Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 24 August 2018

Occulture linkage

A list of 10 songs that lead to a new musical genre: Viking metal.

A brief survey of Irish witchcraft and popular magick in the 16th to 19th centuries.

Scarlet Magdalene rants about why old cishet white dudes and their allies should cease clinging to their cranky old ways and get with the times.

A Pagan ritual damages a stone circle in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Jason Mankey updates a list of 25 influential Pagans who aren’t dead yet, and in the process, produces a list that includes people that aren’t really Pagan, but at least he shares his methodology. 

An occult shop in Halifax, Canada makes the news for its workshops on witchcraft.

The New York Times has an article about the Pagan scene in its title city. (The title is a bit misleading, as it has nothing to do with the #MeToo movement.)

A set of Sri Lanka stamps feature sanni, and they look pretty nifty.

The Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City, Mexico will host Simposio Surrealismo Esotérico y Artes Ocultas on Thursday, 30 August. I’d love for someone to cover it for us, so if you’re interested, please get in touch. (We pay.) 

Magick linkage

Catholics love their exorcisms, but what is the folklore surrounding it?

On Diana as a feminist icon in mythology and astrology.

Chaos magick is getting a bad name once again, and this time it’s for the wrong reasons. Was it only five years ago that I wrote “Chaotes then and now,” waxing about the sweetness of the third wave chaotes? What happened, kids?

Spirituality linkage

Atheopagans now have a new symbol, and while they profess to be atheists, I’m still including them under the label of spirituality, because as much as I’ve read about this self-professed faithless faith, it’s a spiritual practice, if not a devout one.

Rhiannon rides sidesaddle, but just how difficult is that, really?

Pagan nudity is ok, but it’s also ok if you don’t want to get naked. You do you.

Reviews linkage

Dark Goddess Craft reviewed.

A review of Secrets of Solomon.

Odin reviewed. See also John Farrell’s review of The Return of Odin.

A review of The Elements of Spellcrafting. Also check out Donyae Coles’ review of Miller’s previous book, Sex, Sorcery, and Spirit.

The Explicit Name of Lucifer reviewed.

A review of Radical Dharma. See also Donyae Coles’ review of the same book.

The Thai Occult: Sak Yant reviewed.

Calls for submission

Spiral Nature Magazine is looking for an art columnist. Payment: $15 per article, plus ad space (a $130 value). Deadline: 31 August 2018.

Spiral Nature Magazine is looking for an herbalist columnist. Payment: $15 per article, plus ad space (a $130 value). Deadline: 15 September 2018.

Gods & Radicals Press has put out a call for manuscript submissions. Payment: 50% of post-cost revenue. Deadline: Ongoing.

Jera Brown is seeking personal essays for a new anthology, Sacred and Subversive: Queer Perspectives on the Future of Faith Communities. Payment: $75 Deadline: 30 November 2018.

Bonus linkage

Greek mythology is messed up and absolutely hilarious.

Also, there is nothing pretentious about being vegan. No. Really.