Spiral Nature Linkage Friday, 13 October 2017Magick

How to generate geomantic figures.

So much of astrology seems to be validating the warm and fuzzy side of your sign, but here are some of the not so great things. For more, also check out Lexie’s review of Blame Your Planet: A Wicked Astrological Tour Through the Darkside of the Zodiac.

On creating your own rune set.

Kyanite and crystal magick for love.

Herbal magick with dandelions.

Sex and dating and magick.

How to make a leafy witch’s ladder.

Shadow work with snake energy and the Gorgon’s mask.

The benefits of comparing tarot cards from different decks.

Ingredients for a prosperity oil.

However, if you’re looking for something you can ingest, this recipe for hot buttered rum could be something to try.

Spirituality

A helpful reminder that we walk different paths, and we’re going different places.

On practicing gratitude.

Remembering your ancestors at Samhain.

Sometimes life forces you back in the broom closet. If that happens, Donyae Coles’ recent article, “Secret witch: Magick when you’re stuck in the broom closet,” will be especially useful. Stay safe, everyone.

Working with the Gaayatri mantra.

Adapting Druidic symbolism to your local environment to create a practice that makes sense where you actually live.

Getting in touch with Pomba Gira.

Some thoughts on compassion and purity. Also check out Donyae Coles’ article, “Four fall cleansing rituals for mind, body, and spirit.”

Occulture

Tucker Carlson of Fox News interviews a witch, Amada Yates Garcia, about a binding spell she cast on Donald Trump, and her poised and eloquent response to his stereotypical questions is a beautiful thing to behold. Also check out Aaron Leitch’s article, “Some thoughts on the mass ritual binding of US president Donald Trump.”

On archaeology and magical burials.

Meanwhile, the Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic, Connecticut is marking Hallowe’en with an exhibit on stereotypical depictions of witches, though it’s not quite framed that way. Called Witches in History and Fable, the exhibit is on until 17 November 2017.

Reviews

Santa Muerte reviewed. For a review of a similar book, see Donyae Coles’ review of La Santa Muerte.

A review of Minerva’s Owls.

Who is a Witch reviewed. Also check out Donyae Coles’ review of What is an Altar?

A review of A Commentary on the Mutus Liber.

Bonus linkage

These miniature coffins were discovered in Edinburgh in 1836, and their origin and purpose remains obscure.

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