Singular explanations -especially materialist ones- fall into the category of ‘necessary but not sufficient’. For instance, you could make..
Typically the song of summer shows up around April. Typically it is not from Australia, unless you are in fact from Australia. Atypically ..
The smell of jasmine fills the house from outside. It is the scent of the Goddess of the Night but it is also the scent of my childhood. A..
If you stop to think about the function of astrology in the royal courts of China and the Near East, it was not only to set various ritual..
My childhood pet bird died the other week but it’s okay because I didn’t like it much.
That being said, the 19 year old animal had been..
With apologies to Mr Worf.
Both botanicas I visited in Little Havana the other week had staff that either only spoke Spanish or at leas..
I am reading aloud a telegram written in Klingon to a room of more than one hundred people as the last rays of the sun turn the shiraz gra..
What else could one expect when replicating the Fiji experience in France? Certainly nothing so relaxing as a much-needed holiday.
Kirk: No. You were younger.
- Star Trek: Generations
Too quiet for its size, the storage yard’s..
It is the first one back in my hometown in seven years, arriving by way of t..
Like mojitos, everything comes back into fashion again.
And like those who have been drinking mojtios anytime between 2008 and next..
On first contact, everything I have ever been addicted to had an immediate effect on my energetic field.
My first underage cigarett..
Despite a desperate PR campaign spanning decades, this ..
I can barely pick up the TV remote now without pictu..
My dead grandfather’s clothes fit perfectly.
He had had the suit made for him in London which meant it exactly fit him and that mad..
If you’re wondering what the afterlife smells like then come to Fiji and watch the sun set over the ocean.
There is something in th..
And in Australia the nineties lasted unti..
Australia certainly has this going for it: when its capital city is burning to the ground the smell is oddly pleasant. At least accord..
As a teenager it became apparent that getting boys to make out with you required a substantially different strategy than ge..
We were all washing up after the Christmas Eve meal. (Have the ham on Christmas Eve, cook the turkey on Christmas Day and serve it wit..
-A Wizard of Earthsea
Today was a day of catching up with some old friends I used to live with in Sydney a..
One of the more interesting things that struck me about re-reading the Simonomicon oeuvre late last year was a throwaway comment relat..
Chalking up some points in the spirit model column was the distinct sensation of certain “things” riding down from the Arctic into the..
You all know that we’re considered freaks, right?
Sarah Palin, in between promising to help our allies in West Korea in their battl..
Seasonal Magic Disorder. It’s like SAD but, you know, for magic.
Let’s leave aside anything calendrical here, like Oak/Holly Kings ..
I have always liked sharks. As an Australian, I grew up swimming with them, I grew up picking up their eggshells as they..
Not that this is even the slightest bit unusual, but Jack’s recent EI post about locations in magic has got me thinking.
Dr Hyatt spoke often about surrender. I wonder if this is where a lot of the magical resistance to Jesus comes? We don’t like it. A ma..
An interesting article in the Telegraph caught my eye yesterday. Half of all Muslim men and three quarters of all Muslim women in Britain ..
Examples include Crowley allegedly slas..