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Letters: Queer inclusivity

By Spiral Nature | November 21, 2014 | Leave a comment

Spiral Nature Letters, Mailbox background by RaSeLaSeD - Il Penguino, with additional work by Psyche


Recently we posted a call for writers where we outlined what we’re looking for in terms of content and writers for the site, and it included this line from our submission guidelines:

We are especially excited to receive pitches from writers who are queer, trans, people of colour, and/or awesome.

This call was crossposted on Facebook, Twitter, and also to the wonderfully socially conscious Tumblr, where we received the following anonymous ask:

I like what you’re doing but I really hate the word “queer.” Not everyone is comfortable with reclaiming that slur, so maybe you could move away from it as an umbrella term and just say “LGBT+” or something like that? Idc if individuals call themselves that but I dislike being referenced that way.

This kind of feedback is really important, and I replied on Tumblr, but I thought I would address it here on the website as well, for any other anons who may have felt uncomfortable with the term. Continue reading

Poll: What is your favourite incense?

By Spiral Nature | November 8, 2014 | 2 comments

Polling station, photo by Pete

November’s poll asks, What’s your favourite incense?

What is your favourite incense?

  • Frankincense (25%, 18 Votes)
  • Sandalwood (22%, 16 Votes)
  • Myrrh (16%, 12 Votes)
  • Sage (15%, 11 Votes)
  • Copal (11%, 8 Votes)
  • I don't use incense (11%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 73

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Or perhaps your tastes run more exotic? If we haven’t included yours in our poll, share your fave in the comments below.

Image credit: Pete

Writers wanted for Spiral Nature

By Spiral Nature | November 6, 2014 | Leave a comment

Writing tools, photo by Pete O'Shea

Spiral Nature is an occult resource dedicated to exploring alternative spiritualities, practical magick, and occulture.

We publish articles about astrology, chaos magick, chemognosis, working with the Cthulhu Mythos, divinationkabbalah, sex magick, tarot, philosophy, atheism, Buddhism, Discordianism, various forms of Paganism, Satanism, Thelema, and more.

We are looking for both regular contributing writers, and writers interested in contributing single articles or reviews. Please send a pitch or query letter first, and we can work together to ensure your topic and approach is a good fit for the site.

We are especially excited to receive pitches from writers who are queer, trans, people of colour, and/or awesome.

For more info, please see our submission guidelines and our review guidelines. Continue reading

Poll: Where is your sacred space?

By Spiral Nature | October 4, 2014 | Leave a comment

Polling station, photo by John Keane

October’s poll asks, Where is your sacred space?

Where is your sacred space?

  • Everywhere (44%, 22 Votes)
  • The bedroom (28%, 14 Votes)
  • Outside (18%, 9 Votes)
  • In temple (10%, 5 Votes)
  • At work (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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We each have our own special places we consider sacred. Where is yours? What’s it like?

Image credit: John Keane

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