Spiral Nature Linkage for Friday, 4 May 2018Magick linkage

The Magician in tarot and what it can mean.

Do tarot cards have core meanings, and if so, how do they carry across various decks?

Warding using tarot. Also, techniques for magical defence.

Simple sigil magick. While you’re at it, check out Donyae Coles’ article, “Sigil magick: Down and dirty.”

Reversals in tarot can be a tricky thing, with multiple schools of interpretation. For more, see Jarred Triskelion’s article, “How to read inverted tarot cards.”

On sacred geometry with notes towards a “universal temple.”


Sex magick for Atheopagans.

How do you scry? For a simple guide, also see “Scrying: How to get started,” by Donyae Coles.

On using bones in animal and ancestor magick.

A report on how the Red Pentagram Ritual fared in practice.

Notes on purification. On a related note, see “Smudging: How to do it, and how not to do it,” by Michelle Chihacou White Puma Klein-Hass.

On banishing.

Camelia Elias explains why you practice cartomancy.

Spirituality linkage

Starhawk reminds us that Beltane embraces all kinds of love.

More reasons not to use the term “spirit animal” when you’re not Indigenous. See also Donyae Coles’ excellent article, “Not your spirit animal: Cultural appropriation, misinformation, and the Internet.”

On Thallea and Thessilae as liminal gods.

So, you have some gods, now how do you get started with worship? On a related note, you may want to check out “Working with multiple pantheons: A beginner’s guide,” by Donyae Coles for more guidance, if you gods come from differing traditions.

Notes on Walpurgisnacht.

Jason Miller on how to worship when you’re short on space. Also, what the hell is Chaonimism? Do we really need another word for this?

What might animism look like going forward?

Thoughts on temple shrines.

Is it ok to be a Druid while simultaneously adhering to the beliefs of another spiritual tradition?

No, Mary Magdalene was not a sex worker.

Occulture linkage

Jason Mankey has put together a guide to the Pagan summer festivals in 2018.

An interview with Fonna Seidu on spirituality and representation. I love this so much.

Florence Farr was a fascinating woman, and you should know more about her.

Is there a point to following the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as Macgregor Mathers left it, or is it better to allow it to change and evolve?

An interview with Jason Miller about his new book, The Elements of Spellcasting.

Adam McIlwee on Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, music, and occultism.

The Satanic Temple is preparing a lawsuit against the state of Arkansas for religious discrimination.

An interview with Michael H. Hughes about his latest book, activism, and magick.

Fiona Horne interviewed by Jason Mankey.

Notes on the therapeutic value of art.

Reviews linkage

Flat Broke with Two Goats reviewed.

A review of Natural Born Shamans.

Key of Rabbi Solomon reviewed.

A review of How to Read Your Horoscope in 5 Easy Steps. And when you’re done, you can check out Eric J. Price’s weekly astrology column, Hidden Insights.

Naga Magick reviewed.

Calls for submission

Revelore Press has put out a call for papers for Mutations: Art, Consciousness, and the Anthropocene. Deadline: 30 August 2018.

Bonus linkage

Ok, so a “very angry badger” was behind the closure of Scotland’s historic Craignethan Castle. That’s kind of adorable.