Hoodoo magic with playing cards

This week Aradia Academy has opened registration for the Read Like the Devil series of foundation courses focussing on the Playing Cards module, a series that is taught by The Janitor, Bent Sørensen, this time around. He will present 6 video lectures based on my Playing Cards volume of the Read like the Devil trilogyContinue reading “Hoodoo magic with playing cards”

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better” doesn’t work in divination

If we forget that divination is a technology in addition to being an interpretative art, we forget that there’s no difference between what a doctor does and what a magical healer does. Let me put it this way: would you go to a doctor who relishes his failures, or what’s worse, can’t even wait to fail better, and more, fall from all graces too because, well, it’s delicious?


Allhallowtide, including All Saints’ Day and Halloween, is a great time to think about bridges. There are crossings over. While we tend to think of it as a way of getting a sense of the ‘other’, or a sense of ‘over there’ versus ‘over here,’ it may well be a good idea to think ofContinue reading “BRIDGES: 4 LESSONS OF THE SUITS”