Spiral Nature Linkage Friday, 29 September 2017Magick

Routines are important. Also, check out Michael Reese’s article, “Why you should keep a magical journal.”

How to make an elder elixir.

On the witch’s familiar, and other spirits. On a related note, see Donyae Coles’ article, “Pet magick: Keeping animals safe and respected.”

Who are the angels of the hours?

One simple tip to improve your tarot readings.

Essential oils for every moon phase, and what to do with them.

Practical tips for using the Arbatel.

Working out can be magical.

Thoughts on Temperance in tarot.

What you can do when you feel like a tarot imposter.

Spirituality

On immanence in Paganism.

Thinking about sacred spaces when they are also shared spaces. On a related note, see Donyae Coles’ piece, “How to make sacred spaces into safe spaces.”

Who are the local spirits? What are the Indigenous beliefs about the spaces you current occupy?

On Pagan hospitality.

Our views and understanding change over time as we acquire new knowledge. Also see Nimue Brown’s review of The Spirit of Zen.

How the differences between gratitude and appreciation can make all the difference.

On the Kali Yuga.

We may be celebrating the beginning of autumn here in Toronto, but here’s how some South African Pagans are celebrating spring.

Accountability as a white Pagan. See also Donyae Coles’ article, “Black witch blues: The whiteness of magick spaces.

Thoughts about Pagan monasticism.

On cauldrons and Druidry.

Ever wonder what it’s like to raise a standing stone today?

On the appeal of Wicca and witchcraft.

Occulture

An obituary for Raymond Buckland, who died recently. And another comprehensive assessment of Buckland’s legacy.

Tobias Churton interviewed about his new book, Occult Paris: The Lost Magic of the Belle Époque.

An interview with Mitch Horowitz on the occult.

Is anyone really surprised that Doreen Virtue has converted to Christianity?

Situating knowledge is an important practice.

What are the legalities surrounding witchy objects? Should you be concerned about what you have on hand?

Masks can serve a variety of purposes.

On mermaids.

Jane Cox interviewed about her publishing house, Troy Books.

Reviews

Black Lives and Sacred Humanity: Toward an African American Religious Naturalism reviewed.

A review of Australian Druidry.

The Energy of Life reviewed.

A review of The Luminous Stone.

Low Magick reviewed.

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Bonus linkage

An American middle school teacher spent 70 hours turning his classroom into something out of Hogwarts, and it seems like a pretty nifty thing to do.

In other news, a darker version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is in development for CW by the same folks who did Riverdale. So, that could be interesting?

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