Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 16 November 2018

Occulture linkage

What is real in the hyperreal?

When people lose hope, they turn to witchcraft. Or, perhaps witchcraft offers a new kind of hope?

According to Teen Vogue, everything’s coming up witches. So, what does that mean?

Magick linkage

A history of poppets and effigies.

Josephine McCarthy on magick, power, focus, and emotion.

Oak trees and their mythology and magick.

Sigil work to protect trans folks.

Unsure if you were initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn? Nick Farrell has a checklist for you.

On the differences between fakelore, mystery traditions, and self-invention.

Create your own grimoire or book of shadows.

Ingredients to create your own smudge sticks. See also “Smudging: How to do it, and how not to do it” by Michelle Chihacou White Puma Klein-Hass.

Spirituality linkage

Working with Anubis.

Sarah Anne Lawless offers a history of modern Paganism, particularly its sexual history, and offers suggestions for where it can go from here. (Though we’ll have to agree to disagree about capitalization — how academics view and categorize religions and how its practitioners do can differ, and privileging academia over the people who actually do the thing is kind of an old school approach that is not as in vogue as it used to be.)

Initiation isn’t a quick fix.

How does one become a Pagan, anyway?

Differentiating between the cowalker, fetch, and fylgja and other non-physical spiritual beings.

Reviews linkage

The Witch’s Altar reviewed.

A review of The Witching-Other: Explorations & Meditations on the Existential Witch.

Carl Llewellyn Weschcke: The Magickal Life of the Man Behind Llewellyn Publications reviewed.

A review of Call of the Horned Piper.

Female Mobility and Gendered Space in Ancient Greek Myth reviewed.

A review of Visual Magick.

A Book of Pagan Prayer reviewed. See also Mike Gleason’s review of the same book.

A review of Distillatio.

Calls for submission

The Atheopaganism Blog has put out a call for submissions on a variety of topics. Deadline: Unclear. Payment: None?

Bonus linkage

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