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On the day of Mercury

I’ve been away from this blog for too long it seems. Following the advice of “doing what feels good”, I gave myself to reading. Like a little bird picking, picking, picking at the ground to find a juicy worm. But birds must sometime return to their nest to help feed other birds with their findingsContinue reading “On the day of Mercury”

Reviewing the Trithemian Conjuration: Putting The Table Together

Originally posted on The Digital Ambler:
Where were we?  We’re in the middle of discussing the early modern conjuration ritual The Art of Drawing Spirits Into Crystals (DSIC), attributed to the good abbot of Spanheim, Johannes Trithemius, but which was more likely invented or plagiarized from another more recent source by Francis Barrett in his…

Dual Faith Observance and Traditional Witchcraft

Originally posted on The Nowl Betwixt:
“To return to witches however, although there are obvious similarities with some of the modern magical practices carried out by Wiccans, most of the methods and techniques used by the old-time witches bear little resemblance to those used by today’s neo-pagan witches. Often the cunning folk practised dual faith…

30 Days of Devotion: Loki day 11

To quote Sir Elton John on this one, Saturday Night’s alright. Usually Saturday is a good time to honor the Trickster, as it’s become SPG that this is his day. And it kinda works, if you think about it: most people rush to try to make him fit into the Mercury mold (and while heContinue reading “30 Days of Devotion: Loki day 11”

30 Days of Devotion: Loki Day 10

I’m probably not going to say anything original. He’s got a sweet tooth and a penchant for liquor. Cue the fireball shots and glazed donuts on the altar. He also enjoys seeing his loved ones taking care of themselves. Despite what any Nokean might say, he’s only pushing us to be better toward ourselves. LokiContinue reading “30 Days of Devotion: Loki Day 10”

30 Days of Devotion: Loki Day 8 & 9

I live in Pomo and Miwok territories, and I think that just like Loki is close to Spider, he is related to Coyote. In Miwok mythology, Coyote (O-let’-te Coyote-man) is considered a Creator deity and ancestor as well as a trickster. Like Loki, he’s wily and cunning. His keen eyes can pierce the shadows ofContinue reading “30 Days of Devotion: Loki Day 8 & 9”