Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 20 July 2018Magick linkage

Scott Stenwick’s thoughts on the Greater Ritual of the Hexagram.

An etymology and deconstruction of the aura.

Solitary shadow work with tarot.

Tips on how to make a poppet.

Starhawk offers a spell for justice. See also, “Enchanted resistance: A history of political magick” by Donyae Coles.

An invocation of place.

Jason Miller on substitutions in rites that call for animal sacrifice.

Of course there’s an article about sex magick in Playboy

Spirituality linkage

Kalagni on making offerings to Kroshim, a spider spirit.

Satanism in practice versus its portrayal in pop culture. For more, see “Occult profiling: Where it comes from and why it’s worth fighting” by Beth Winegarner and “A note on LaVeyan Satanism” by Psyche.

On developing modern myths for polytheists.

Notes on how to create your own Wheel of the Year. I also invite you to consider incorporating the natural rhythms of the seasons in your local. For more on this, see “Deepen your connection to the land throughout the Wheel of the Year” by Emma Kathryn.

Occulture linkage

An interview with Yvonne Aburrow, author of All Acts of Love & Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca, about Pagan inclusivity and consent.

What are the elements of folkloric stories that children really love?

A witch Interprets Ariana Grande’s new music video, “God is a Woman.”

Wondering what happened with the fire at Boleskine House, Aleister Crowley’s former residence?

An interview with Paola Collazos, author of We Are Magical Beings.

Reviews linkage

Rhiannon reviewed.

A review of Occult America.

Speculum Terrae: A Magical Earth-Mirror from the 17th Century reviewed.

A review of The Smudging and Blessing Book.

The Devil’s Plantation reviewed.

Calls for submission

Spiral Nature Magazine is looking for two new columnists: an art columnist and a music columnist. Payment: $15 per article, plus ad space (a $30 value). Deadline: 31 August 2018.

Bonus linkage

Land acknowledgement signs are popping up at Toronto bus stops, and creates a space for settlers to pause and recognize the history of the land upon which they stand. What a cool idea.

Cultural appropriation can take many forms, including art production.

Tarot used as a means of understanding the political complexities of South Africa.

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