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Ten things Jason Mankey loves about witchcraft.

A money spell for prosperity. Warning: involves fire.

Want to start a magical apothecary at home? Here’s a how-to guide.

Does divining the future alter it?

Spiral Nature columnist Liz Worth writes about what to do with a confusing tarot reading. Also check out her column here, Hidden Insights for your weekly astrological forecast.

Protect your library with wickedly awesome medieval book curses.

Spirituality

Reflections on Cernunnos.

Yvonne Aburrow has written and shared a lovely Pagan requiem.

Is Vodou evil? Short answer: not in and of itself. Obviously.

Perhaps your perceptions of Vodou have been shaped by pop culture, where most depictions are totally bizarre.

Occulture

An interview with Anne Newkirk Niven, publisher of both Witches & Pagans and SageWoman magazines.

A play about Doreen Valiente titled Doreen: An English Witch will debut at Witchfest in Brighton. Check out this interview with director Roman Withers and writer Gavin Caine.

The Wild Hunt reports that  in “response to the increasing frequency of hate and hate crimes in North America, the New Mexico-based Ardantane Pagan Learning Center invited Canadian Pagan Kerr Cuhulain, to deliver a two-part online class, “Dealing With Hate Crimes.” Super topical.

How do oral cultures memorize so much information?

An interview with bone reader Khi Armand.

A field report of a Gede Celebration Dance workshop held by Julio Jean and Nadia Dieudonne in New York City earlier in the month.

Check out this tattoo shop that’s survived since the Middle Ages that caters specifically to religious pilgrims. While you’re at it, check out “Sacred tattoos: Temporary skin, permanent mark.”

Reviews

A review of The Gods and Goddesses Coloring Book.

The Minoan Coloring Book reviewed.

Calls for submission

Are you on Spiral Nature’s writer’s and reviewer’s newsletters? If not, get on ’em, because we’ll be putting out our latest calls for pitches and reviews next week, and if you like free books, decks, CDs, and money, you won’t want to miss it.

Bonus linkage

An overview of self-defence traditions that may be of use in the months to come.

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