Spiral Nature Linkage Friday, 15 December 2017


On the relationship between magick and mental illness. We’ve got quite a few great posts here on Spiral Nature about this topic, but here are two excellent ones that are especially worth checking out: “8 swords and no hands” by Xenia, and “Depression, the dark night of the soul and magick” by Frater Barrabbas Tiresius.

A spell to stay grounded during the holiday season that may also be relevant to your interests. Also check out Donyae Coles’ article, “Three magical self-care rituals: Uplift, energize, and protect.

Some thoughts on retro-enchantment, time travel, and trickiness.

Magical retreats are a great way to take a step back and recharge. On a related note, see Frater 232’s article, “Exploring the sabbath from a magical point of view.”

How to create a talismanic charm bracelet for protection.

Taking a magical journey is a way to find out who you are, and who you want to become. Thoughts on pilgrimage. Jarred Triskelion’s article, “How to plan a pilgrimage,” might help you get started.


Thoughts on what it means to be chosen by a deity.

Learn how to appease household spirits using techniques drawn from around the world.

What is a Pagan lifestyle, and how does one live it?

How to perform Alice Bailey’s Great Invocation.

On nature spirits and you.


Living with Gods: Peoples, Places and Worlds Beyond is an exhibition running at the British Museum in London, England from 2 November 2017 – 8 April 2018. It sounds fascinating. Also check out this coverage of it.

J.K. Rowling got some things about magick right with Harry Potter. Also see Donyae Coles’ article, “Four times pop culture got magick right.”

Hay House is giving away six audio books until 31 December 2017.

Thoughts on Salem, witches, and memorializing.

So, Dior has licensed the Motherpeace Tarot, and used it as inspiration for a line of handbags?

A new documentary about the Church of the Subgenius might be in the works.


Sacred Traveler Oracle Cards reviewed.

A review of Divine Powers in Late Antiquity.

Dragon Oracle Cards reviewed.

A review of the Wizard’s Pets Tarot.

The Kokeshi Tarot reviewed.

A review of Karma.

Gods in History reviewed.

A review of The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology.

Calls for submission

The Religion Graduate Organization and the Department of Religion at Syracuse University in the United States has announce the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process. Abstracts are due 20 January 2018.

Bonus linkage

The Devil is more intelligent than humans, says the Catholic Pope Francis. He also has interesting tastes in music, as Marie RavenSoul writes in “Satanism in music: Satan sets the tone.” Or, at least, his followers do.