Spiral Nature Linkage 9 June 2017Magick

Jupiter is more complicated than we think. Astrologists, does this change anything?

The ever brilliant Mary K. Greer offers a free Scrivener template for your tarot journal, and offers some tips on things to consider in constructing it.

Connect with summer with this tarot ritual using the Sun card.

Nick Farrell on star magick in the Illiad.

Maybe the scaremongers of yesteryear were right, and there are lessons to learn about occultism from Dungeons and Dragons.

Spirituality

Calling Romuva, a state-recognized Lithuanian religious movement, a “neo-Pagan” movement misstates its history. Its practitioners prefer to be called “ethnic” or “indigenous” practitioners.

Can violence be sacred?

To build a strong Pagan community the infighting has to stop.

That said, you can be spiritual and angry at the same time.

Also, calling out who is a “real” Pagan or not is kind of a waste of time, but so is dissing monotheists for the hell of it. (Pun intended.)

Notes on learning spiritual councilling in a Wiccan context. See also Courtney Weber’s article, “Challenges and rewards of leadership.”

Jason Mankey offers a list of eight things to do in the summer that have a Pagan flavour.

Occulture

An Aleister Crowley documentary is available from the BBC on iPlayer.

How did I not know that there was an academic journal dedicated to monsters until just now? Preternature takes a critical and historical look at the preternatural in all its forms. Awesome.

An interview with Kristen Sollee, author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists.

Gordon White reviews Alien Covenant and uncovers the mystical subtext within.

In response to the United States pulling out of the Paris Accord, the World Headquarters of The Aquarian Tabernacle Church has issued a press release.

Reviews

A review of Pagan Magic of the Northern Tradition.

The Hidden Light Tarot reviewed.

A review of Petit Albert.

The Sasuraibito Tarot reviewed.

A review of the Oracle of Luna.

Epona reviewed.

Calls for submission

The Newberry is looking for help with transcribing, translating from Latin to English, and editing other’s work with the Book of Magical Charms, which was penned by two hands in England sometime in the 17th century. Hat-tip to Dan Harms for point out this nifty opportunity. Compensation: Unpaid. Deadline: Ongoing.

Bonus linkage

Rachel True, who played Rochelle in The Craft, reads tarot cards in Los Angeles Echo Park.

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