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The Columbine Effect, by Beth Winegarner

By Nicole Pippin | November 10, 2014 | Leave a comment

Goth legs, by Bryan LedgardThe Columbine Effect, by Beth WinegarnerThe Columbine Effect: How Five Teen Passtimes Got Caught in the Crossfire and Why Teens are Taking Them Back, by Beth Winegarner
Lulu, 9781304431219, 249 pp. (incl. appendix, notes, and bibliography), 2013

Every generation of teenagers has grown a little wilder and a little more transgressive as society becomes increasingly complex. Teenagers are attempting to find themselves and a supportive peer group while navigating a society that is more socially active and integrated on levels we have never experienced before. Beth Winegarner writes a thought-provoking and well-researched piece highlighting teenage angst and shedding light on some of the occult practices that have been tarnished by bad media coverage on the heels of incidents like the Columbine shooting.

When the Columbine shootings occurred there was a competitive media frenzy that led to significant misinformation about the culprits, citing heavy metal music and musicians like Marilyn Manson as influences. There has been an element of this blame-shifting present in each school shooting and social tragedy since Colombine. If a pentagram was found in a culprit’s bedroom or adorning their school binder, then ideas of Satan worship and dark powers have been brought to the forefront as causation, often overshadowing the more realistic factors of personal loss, loneliness and depression. Because of media coverage like this occult practices have become synonymous with dark practices, and are surrounded by fear. Continue reading


Rewild witchcraft, worship Loki, and get rich

By Spiral Nature | June 28, 2014 | 1 comment

Linkage, chain background image by Faramarz Hashemi
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Check out this video of the Carl Jung and John Constantine ritual performed by Ian Cat Vincent & co in Liverpool last year, in honour of the stage adaptation of Robert Anton Wilson‘s Cosmic Trigger.

Lupa’s most recent book is Plant and Fungus Totems, and in this article for Llewellyn, she explains why she looks beyond the animal kingdom and what lessons these totems can teach us.

Want to get rich? Here are three ways, and, oh, do these things too. Continue reading


Sacred Sonoma, by Beth Winegarner

By Psyche | August 25, 2007 | 2 comments

Sacred Sonoma, by Beth Winegarner Sacred Sonoma: Sacred Sites and Alignments in Sonoma County, California, by Beth Winegarner
Kirin Books, 9781430320678, 180 pp. (incl. acknowledgements and bibliography), 2007

In the interest of full disclosure I should preface this review by noting that I’ve known Beth online for a number of years, though we’ve never met in person. This is the first book I’ve read of hers, though she has published several books, including two novels, Dream Brother and Beloved, and a collection of essays on music titled, Read the Music and several published poems and short stories in various literary magazines. I was thrilled when she asked me to review her latest, Sacred Sonoma, detailing her exploration of the ley lines and energetic sites in Sonoma County. Continue reading