Perhaps in a bid to counteract the transphobic article published earlier, The Wild Hunt has published a column on the coolness of queerness.
Thoughts on Altar: Prayer, Ritual, and Offerings, a display put on as part of Photoville in Brooklyn, New York.
Does witchcraft need a new myth? On a related note, see “Not my Burning Times: Witch trials, oppression, and magical identity making” by Donyae Coles.
Benebell Wen offers a Zoroastrian protection charm.
A guide for creating Solomonic circles.
Camelia Elias on divination without meaning.
There are problems with Charles Godfrey Leland’s translation of The Aradia — and its content — that need to be addressed.
On Pan and the evolution of our understanding of his role.
John Beckett asks why anyone would take an oath to a god.
Paganism is failing at solving climate change?
Then again, perhaps we should celebrate the mighty living among us.
Thelema would seem to be against tyranny and oppression, but some members of the Ordo Templi Orientis are into it anyway.
Queer Magic reviewed.
The Witches’ Pyramid reviewed.
A review of Labyrinth.
Traditional Witchcraft reviewed.
A review of Protection Spells.
A Cunning Man’s Grimoire reviewed.
Calls for submission
Texas State University has a call for papers for a conference titled Of God and Monsters that will take place 4-6 April 2019. Deadline: 1 November 2018.
The University of Chieti-Pescara in Italy is calling for papers for a conference titled Charms, Charmers, and Charming that will run from 22-24 May 2019. Deadline: 1 December 2018.
There’s a new Netflix series about Freemasonry, Inside the Freemasons, a chance to look inside a dated patriarchal hierarchy of (mostly) old white dudes. Anyone care?
More importantly, when octopuses are drugged with MDMA, they act pretty much like stoned ravers. Science is weird.