What a learning-filled, tumultuous, exciting week in these internetz. It’s like some kind of wacky, Aladdo-punk magic carpet ride. I think I have an image/app for that.
Yep. I do.
Now down to business.
Talking Christianity was certainly the prevailing theme. In particular Evangelism… Which is a subject I genuinely learned something about in the last few days so I’m not going to link around to the various posts or we’ll be here all night.
But teaming with the theme:
There is some gold in the comments, too. And as I was compiling this WWTM he put out another one that is -in my head at least- a related idea. With an awesome post title.
Did I say kids show? I meant amazing, new, cutting-edge multi-blog. I particularly liked the We Are The Witchcraft piece.
Don’t pretend you aren’t going to click that link.
You probably won’t be able to get through it in one go because it’s practically a thesis but bookmark it and break it into chunks throughout the week. That’s what I did. And it was worth it.
I found this article while writing about the ‘Homonid Diet’ Theory of Magic. It makes sense to me because I was always bothered by the idea that we first became bipedal in the grasslands. Why would you raise your centre of gravity when you have high speed predators in wide open spaces? (Think of how low the cheetah is, for instance.) I just couldn’t see the evolutionary advantage.
Turns out cos there wasn’t one.
Also, enjoy the metaphoric tree of life/garden of Eden/world tree/forest implications of this news. We literally took our first steps to becoming humans because of trees.
What a shock. No one actually has any idea at all. I’d love an opinion if someone has read this book.
Right beside Stonehenge 1.0! Even though ‘wooden Stonehenge’ is oxymoronic, it’s cool news nonetheless.
I was instead planning to link to this post by Fr AIT because the notion of a black, longboarding Constantine really does scream summer blockbuster trilogy/coolest thing I have ever heard but the Virtue piece is too good to skip over.
Consider the life-hacking implications to this. Or indeed the magical ones if you are trying to lift someone’s mood. Target people around them instead, maybe?
A fantastic piece that certainly teams with the Christian theme of the week, I’d say.
Oh how I can relate to this one. I’m sure most of you can, actually. It’s also brilliantly written. I was riveted.
And we all have at least one of those.
This I like: “Isn’t that what I’m supposed to do with magick? This was the “not thinking” that my friend was talking about. Don’t put your emotional attachments or personal issues in the method and put your own hard work and resources into the work”
Another fantastic mission statement/rant covering… Hmmm…. “Radical practicality” in magic? Is that an accurate enough term? Thoughts? I think I might like it.
Ever wondered how you might wake Cthulu and simultaneously summon Him to Kauai? Wonder no more.
“I find this sort of digging much more enjoyable than endlessly dissecting the minutiae of Crowley’s magical theories.” So do I, Phil… So do I.
From 19th century philosophy to Eris changing her skirt yet again. Cool piece.
But he does have some profound things to say about minority spiritual traditions. Check it out.