Linkage: Hibernation, love, and Krampus

Spiral Nature Linkage Friday, 29 December 2017

Magick

What’s the difference between a prayer and a spell?

On the magick of white pine.

Magick is a practice.

It’s easy to make mistakes when you’re just starting out, and that’s ok.

On divination and magick.

How to hibernate like a rose.

Preparation as ritual.

On setting intentions at solstice time.

A brief guide to hexing. On a related note, see Aaron Leitch’s article, “Some thoughts on the mass ritual binding of US president Donald Trump.”

Geomancy, fortune, and spirit.

On magical symbols, and what they mean.

Here at Spiral Nature, we’ve just published the Greatest Hits: Best of magick in 2017.

Spirituality

Who doesn’t love Krampus? Also check out Saros’ review of The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas, by Al Ridenour.

Love and light and crap.

But, Discordianism isn’t a fake religion, it’s a real religion disguised as a joke disguised as a religion. Obviously.

Though scholars aren’t in agreement over what Mithraic Mysteries were about.

On mythworking.

“An it harm none” isn’t a very satisfying moral compass. Then again, as Donyae Coles writes, the Rede isn’t for everyone.

Are goals important in spiritual work?

Andre J on self-love.

The Satanic Temple doing more good works.

Tips for running a spiritual business. See also Donyae Coles’ article, “Reading tarot professionally at parties and events.”

Worried about the so-called war on Christmas? Blame the Puritans. They started it.

On celebrating Kwanzaa.

Here at Spiral Nature, we’ve just published the Greatest Hits: Best of spirituality in 2017.

Occulture

An interview with Chiara No about mysticism and music.

Why is Glastonbury Pagan-central for the UK?

Damh the Bard interviewed by Jason Mankey.

An interview with Francis Young on the history of political magick in England. On a related note, see Donyae Coles’ article, “Enchanted resistance: A history of political magick.”

Here at Spiral Nature, we’ve just published the Greatest Hits: Best of occulture in 2017.

Reviews

A comparative review of Occult London and The Old Weird Albion.

Traditional Magic Spells for Protection and Healing reviewed.

A review of The Sworn Book of Honorius.

Santa Muerte reviewed. See also Donyae Coles’ review of La Santa Muerte, by Tomás Prower.

Here at Spiral Nature, we’ve just published our great big list of 25 occultnik books reviewed and ranked from 2017.

Bonus linkage

Dear Santa is a short about what happens when a letter to Santa gets misdirected to Satan, read by Patrick Stewart.

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