On overthrowing tyrants and magical resistance. For more, see “Witch activism: It’s happening now” by Daleth West and “The Girdle of Ishtar: Magick for activists” by Nicole Rain Sellers.
That said, rituals in and of themselves ought not constitute the sole output of your activism.
Yeah, using the word “shaman” is also problematic. Also see “Not your spirit animal: Cultural appropriation, misinformation, and the Internet,” one of our most popular articles by Donyae Coles.
So, how do we tell when it’s gatekeeping for the sake of keeping people out unfairly, and a matter of being conscious of and avoiding cultural appropriation? Also see Donyae Coles’ “Reclamation after cultural appropriation.”
On a (kind of?) related note, yoga and meditation might be turning you into an even bigger asshole.
The importance of a firm foundation in ancient Greek religion.
Context matters in contemporary religious practice — as it always has.
Julian Vayne is the magician in residence at Cornwall’s Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, and I love that this is a residency that exists. I’d also love to visit the museum one day.
Books about queer witches and their witchcraft for your reading pleasure.
Recommendations for faery fiction that’s as weird as it should be.
Yes, the NRA should be afraid of us. Witchcraft has always been political. For more on this theme, also see “Enchanted resistance: A history of political magick” by Donyae Coles.
That said, it’s always weird when the mainstream media notices us, amiright?
A review of Maidens, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity.
The Lunar Nomad Oracle reviewed. (Our review coming soon.)
A review of Godforms of the Golden Dawn.
Calls for submission
Modern Witch Magazine is looking for submissions on the theme of “Ecstasy and the Witch Power,” which will explore trance, movement, soul flight, astral travel, dreamwork, hedge riding, and other forms of ecstatic practice. Payment: None. Deadline: 1 August 2018.
Room Magazine is looking for submissions of poetry and fiction for their themed issue on magick. Payment: $50-150. Deadline: 31 July 2018.
WITCHfest North is putting on an art exhibition, Grimoire: Witchcraft & Storytelling, that will be on display from 22 to 29 October 2018 at Beaver Hall in Toronto. Payment: None. Deadline: 4 August 2018.
And because we should end on an adorable and lighthearted note, I present “True Facts About the Fruit Bat” for your viewing pleasure.