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”

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“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?

BRIDGES: 4 LESSONS OF THE SUITS

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”