Miscellaneous

Three-Day Quote Challenge: Day Three

I was tagged by Estprophet518 to do a three-day quote challenge. And I like challenges, and I also like quotes, so I figured why not?

The idea is to post three quotes each day for three days. Here’s day three.

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Books

The Occult Tradition by David S. Katz

The Occult Tradition by David S. Katz is a book I read a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed, mainly because it didn’t just discuss dubious claims of current witches dating back their ancestry to ancient Egypt, but took an in-depth look at ‘occult’ concepts in a very literal sense – in the sense of discussing hidden or obscure material.

A lot of the book focused on Jewish and Christian mysticism, which was interesting because again this isn’t something that’s always heavily discussed in books on occult themes.

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Books

A Woman’s Guide to the Earth Traditions by Vivianne Crowley

Selected quotes from A Woman’s Guide to the Earth Traditions by Vivianne Crowley.

“The word Pagan is derived from the Latin. Pagans were those who worshopped the deities of the pagus or locality, rather than the new solo male god.”

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Books

A History of Pagan Europe

I read A History of Pagan Europe several years ago, while I was working on the research project. At the time, I made notes on the bits that I found particularly interesting, and now I’m going back through all my old notebooks to see what I’d written.

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Uncategorized

A Witch Is Born

A witch is born when a candle is placed in a paper lantern and flown into the sky. Her first view of the world – not when she opens her eyes, for that happens much later, but when she becomes aware – is the knowledge of how it feels to float. Flying through the air on a candleholder, the witch feels the wind around her, and begins to understand.

Books

Book Haul: Satan, Death, and Singapore

A mixture of novels, autobiographies and instruction manuals for Satanic witches make up this week’s book haul.

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Travel

Scouring London’s Satanic Market

I’m a scrooge. This isn’t really news. Bah, humbug.

I don’t get into the Christmas spirit, unless by “Christmas spirit” you mean forgetting what day it is and working throughout.

But when I read about a “Satanic Anti-Christmas Flea Market” happening in East London at the weekend, I decided I had to go along. After all, Anti-Christmas? That’s the kind of spirit I can get into.

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