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The Sacred Conspiracy is a book to be revisited, mulled over and discussed.
The heightened sensitivity that many people feel during their periods can lead to greater access of reflective powers and give insight into our worlds.
Yoga is a complex and rich tradition that I have come to love very much. Because of my own interest, I jumped at the chance to review Elliott Goldberg's The Path of Modern Yoga: The History of an Embodied Spiritual Practice.
This is the practical side of astrology, the astrology for common people and handy deals. Now, we are used to everyone knowing the date and time of their birth, but in the past only few people could afford to pay an astrologer to record their birth time and create a natal chart. With horary astrology, any kind of situation can be examined without birth details. People still had questions and problems, and a way to read the stars based on the moment the astrologer accepts the question was accessible to everybody, like it is still now, even though this kind of astrology wasn't very popular for a time. Horary astrology can even answer less practical-seeming questions, such as those about magick or dream analysis.
All in all, The Witch isn’t a book for those with only a passing interest in the cackling hags of popular culture. Instead, it’s a meticulously researched, erudite attempt at gaining a real understanding of the beliefs surrounding witchcraft, the various ways in which they developed around the world, and how they gave rise to the European witch trials. Refreshingly, the tone throughout is one of a genuine, immersive curiosity about the subject, rather than the implicit world-weary cynicism which so de-vitalizes some other scholarly surveys on the subject
We can be called to honour deities from cultures other than our own. Even if we have seen a movie with the deity in it, there's still more to learn.
For the Love of the Gods dives into the rich history of theurgy and the lessons we can learn from the past, above and beyond feast days and offerings.
With Supernatural Entertainments, Simone Natale’s focus is on the industry that popped up around spiritualism, and how that helped shape the world.
Yasmin Henkesh’s Trance Dancing with the Jinn added a new spark to my autodidactic practice, while being clear and detailed enough for many novice dancers.
Political magick has been used as a form of protest for centuries. Read about these historical moments to see how we can use these lessons today.
Natalie Zaman's new book, Magical Destinations of the Northeast, grew out of her magazine column, "The Wandering Witch."
Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up offers many tools for reconnection and "re-wilding" yourself, no matter where you live.