Tag: ronald hutton

Punk zen monks, Baphomet and Slenderman

By Spiral Nature | July 26, 2014 | 2 comments

Linkage, chain background image by Faramarz Hashemi
Magick

Chaos magick is all grown up, and if there are punk zen monks, there are also chaote monastics.

Are you a bad witch? Bad Witches is a new blog and it’s off to a strong start, with posts on hacking the tarot, and what Jove’s up to on Thor’s day and how you can make harness that money magick goodness. (Or is that badness?)

Mindfulness meditation centred around Baphomet? Count me in.

Check out Sable Aradia’s great two part (so far) series on sex magick, “A Sticky Subject: Teaching Sex Magick: Part I” and “Part II“. Important reading. Continue reading


The Triumph of the Moon, by Ronald Hutton

By Mike Gleason | April 26, 2003 | Leave a comment

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft, by Ronald Hutton
Oxford University Press, 416 pp. (plus notes and index), 1999

Before I requested this book, I had heard a little bit about it. Some of my acquaintances said it was the best book on Pagan history they had ever read. Others said it was thing they had ever heard of.

The book begins by demolishing some long held, well-loved beliefs about the words “pagan” and “heathen.”

Mr. Hutton comes to this research from an angle which has been sadly lacking on the subject of Paganism – that of a historian. He has no axe to grind, no sacred cows to protect, no oaths of secrecy to prevent him from looking at every angle. Continue reading