Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 9 November 2018Occulture linkage

An interview with Joshua Conkel on the witchcraft of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, another witch’s take. While we’re at it, here’s another review of the Sabrina reboot. And the Satanic Temple isn’t happy about the appropriation of their statue in the show and they’re suing.

On tattoos as personal history. See also “Sacred tattoos: Temporary skin, permanent mark” by Xenia and “Tattoo magick: Body art for magicians” by MagicalMusingsWitchyWriter.

An interview with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on live, art, and leukemia.

Mary K. Greer on music that uses or references tarot.

The Witches of Baltimore” is an interesting piece in The Atlantic. If you’re looking for more on this theme, also see “Black witch resources: Getting started” and “African pantheons: A primer,” both by Donyae Coles.

Grand Morrison is adapting the ’90s cult favourite The Invisibles for television, and it should be interesting.

On polytheism as portrayed in various media.

Practicing witches know there is a distinction between witchcraft and fraud, but the Canadian legal system hasn’t yet got this figured out.

Alex Grey was interviewed about art and the visionary experience.

A short history of witches on screen.

Magick linkage

Six books for the activist witch. I love it.

How to use essential oils to increase your spiritual awareness.

Does sigil magick have rules? For a how-to, see “Sigil magick: Down and dirty” by Donyae Coles, and for a more in-depth look at its history and use, see “Sigils, servitors and godforms: Part I” by Marik.

Magick to work with (or against) a bad boss.

A breakdown of what constitutes The Book of Abramelin the Mage.

Spirituality linkage

What is the Wild Hunt?

A queer-friendly Wiccan ritual adaptation using two chalices.

On prayer in necromancy.

Are there patterns in spiritual initiation? See also “Why initiation matters” by Vincent Ongkowidjojo.

What is a myth?

Reviews linkage

Healing Plants of the Celtic Druids reviewed.

A review of John Dee and the Empire of Angels. Also check out Daleth West’s review of the same book.

The Temple of Peace in Rome reviewed.

A review of Magic in Britain: A History of Medieval and Earlier Practices.

Naked Tarot reviewed.

A review of Grimoire Dehara: Kaimana.

Calls for submission

The Society for Classical Studies at the Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA has put out a call for papers for Not Yet Understood: The Supernatural from Antiquity to the Medieval Period, a graduate conference. Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2019

Bonus linkage

Power corrupts, and it’s been confirmed by science and… The Lord of the Rings?

I have received so many recommendations for Penny Dreadful, but have not yet had the time to watch it. Fans of the show will be pleased to learn that this previously cancelled show has been picked up again, this time by Showtime.