Spiral Nature Linkage Friday, 21 July 2017Magick

Some thoughts on intuition and self-trust.

On the magical properties of apatite. See also Donyae Coles’ article, “Crystals: How to buy your first one.”

Thoughts on how magick works.

Advice for using psychedelics in ceremony.

Your kitchen is likely full of magical ingredients. Also check out Donyae Coles’ article, “Springtime kitchen witchery: 10 herbs for protection, peace, and luck.”

The Golden Dawn and Thelema don’t have to be incompatible.

Which tarot queen is your mentor?

Apparently there are five palm signs that could signal that a person is a witch.

The holy guardian angel and initiation.

Ever wonder what astrology was like in the 1930s? Here’s one astrologer on you and your sign.

Tips for working with oil magick.

Magick is queer.

Spirituality

What a higher power looks like in Vodou and Santeria.

On totemism and healing trauma.

Racism in spiritual practice isn’t always overt. On a related note, see Donyae Coles’ “Black witch blues: The whiteness of magick spaces.”

The hare in myth and legend.

Brandy Williams outlines ways Thelemites can resist injustice. Also check out Donyae Coles’ interview, “Brandy Williams on gender, race, and classism.”

Duality in contemporary Haitian Vodou.

On loving yourself and self-care. See also Donyae Coles’ article, “Three magical self-care rituals: Uplift, energize, and protect.”

Occulture

Donyae Coles on reconnecting to Blackness through hoodoo. (Basically, you should read everything Donyae writes. She’s amazing.)

The first Pagan Music Awards happened recently. Which reminds me, we should cover more music in Spiral Nature Magazine. Anyone in touch with the occultnik music scene interested in becoming a music columnist for us? Get in touch.

On the links between Gerald Gardner and the Ordo Templi Orientis.

Stephen Skinner may have identified the author of the Voynich manuscript.

On the role of the prophet in the Roman Empire.

Richard Kaczynski’s  article “Cartomancy in the Cotswolds: Freida Lady Harris and Aleister Crowley at Chipping Campden” is  available for free download. Hat tip to Zero=Two for sharing this!

Yeah, pop culture can influence people to become a spooky occultists. Cool, eh?

Reviews

Brown Girl Tarot reviewed.

A review of Animal Lessons.

Woman Most Wild reviewed.

A review of The Dream and the Underworld.

The Game of Saturn reviewed.

A review of Spells from the Wise Woman’s Cottage.

Life Force reviewed. For a taste of Dave Lee’s work, check out “Connected breathwork and subtle energy.”

Bonus linkage

A raven hacked an experiment aimed at determining intelligence, demonstrating that ravens are smarter than a team of researchers.

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