Category: Egypt

Witches’ Mirror

In reading Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey’s The Brazen Vessel, I have found myself venturing off onto adjacent tracks from where they’ve been going in the collection. One section that especially caught my attention came in “The witches’ dance” where they write of the “contrariwise” movement of many pre-modern dances, which they associate with the […] … Continue reading…Witches’ Mirror

Faerie Law

In this post, I compare several concepts of Australian Aboriginal cosmology to specific topics in western spiritual practice, focusing in particular on faerie queens and related beings. In making this comparison, I am not claiming in any way that westerners should start aping Australian practices. I would argue instead that we can glimpse western practices […] … Continue reading…Faerie Law

Shadow Magic

It is a commonplace that ancient Egyptian religion and magic—and the Egyptians themselves—were “obsessed” with death and the afterlife. After all, we have all these mummies and tombs and Books about the Dead and Osiris being reborn and so on. However, while we like to distinguish the physical world from the spirit world and often […] … Continue reading…Shadow Magic