Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 18 May 2018Magick linkage

Benebell Wen’s Mother’s Wound tarot spread looks interesting. On a related note, see “Healing the mother archetype: Mortal gods and the divine feminine,” by Chrysanthemum White Alder.

On the magical uses of camphor.

How do your astrological sign and the court cards in tarot affect relationship compatibility?

Wondering where to find your local connection to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn or one of its offshoots? Here’s a worldwide list of locations.

How do you recapture the magick when the mystic begins to feel mundane?

Thoughts on visualization.

Astrological talismans for healing the head.

Which tarot card is your teacher, and how can you connect with it/them?

Notes on how to balance the elemental energies within.

Spirituality linkage

The month of May is a good time to introduce yourself to Maia, an earth goddess.

Things to consider when beginning with Hellenismos.

Interested in setting up a shrine to the Goddess? Here are a few tips. For more ideas, see “Creating your altar: A beginner’s guide” by Donyae Coles and “Portable shrines: You can take it with you” by Laura Perry.

If you’re at all involved in ancestor work, you’re likely aware that not all of your ancestors were awesome people. So what do you do?

On the importance of building one’s local knowledge in Druidry.

Occulture linkage

Is the term “black magick” racist?

There’s a lab in California where secular rituals are designed. I mean, of course there is.

Thinking deeper about the magical rings in J.R.R. Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Explanation of the Rose-Croix Pantacle,” by Stanislas De Guaita, has been recently translated into English.

Reviews linkage

The Lost Tarot reviewed.

A review of Odin.

Platonic Mysticism: Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art reviewed.

A review of Religion in the Kitchen.

Magic as a Political Crime in Medieval and Early Modern England reviewed.

A review of Heart Vision and other books.

Greek Gods Abroad: Names, Natures, and Transformations reviewed.

Bonus linkage

Digitizing the Vatican’s secret archives seems rather a challenge. Little chance of sharing in the wealth of knowledge anytime soon, though.