Linkage, chain background image by Faramarz HashemiMagick

Linguistics and magick.

On flower essences and heartbreak.

Mantra magick.

An introduction to creating a sacred circle or sphere.

Mudras and healing.


On African American folk magick.

Pagans are standing up for the environment, and it’s making headlines.

Some people believe that sacred kingship should be still be a thing.

Is Estonia a nation of Pagans?

On Walpurgisnacht (kind of).

The topic of Pagan clergy always seems to raise hackles in one way or another.

On polytheism, Wicca, and this whole mess.

The Goddess and mirth as a virtue.

Violence and radical Paganism.

What are the ethics of spiritual intercession? I have very mixed feelings about this. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Getting academia to acknowledge that Paganism is a (group of) religion(s) is somewhat of an uphill struggle, but it’s worth pursuing. (Note: Here at Spiral Nature we, of course, capitalize it, and have outlined this an other occultnik quirks in our lexicon.)


Some fairy tales may be 6,000 years old. Humans love stories.

Deadpool and hero cults.

On the bardic tradition.

Benebell Wen’s wonderfully complex take on #tarotsowhite. Kristen of Over the Moon Oracle Cards weighs in. More thoughts on this collected from around the tarot community are collected on Little Red Tarot.

An interview with Iyanifa Ayele Kumari, a bone reader.

How Alexander the Great changed the art world.


The Pauline Art of Solomon reviewed.

A review of Herbs of the Sun, Moon and Planets.

The Crystal Wisdom Healing Oracle reviewed.

A review of The Spirit Speak Tarot.

Phil Hine reviews Fanny and Stella. Off-topic f9r our magazine, but it sounds like a good read.

Calls for submission

Our next call for pitches goes out on Monday, so if you’re not on our newsletters for writers or reviewers, you should sign up. We pay. Deadlines: Ongoing.

Bonus Linkage

A guide to the summer Pagan festivals of 2016.