This week’s noteworthy posts: on relationship with the Land, from Dayan Martinez; an interview with Tylluan Penry at Anima Monday; and on the difficulties of translation, from A Pilgrim in Narnia.
Some of my favourite places in Oxford, UK, where I lived for seven years.
Noteworthy posts for this week, on unpicking internalized oppression; how to respond to the Anthropocene, mass extinction, and climate change; the hidden life of things.
To celebrate, here are some photos of my esoteric book collection.
Many Pagans are on a quest for the authentic Self. This is often visualized as something we already possess; we just have to clear away the accretions caused by so-called civilization. In this model, the true Self can be found by getting in touch with Nature.
I see oppressive systems as being like water pressure in the ocean. The deeper you go in the ocean, the greater the pressure.
Witchcraft tip of the day.
To sensitize your hands to be able to feel auras, next time you’re in the bath with some bubble bath, grab a handful of bubbles and hold your hands parallel to each other with the bubbles between your hands. Then bring your hands slowly together and note the subtle increase in pressure of the bubbles on your skin. Do this more than once (it’s fun!)
I love winter, especially when it involves snow, frost, and sunshine.
Winter in Ontario is (mostly) crisp and dry, unlike the British winter where the damp gets into your bones even when it’s only minus 2 Celsius.