Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 20 April 2018Magick linkage

So, like, what do sorcerers actually do?

Twelve senses mapped onto the tree of life.

On self-love magick. Also check out “Mirror magick and self-love,” by Chrysanthemum White Alder.

What does it mean to be an experienced practitioner?

Steve Dee on creating sacred space. On a related note, see “How to make sacred spaces into safe spaces,” by Donyae Coles.


Spirituality linkage

Sacred space within Druidry.

How feminist is Paganism and Druidry in particular? Also check out “#HavamalWitches: We are the witches the Havamal warns you about,” by Jade Pichette and “We need to talk about misogyny and sexism,” by Psyche.

Kalagni offers thoughts and advice on tantric retreats, and acknowledges the difficult truth that mental health isn’t something that can be overcome, but something one must learn how to survive and thrive with. On a related note, see “Depression, the dark night of the soul and magick,” by Frater Barrabbas Tiresius.

On belief and experience in a Pagan context.

A short list of Greek gods and their Roman equivalents. Also check out “Working with multiple pantheons: A beginner’s guide,” by Donyae Coles.

On the women of the Mabinogion.

Occulture linkage

An interview with Peter Harrison about his recent book, The Freedom of Things: An Ethnology of Control.

On the folklore behind crossing your fingers for lies or luck. On a related note, see “Writing good luck spells,” by Jarred Triskelion for a more practical approach to luck-making.

The blog Gardnerians publishes images from “Witchcraft Today,” an article in Fate Magazine by Stewart Farrar from 1974, and it’s worth a reread today.

Reviews linkage

Money Magic Manifestation Cards reviewed.

A review of Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece.

King Billy and the Royal Road reviewed.

A review of Heart Vision.

Amorphous Albion reviewed.

A review of The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem: Thales, Pythagoras, Engineering, Diagrams, and the Construction of the Cosmos out of Right Triangles.

Psychedelic Press Journal 23 reviewed.

A review of Women’s Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean.

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Bonus linkage

The New Yorker illustrates the 12 emotional labours of Heracles.