Writings on necromancy and the philosophy of history.
In which is explored various joyful preparations for Epiphany, the Feast of the Three Magi, from medieval cultus to grimoiric sorcery. Also my new chapbook is hinted at.
In which I chat to my godbrother, the reader, rootworker, and tattoo artist Gary Noriyuki about rituals of collaboration with clients, magical tattooing, the importance of note-taking, and a few other choice topics.
In which a student of my Geomancy Foundation course writes a testimonial that warms my heart and gives an overview of the course for those considering taking it next time.
In which is presented a survey of early modern geomancy texts, including links to download pdf scans of these classics. Also included is a link to a particular archive of early modern geomancy consultation case files.
In which details of the Fundamentals of Astrological Magic webinar series set to start this coming November are given, along with links to testimonials, reviews, and ticket-purchasing.
In which I kick off a new on-going blog series, Reading Room, wherein I chat with colleagues about divination - from technical tips, to reflections on best practice, to personal perspectives, and how to get the most out of a session with a professional. This week, my friend and godsister Sonia Ana Ortiz talks ethics, love, and muay thai.
In which is discussed the topology, narratives, and journeying into (and hopefully out of) Fairyland, Elfhame, the Other Place, and the mansion of Lost Hope.
In which is discussed the use of corded tools to demarcate divining space, wider use of circling in sorcery and spellcraft, and some examples of planetary talismans I have constructed, consecrated and am making available for purchase.
In which is announced the collation of the various recordings of my lectures and workshops delivered for Kepler College, on astrological magic, planetary sorcery, and geomancy.
In which Carol Keith reviews the recent conference on the theme of cursing ably convened by the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic at Boscastle. Details of my talk on curse-craft and humoural theory are discussed, alongside the presentations from my dear friends and colleagues Jesse Hathaway Diaz and Demetrius Lacroix.
In which is recommended a few (relatively) modern texts and resources on geomancy, contributing notes towards a more substantial bibliography.
In which a brilliant new work on Cyprian of Antioch and his legendary spellbook by José Leitão is introduced, and a case is made for May 14th as a lesser feast day for this Sorcerer Saint.
In which the recent conference on the theme of cursing at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic at Boscastle is celebrated, with breathless personal highlights.
In which is presented a sixteenth-century poem concerning Saint Cyprian which name-checks two very important grimoiric spirits, demonstrating further connections between the Sorcerer Saint and the Four Regents.
This short announcement-post about the new Conjure Codex from Hadean Press - featuring an article by myself on the dirt sorcery of Jupiter - is brought to you by the colour Blue and the number 3.
In which is announced a new seven-part webinar series on Planetary Incantation: considering the prayer, poetry and performance of magical speech acts in astrological sorcery, combining analysis of historical texts with practical performance and dramaturgy skills.
In which is linked the first episode of the podcast I am making with my dear friend Jesse Hathaway Diaz. Our journey into podcasting begins by celebrating Epiphany and the Magi, but includes talk of lodestone, heliotrope (both plant and mineral), the demon Bael, and the geomantic figure Via. Enjoy!