Category: Jeremy Naydler

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

Visible Appearance

I want to talk about invisibility mysteries.[1] Typically, when we consider “spirits” within a western context, we define them as non-physical beings compared to our physical existence. I propose that thinking along a hidden-to-visible axis is more fruitful than a non-physical-to-physical one. As regular readers know, I’ve recently been reading Jeremy Naydler, and it was […] … Continue reading…Visible Appearance

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