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  1. Hundreds of moons ago, in my late teens and early twenties, I tinkered with "ceremonial magick" a bit, mostly within the Golden Dawn tradition. "Folk magic" (although I don't think I was aware of this term) was always appealing but I could never find a good shaman and Wicca seemed dubious. Lately I've been feeling drawn back into the weirdness. 👹 I've been surprised and delighted at how texts on "folk magic" seem to have evolved since I last poked around in this space. Or maybe I was just looking in the wrong places. I recently read The Chaos Protocols, which is more chaos than folk but it was good and it also literally caught fire one evening from a stick of incense nearby. A hole burned through the center almost exactly to the page I was on. Spooky and surely a sign for an Aries Fire Dragon to proceed. 😆 Last week I finished A Deed Without a Name, a grounded overview of "Traditional Witchcraft" from a scholar and practicing witch. I enjoyed it enough that I ordered Standing and Not Falling by the same author. Beautiful. I'm also concurrently reading Ancestral Medicine, which is superb. My "witchy read next" list expands and shuffles, mostly with Traditional Witchcraft, Appalachian Folk Magic and Hoodoo titles floating to the top. Good shit. This current feels alive. Anyway, nothing more profound to say. It's been so long since I've shared anything personal here. I've actually grown bashful on my own forum. 😊 Sean
  2. Wooing the Echo

    Hi people. I'm giving a heads up about a wonderful novel I just finished. Its called 'Wooing the Echo' by Lee Morgan. There are so few good fictional books written, on the subject of magic, that use actual 'real world' practices, and that stay within the bounds of what is actually possible with magic. This is one of them. I was absolutely riveted from about 10 pages in. The character development is superb, the story is great, and its poetic, deep, sexy and painful stuff from start to finish. Blew me away. A+++ P.S. The occult stance within the book is of a Traditional Witchcraft {TW} stance, which is a new passion of mine. I had no idea until recently that there was a {non Wiccan} witchcraft movement, which is reconstructing and using to great effect early European/Anglo traditions.. It is quite a 'shamanistic' {if i dare use that term} tradition in many ways, with a good heaping of sorcery to go. Very different from the purple velvet/goth crowd that seems to inhabit a lot of Wicca. Nothing against Wicca by the way, just not my cup of tea personally.