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Andrew McGregor Interview

Connecting with the Orisha: Andrew McGregor on The Orisha Tarot

Andrew McGregor is a treasure to the occult community. He is the creator behind The Orisha Tarot, and the owner of The Hermit's Lamp.
WITCHfest North photo by Monica Bodirsky, st Spiral Nature

Building community: Approaching WITCHfest North 2018

WITCHfest North was created by a small group of volunteers putting together a celebration of witches, Wiccans, Pagans, and women in the arts.
Pharoah Sanders, photo from Wikimedia Commons

Always ascending: The magick of jazz

If you had to pick one genre as being innately spiritual and magical, jazz is the most otherworldly form of music humans have created.
Statue of Samantha Stevens, photo by Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

A witch’s guide to Salem: Navigating the sacred and the profane

Consumerism is not going to disappear, so perhaps we can be discerning, provide education, and look at Salem as a locus of witch activity
Two people, palms facing

Creating Your Own Spiritual Health Website to Spread the Word

With a website that presents the benefits of spiritual health, more people will have access to information that they would otherwise not get.
Long way home: Hail and Horn Gathering 2018 at Spiral Nature

Long way home: Hail and Horn Gathering 2018

I attended the Hail and Horn Gathering at Raven’s Knoll campground and came away renewed, my Heathen faith enriched in more ways than I thought possible.
Courtney Alexander

Courtney Alexander on African American tarot and the importance of independence

Even though you may not know Courtney Alexander by name, if you’re involved in the tarot world, then you’ve likely heard about her groundbreaking deck, Dust II Onyx: A Melanated Tarot.
Detail from The Sun, Next World Tarot, by Cristy C. Road

Tarot for kids: 15 decks to get them started

If you read tarot and have children in your life, chances are they are super curious about the cards.
Broom, photo by Daniel Horacio Agostini

Not my Burning Times: Witch trials, oppression, and magical identity making

Witch hunts and witch trials are a real part of the historical record, but is invoking them in today’s, modern magical communities helpful?
Greatest Hits: Best of occulture in 2017

Greatest Hits: Best of occulture in 2017

Of the 24 articles on magick we published in 2017, these are the 11 most popular covering occulture. What were your favourites from 2017? What would you like to see us cover in 2018?
3 card spread by ariel grimm, Five Essential Books of Tarot Fiction by marjorie jensen

Five essential books of tarot fiction

Tarot is a site of transference between art and literature. The images in many tarot cards represent various mythological and religious stories. For instance, Strength in the Visconti-Sforza deck draws upon the myth of Hercules and the Nemean lion, and the four creatures in the Rider-Waite-Smith Wheel of Fortune were previously seen in the Books of Revelations and Ezekiel. Tarot can also be used as inspiration for writing new stories. There are a large number of tarot spreads for characterization, narrative development, enhancing the environment, and much more. I’ve drawn upon Corinne Kenner’s Tarot for Writers as well as created original spreads when designing my tarot writing workshops. I’ve compiled a list of essential books to begin--or continue--your journey into tarot fiction:

Witch activism: It’s happening now

Given their history as a persecuted group, it’s logical that witches would be resistant to oppressive regimes. Witch activism is on the rise.