Thursday, February 19, 2015

Well worth signing up to ...

There are lots of on-line magazines covering the esoteric world but Spiral Nature can best be classed as an occult magazine for grown-ups!  Featuring articles on all aspects of spirituality, magic(k), esoteric and occultism it’s well worth signing up for their newsletter and, if you have aspirations as a MB&S writer then they welcome submissions – and reviewers.  For full submission guidelines go to www.spiralnature.com

The following is an extract taken from the review for Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore by Mike Gleason …

“The majority of books I encounter on the subject of witchcraft and Wicca fall into one of two categories: they are written for rural witches, or for urban witches, as though those are the only two options. If you believe the stories of how things were in the “bad old days,” witches were seldom found in either of those two settings. They were most often found in the transitional (or “liminal”) areas – the last house in the village just before you entered the countryside, or the first house after such a point. They weren’t living in the wilds, but they weren’t comfortable in the daily to-do of the village centre either.

This book addresses another transitional space: the seashore. If you live on the coast, you are aware of that particular space between high- and low-tide: it isn’t always land and it isn’t always water, but it shares the characteristics of both. You know the effects the tides have on daily life (even though you probably are only concerned with the tides of the water not with atmospheric and terrestrial tides), as well as how they help to sculpt the environment in which you live. You are undoubtedly aware of the winds and their potential benefits and hazards.


This is not a book for those who are new to witchcraft.  In fact, even some folks who have spend years in the Craft may find themselves wondering what they have stumbled into.  Within the first dozen pages of the book I found myself exposed to ideas I hadn’t considered in years (even though I had been exposed to them in theory during my early involvement with the Craft) ...”  
Mike Gleason - Spiral Nature online magazine.

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