Below is the weekly round-up of articles and news I have stumbled upon that struck my interest. This post was intended for the weekend, but I’ve got quite a busy weekend ahead so I’m rounding up a bit early this week. Links to all of the articles discussed are listed. Did something interesting happen this week that I missed? Feel free to tell me in the comments.
Frater Barrabbas Publishes new Book – Spirit Conjuring for Witches
Frater Barrabbas has a new book out on spirit conjuring. Actually this book came out in February so I am a bit late to the game. I’m sure this will be as much as an interesting read as his other books. If anyone has read it I would like to know your thoughts. I’ve put this on my list of books to purchase my next book buying round. I think this is an area that is lacking. I don’t see a lot of good solid literature on the subject of spirit conjuring without is getting a bit goofy or cheesy, I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this.
Self Proclaimed Psychic Steals Thousands from Clients
News like this gives legitimate tarot readers and psychics a bad name. This scenario is far too common. Events like this are why divination frequently gets lumped in as a gimmick and fair attraction to the outsider. Always research the person your intending on getting a reading with. Always go with someone who has a presence in the community and positive reviews from others.
Donald Weiser Dies at 89
I’ve always been more partial to Weiser publishing than Lewellyn. Both produce great titles, but Weiser has always seemed more sincere in their efforts to me. Lewllyn comes out with a lot of books. Almost too much. Most of it in my opinion is re-hashing previous books and more new-age type of stuff. They do have some gems. If your reading a book on magic I would say there is a 80% chance that it is published by one of these two. I hope Weiser publishing continues on publishing great work and maintaining their high quality standards.
On the Business of Magick
This is actually an older article. There is a little shop in Houston called the Magick Cauldron. It has managed to successfully stay in business for 30 years. I loved reading this article about how they have managed to stay in business in such a niche market. This was a fascinating look into the ownership of a occult supply store.
Psychic Protection – a Recitation Ritual
Everyday whether you know it or not your absorbing and giving off energy both positive and negative. A good practice is learning how to strengthen your aura and psychic field so your not so effected by the energy of others. As she says consider it “metaphysical sunscreen”. Benebell Wen has put together a fantastic MP3 meditation to help you with just that. This MP3 is free and open for download, the best part is its free. If your around someone at work who makes you feel drained all the time it is likely that are giving off some bad mojo and your absorbing it or they are stealing your energy (have you ever heard the term that someone just sucks the life out of a room?).