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Everyday Witchcraft, by Deborah Blake

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Everyday Witchcraft, by Deborah BlakeEveryday Witchcraft, by Deborah BlakeEveryday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World, by Deborah Blake Llewellyn Worldwide, 9780738742182, 240 pp.,  2015Deborah Blake is a witch of many hats; she's an artist who runs an art co-op, High Priestess of Blue Moon Coven since 2004, and author of six works of fiction and nine books on witchcraft. She knows her way around a busy life and in Everyday Witchcraft: Making Time for Spirit in a Too-Busy World Blake has compiled many short and sweet acts to encourage the everyday witch into taking a few minutes beyond the ordinary to tap into the world of the elements, deities, ancestors, and spirits.In this book, "witch" refers to a self-identified person, though one need not be a witch to learn from Blake's book. Though she uses the terms Pagan, witch and Wiccan interchangeably, it is clear that her approach is Wiccan. Her magical correspondences, prayer formats, and use of one goddess and one god, reflect Blake's training in Wicca. Regardless, she shows the reader of any path how to build small and meaningful cycles in their own lives in the small moments and spaces that can make a life magical. Read More

A chat with Lupa about bones

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LupaLupa is an author, artist and nature-lover living in Portland, Oregon. Her most recent books are New Paths to Animal Totems: Three Alternative Approaches to Creating Your Own Totemism, and Plant and Fungus Totems: Connect with Spirits of Field, Forest, and Garden.Lupa has been making art out of hide and bone for nearly 20 years, and her latest project is The Tarot of Bones: A Natural History Divination Set, currently being funded through Indiegogo through to May 19, 2015.Psyche: First of all, congratulations on having your Indigogo campaign funded within your first 100 hours, that’s wonderful! It’s an unusual deck, and I wanted to know why tarot, why bones?Lupa: Back in October [2014] I had a piece in a local gallery that had a group show with a tarot theme. It was my usual assemblage style, it had a coyote skull and some other things, basically pointing toward the Five of Coins. Putting the piece together, enjoying the show and being able to see everyone else’s interpretation of the tarot and their works, by the end of the evening I felt really inspired. Read More

31 occultnik Tumblrs worth following

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TumblrTumblr is a wonderfully interactive social platform that takes blogging back to its roots as a weblog -- literally a log of curated stuff found on the Web. Be it photos, images and other art, or links, excerpts from essays, tweets, Facebook screencaps -- all liked, shared, and commented upon by hundreds of thousands of users. It's brilliant.The platform seems to favour politics, feminists and fandoms, but like any social network -- it's all about who you follow, and my perception here may be skewed by who I tend to interact with. There's also a ton of great stuff to interest the budding and well experienced occultnik.I've been on Tumblr for a few years now as plutopsyche, but Spiral Nature, as a website, just joined this April. We're starting to see a pretty good following, but sometimes it can be difficult to find new people.Recently chirotus responded to a follower looking to find more Pagans to follow on Tumblr, and in response I listed a bunch of the occultnik Tumblrs I follow on Spiral Nature's account, and I thought I'd share an expanded version of that list with you.Let me know in the comments if I've missed anyone, and share your Tumblr account below! Read More

Rewild witchcraft, worship Loki, and get rich

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Linkage, chain background image by Faramarz Hashemi Magick

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. Read More

A Field Guide to Otherkin, by Lupa

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A Field Guide to Otherkin, by LupaA Field Guide to Otherkin, by LupaA Field Guide to Otherkin, by Lupa Immanion Press, 9781905713073, 310 pp. (incl. appendices, bibliography and index), 2007A Field Guide to Otherkin is the first full length treatment of this subculture. It has an extensive bibliography, and a significant amount of material is drawn from surveys submitted from Otherkin and Lupa's own experience, as she identifies as Otherkin herself.Otherkin are people who are physically human, yet believe some aspect of their being to be wolves, foxes, or even fae, dragons and other fantastic creatures. Where in totemism a connection has been forged with an external entity, Otherkin identify the “other” as a part of themselves. Read More

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