Linkage: Trolls, witches, and sneaky magick

Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 8 June 2018Magick linkage

Sneaky magick you can do at work. For more on this theme, see “Secret witch: Magick when you’re stuck in the broom closet” by Donyae Coles.

On the benefits of keeping your witchcraft wild.

Yes, there is a difference between seeking a divination from your favourite practitioner and counselling.

Camelia Elias on the pip cards in the Tarot de Marseilles.

What do you wear during rituals?

On using the ritual items you stockpile. (I’m one of those with the bad habit of “saving” things for just the right purpose. It’s kind of maddening.)

Using tarot for healing.

How do you build relationships with spirits? On a related note, see “Working with demons” by Marie RavenSoul.

Tips for how to see and interpret auras.

On ancestral magick. Also see “How to build an ancestor altar” by Susan Starr, “Ancestor work: Not just for Samhain” by Donyae Coles, and, of course, Ancestor Work Fundamentals, the incredibly detailed course from Kalagni.

Spirituality linkage

What does it mean to resist your spirituality, or push back on what you were taught was right?

The folklore of Norway’s trolls and the four winds.

What you can do when your spiritual practice gets a little quiet. Jason Miller recommends doing it anyway.

Getting handfasted? Here are some suggestions for how to tie the knot (literally).

Reflections on whether or not it’s safe to practice your spirituality in your own backyard. Especially when you know it might not be. Then again, if you make it your own sacred space, it’s a shame not to use it for that purpose.

Occulture linkage

What do we know about Danish witches from their folklore?

The creator of the Druidic cosmos sigil explains its origins and design.

What gets included in the occult canon, and who gets to choose? And why is much of it boring?

Review linkage

Greek Mythology Reading Cards reviewed. Also, check out Psyche’s review of the same deck.

A review of The Ecstasy of Being: Mythology and Dance. (Spiral Nature Magazine‘s review coming soon.)

Santa Muerte: The History, Rituals, and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death reviewed. For more, see Donyae Coles’ review of La Santa Muerte: Unearthing the Magic & Mysticism of Death.

A review of Rituals of the Light Within: A Compendium of Writings from the Magical Work of Elizabeth Anderton Fox.

Time, Fate and Spider Magic reviewed.

Calls for submission

Last week, Spiral Nature Magazine put out its monthly call for pitches and request for reviews (we provide the books). Keep an eye out, as we’ll be putting out a call for more columnists in the near future. Deadline: Ongoing. Payment: $10.

Bonus linkage

As we head into summer here in the northern hemisphere, this recipe for goth lemonade sounds absolutely divine.

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