the Church has the courage to question the norms and codes imposed by God. He also finds the alliance of the "fallen" angels, all things that could only please me. "Arioch" is the god of Chaos in Moorcock's work, a work that hugely affected my adolescence. In classical mythology, Chaos is feared and fought by the patriarchal male gods. What better pseudonym could there be in this fight against the masculinist hold. I am currently 47 years old and hold several university degrees, including one in Archaeology and another in Theology. Married with two children, I define myself as non-binary, rejecting with all my being the myth of masculinity as it has been imposed on society for the last 3000 years.