Strange thing on a magic blog I know, but part of my new year magic is going towards this self same goal, and I think this post will be one worth coming back to late so I’m linking it.
And, on the off chance anyone cares enough around here to take offence with this post – What you do with your body is your business. Your weight doesn’t make you a better person or more beautiful… but my weight, though not massively high, is having clear negative health effects and needs to be dealt with.
Article 1 – A review of what sounds to be a truly horrendous book and a discussion of witch as body:
“The witch-as-body is also the body-as-witch, the raw experience of the poor, the Necromancer cradling a skull and crying, the tired single-mother sipping coffee in mis-matched pajamas. Herein is the secret that cannot be learned, cannot be understood, cannot be comprehended or dissected.”
Article 2 – In praise of the Body which is a lovely short form response:
“Throw away your pre-conceived ideas about slimness and muscle tone, and learn to appreciate bodies as people. Throw away the pre-packaged concepts of beauty imposed by the kyriarchy, and learn to look at bodies the way an artist would: as compositions of line and tone and form, of light and shadow.”
Chaos magic is urban cunning magic. That doesn’t mean I’m off wandering Regent’s Canal looking for wild fuckweed or whatever. It means it is a specifically urban, specifically post-industrial continuity of the behaviour of accruing what works magically and what doesn’t in a given space and time. Yes, it is new. Done right it is also as old as the bones of the earth.
I think I’m a tiny bit in love with that line. Just… yes.