Writings on necromancy and the philosophy of history.
In which is reviewed the recent conference on Ritual Magic at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic of Boscastle, Cornwall: at which excellent talks were delivered, and friends new and old alike were met.
In which I present an infamous necromantic operation from Reginald Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft and talk a little about my upcoming webinar course on this key text of early modern British cunning-craft and demonology.
In which I announce an upcoming anthology from Three Hands Press on astrological magic, in which I have an essay.
In which I announce the sale of a recorded one-off class on early modern British necromancy.
In which I announce a new publication from our Folk Necromancy in Transmission series...
In which I guest on the Imaginary Advice podcast and chat with my good friend the poet Ross Sutherland about the poem as spell, and writing poems with spellcraft methodologies.
In which I formally announce the release of my text on the history and sorcery of the Three Wise Men, A Book of the Magi: Lore, Prayers, & Spellcraft of the Three Holy Kings, published through Revelore Press.
In which I am interviewed by Astrid of the Spiritual Alchemy podcast: talking about geomancy, astrology, and my upcoming geomancers' training course.
In which I outline three pre-Valentines gigs I have in Salem, MA in but a few short weeks: on the early modern magics of sex and gender, love and lust, and on various folk practices of love divination.
In which are collected two further testimonials on my upcoming Geomancy Foundation Course training, which begins at the start of February.
In which I outline four gigs I will be doing mid-February down in NOLA.
In which the third feast day of the Magi is celebrated with a roundup of useful links to magian resources found on these here internets.
In which are presented three rites of the Magi that can be performed on Epiphany itself: a materia, a blessing, and a talisman.
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 enthuse about geomancy readings for the year ahead on the Feast of Saint Stephen, a patron of my practice.
In which the Feast of Adam and Eve is celebrated through an appreciation of their mythic patronages of gardening, equanimity, magic, and love.
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 I am on BBC Radio 4's Shortcuts with my good friend the writer Ross Sutherland talking poetry, magic, and preparing for fatherhood.
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 are considered the magics of the humble mole, beginning with the instruction of the Grimorium Verum to acquire the poor beast's blood.
In which is discussed art, creativity, performance and ritual through a roadtrip across the necromancies of planetary magic.
In which is discussed the spirit Gaap, and the oil of Gaap made by Wolf & Goat.
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.