The Nine of Wands in my first ever Tarot deck, the Arthurian Tarot, is called the Wind Harps of War. Merlin set Aeolian harps along the co..
Sometimes it seems like you would be more right than you are wrong if you considered everything a cargo cult.
Chris has a recent post o..
Wheat was one of the worst performing commodities over the first half of 2014.
This is hugely surprising as much of North America is in..
Five! I’m a little bit..
Why? well they have to live somewhere. A city living in its own afterlife. Why not?
The streets of L..
It is the first one back in my hometown in seven years, arriving by way of t..
Two of the best books I have read in the last twelve months have been about the Devil.
Most recently, it was Peter Levend..
Can digital publishing be talismanic?
We are sitting at the pub table where Tolkien and the rest of the Inklings used to sit, drink..
There is something deliciously Crowleyan about ‘taking rooms’ in a European city for the purposes of a ritual.
Like so many eastern concepts that have migrated to the west, the notion of twilight language has undergone some small semantic drift.
- Mark Twain
This is a strange time of year but you don’..
And by favourite I mean two thirds ..
Here’s a little tip if you’ve a mind to go on an English megalithica excursion: do it in early January.
Everyone complains about th..
It’s wonderful when you can build relationships with places that aren’t your home.
Since leaving Bristol, we try to get back to it ..
A traveller was asked by an old Highland gardener wher..
A really fun, enjoyable movie. You should see it.
When I was at film school we studied the first ever serialisation of the Ramayana..
The magical community -and newly minted witches in particular- can be a dreary bunch when it comes to fantasy films or television.
You would think my last post was ‘the Halloween post’ but no. This is it. Because it has vampires and demons and death.
Also because th..
I bought this delightful little book from a discounted bookstore on my local high road.
The bookstore itself is amazing -one of th..