Waiting for a decent magical summer is like waiting for a decent British summer. (Wettest April to June on record. And records go back a long way here.)
But, inevitably, the patient will be rewarded. Because this is shaping up to be a rather decent magical summer.
There are four things I very much want to bring your attention to.
Let’s start closest to home and work outwards.
1. Virulent Experience
If you live within 150 miles -Frenchies included- then this is a Liz Lemon party. Seriously… all UK folk; there will be a test.
Regrettably, I will be at an opera festival in Tuscany over those exact dates -which must truly rank in the top five gayest excuses ever uttered. (Between “I will be having sex with ten dudes at once” and “I have booked out a glitter factory for the weekend for absolutely no reason”.)
VI is one of the best British writers of High Strangeness out there at the moment. Go to there! Go!
Another wonderful Scarlet Imprint summer event! And another wonderful Scarlet Imprint summer event that I will miss. (Paris again. Just like last year, dammit.)
Yes, it’s in Brighton which I know turns off a lot of Londoners for some reason but y’all would be crazy to miss out on this awesomeness. (Also, seriously, it’s like a few quid and takes no time at all. It can take me more time to get to Stoke Newington. This always surprises me.)
Quite frankly, this is where Western European magical thought leadership is at.
3. Financial Sorcery
It was my inestimable honour to have read a pre-release version of Jason’s latest book (which is business talk for MS Word document). Which also means I’ve been able to mess around with the Jupiter glyphs contained within.
Let me tell you… the Jupiter glyphs are something you’re going to want to get your hands on, whatever your financial situation. I put them up there among the most significant “transmissions” of the last five decades. They almost immediately alter your consciousness just by looking at them -especially if you’re a sigil junkie.
And obvs, the rest of the book is classic, quality Jason -particularly helpful if you are US based.
4. The Magical Life Of Scott Cunningham
I had no idea Donald Michael Kraig and Scott Cunningham were flatmates back in the day! This is DMK’s account of the man who wrote that book. (Get your free sample or just buy the damn thing. It’s very well priced.)
It says something about the state of biographies today that I was expecting something a little more salacious than I actually got. (If I were to write a biography of one of my flatmates there’d be a lot more drunken tales, flooded bathrooms and weird sex sounds heard through shared walls. And I would expect nothing less in return.)
Regardless of where you lie on the magical spectrum, this is a fascinating read. Because, however you slice it, magical discourse was permanently shifted by the book with the drawing of a man in what appears to be a ladies linen bathrobe standing in front of a cinder block altar in the garden of a retirement village.
I will freely admit to it having influenced my early magical career. I will also -somewhat sheepishly in hindsight- cop to absolutely bagging the book when I thought I had “outgrown” it.
But, as DMK points out, it’s important to emphasise that Cunningham’s core message was quite radical: that you can tap into a magical current on your own. This is a really big deal if you magically come of age somewhere remote like regional Australia.
You don’t necessarily need to get caught up in someone else’s ego trip. You just need to choose yourself.
Tokens are non-transferable
Choose yourself. What a great message to end on. So go grab those tokens.
And enjoy the sunshine.