Spiral Nature Linkage Friday, 20 October 2017Magick

On the Whare Ra Etheric Link ritual.

Medicinal and magical herbs.

On geomantic figures and directions.

Hermeticism as a living philosophy.

On kether.

Unicorns in magick.


Considerations on what makes a good spiritual teacher.

The Miracle of the Sun celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Zeus seems like an unlikely keeper of oaths, but there you go.

Some walk their own paths.

No, not all spiritual paths are the same.

On faery doors and faery houses.

Sacred heretics and how they mean.

The spiritual import of casting circles.

Living in liminal times.

Hallowe’en traditions and celebrations around the world.

An introduction to Druidry.


Resources to study racism in occult thought. Of course, it’s not always explicit. Check out Donyae Coles’ “Black witch blues: The whiteness of magick spaces” for more.

On providing sanctuary for those in need.

No, Aleister Crowley’s racism and misogyny are not simply “a product of their time,” and it is important to acknowledge that.

Sometimes when you leave an organization, it can be helpful to explain why. On a related note, see Psyche’s piece, “Why I left the OTO.”

On another related note, why are people leaving ritual circles in general? I can think of a few reasons. (See above.)

An interview with Katie West about Becoming Dangerous: Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels on Summoning the Power to Resist.

No, you can’t be a member of the alt-right and a member of the Golden Dawn. The ideologies are wholly incompatible.

On the patriarchy and Friday the 13th.

It’s that time of year again. Here’s HuffPo’s guide to celebrating Hallowe’en like a witch.

Hey, there are monsters on this list even I didn’t know about. Nifty.

Witchfest North is happening in Toronto until 31 October 2017. Check it out.


What Goes Down reviewed.

A review of Self-Knowledge: A History.

Strange Magic reviewed.

A review of KLF.

Jailbreaking the Goddess reviewed. Also check out Marjorie Jensen’s review, and Sharon Woods’ interview with the author, Lasara Firefox Allen.

A review of Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe.

Bonus linkage

Yep, there were Viking Muslims. Cool.

These 2000-year-old toys belonged to Pagan children.