The Cross Roads and The Key – Hekate and Beginnings

The prayer at the end of this is lovely. 

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Link: Weight Loss for the Soul

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.

Adventure’s in WooWoo – Weight Loss for the Soul

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.

Link: In Praise of the Body

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.”

Link: Rune Soup – Counting Witches on Pinheads

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.

Read more: http://runesoup.com/2014/11/counting-witches-on-pinheads/#ixzz3JsT0ZvcU

I think I’m a tiny bit in love with that line. Just… yes.