Linkage: Wizards, shoggoths, and satanic cakes

Spiral Nature Linkage Friday, 6 October 2017Magick

You should probably be charging more for your magical work.

On Mars and its relation to power.

The Cotton MS Vitellius C III is a 1,000-year-old illuminated manuscript of herbal remadies, and it’s now available online.

Magus, sorcerer, wizard — what’s in a name?

Looking for a non-white tarot deck? Also check out Daleth West’s recommendations in “Find your new favourite indie tarot among these 11 decks.”

Mental health is essential, and it’s important that you take care of yourself in your own way. Also check out Donyae Coles’ excellent recommendations in “Three magical self-care rituals: Uplift, energize, and protect.”

Spirituality

Parting with your Butzemann can be challenging.

On Dia de los Muertos and cultural appropriation.

What’s the deal with the ancient Hellenes’ single-gender festivals?

A quick primer to some of the major Wiccan and witchcraft traditions, just in time for when your friends start to ask you what’s what around Hallowe’en.

Paganism and the tension between disenchantment and reenchantment.

Thoughts on a world beyond this one. It’s not all great. See Xenia’s thoughtful article, “Pomegranates and trauma: Delving into the Underworld.”

The importance of honouring spiritual traditions, even under difficult circumstances.

A critique of Rojava and Vice‘s reporting on it.

Pagans don’t always lose. Politics and magick have a long history, see “Enchanted resistance: A history of political magick.” This is also why it’s so important to be involved today, as Daleth West writes in “Witch activism: It’s happening now.”

Paganism is fairly young, as far as religious traditions go, and we’re just starting to organize roles.

A rite dedicated to Eurynomous.

Occulture

Check out the Sigil Art Show presented by Sigil Daily at the Little River Coffee Bar in Spartanburg, South Carolina, running from now until 27 October 2017. This is such a neat idea, and I’d love someone to cover it for us. If you’re interested, please get in touch.

Faeries on the silver screen.

Even leaders and teachers need to continue learning. Even when (and especially if) it can be frustrating, as Courtney Weber describes in “Challenges and rewards of leadership.”

Some reflections on Scythian art.

Wondering what a shoggoth is? On a related note, see Xenia’s article, “Working with the Cthulhu Mythos: A practical guide to Lovecraft’s lore.”

The Satanic Temple does it again, with satanic cakes to combat marriage inequality.

Reviews

A review of Y Mabinogi – The First Branch.

Calls for submission

Akropolis: Journal of Hellenic Studies is a new annual international peer-reviewed annual scholarly journal put out by the Center for Hellenic Studies. Payment: None. Deadline: 5 December 2017.

Psychedelic Press has announced that their forthcoming journal issue (23!) will be devoted to Discordianism. Payment: Unclear. Deadline: 23 October 2017.

Bonus linkage

Octopuses live in cities and it’s amazing.

Wondering what the fuck your magick is like? There’s a generator for that. Apparently ours is “Binding Hermes by drawing a sigil while applying a flying ointment, for taking down the Deep State.” I don’t know, binding seems harsh, but maybe? Kind of?

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