An interview with me has just been published on The Magical Buffet. You can read it by going to THIS LINK.
In the interview I talk about the changes you'll find in the new edition of Modern Magick, challenges I see for the Pagan, Wiccan, and magickal communities, what it was like to share an apartment with Scott Cunningham, and several other topics.
I'd like to thank Rebecca of The Magical Buffet for giving me this opportunity. I really appreciate it. The Magical Buffet is one of the blogs I regularly read. If you're interested in "spirituality, politics, and pop culture," you might start reading that website, too.
If you have any questions in relation to the comments I made there,
It is important for people who practice magick to be true skeptics. Too often I have seen people perform a ritual and then get swept away into a world where chance and mere happenstance are attributed to their magickal working. Such people constantly see magickal forces (often working against them) rather than more common explanations.
If you're feeling sick, assume flu first, magickal attack last.
As any person who regularly works with magick knows, most people don't believe in magick. Those who go around saying that every creaking sound in an old house is the sign of a ghost or the failure of a politician is due to their magickal ritual only make the doubters laugh more heartily. And
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Sharlyn Hidalgo, author of The Healing Power of Trees.
November marks the New Year in the Celtic Tree Calendar; its tree is the Beith Birch. The Birch teaches us to establish new beginnings, so this is the month to clear it all away and push the restart button. Look at what you have accomplished and pat yourself on the back. Take the time to evaluate the year and make new plans based on who you are in this moment. Look at what never got done; perhaps this is the time to let go of that plan (there is no need to feel guilty). This is a great time to clean your closets and let go of things and clothes that no longer reflect who you are in this