Zoomancy

I write a lot in this space about different forms of divination: Tarot (a form of cartomancy, which is divination performed by using and reading cards), Astrology (arguably a subset of astromancy: that’s divination by observing the stars), Runes (a form of grammatomancy, which is divination by using the letters of an alphabet), crystal divination … More Zoomancy

Goddess of Wisdom

My attendance at the local courthouse has been excused for the day, so while the trial at which I’m serving as juror will continue on Monday, I’m free until then…which means I can post something today!  What, then to post about…?  Well, to be honest, all signs have been pointing loudly and repeatedly at…Athena, Greek … More Goddess of Wisdom

Synchronicity

So, synchronicity — it’s not just a 1983 album released by rock band The Police (although it is that, too)… Like several other intriguing concepts, this one comes to us from the fertile mind of Carl Gustav Jung. Synchronicity involves a perceived connection among two or more events, despite those events sharing no discernible cause/effect … More Synchronicity

The sea of ourselves…

Topic for today: the group mind.  The collective unconscious (and maybe the collective conscious, too, even)… Now, to draw a certain distinction, Occult thought has within its bounds, a concept that’s very similar to what I’m getting at here today, but which isn’t quite entirely the same.  This concept is called the “egregore.”  An egregore … More The sea of ourselves…

You can run, but you can’t hide…(and you maybe can’t even run)…

As I’ve gotten deeper and deeper into the field of Tarot, I’ve come to realize that its practitioners seem to fall into two camps: one camp consists of those who devote themselves almost exclusively to one single deck, while the other is comprised of those who cultivate collections of a much larger number of different … More You can run, but you can’t hide…(and you maybe can’t even run)…

From out of the jungle of dreams…

Hmm…yet another animal dream last night!  ‘Tis the season?  For me, at least, it seems to be, as a few of my previous, recent posts will illustrate… This time, it was a dream of a lion: However, while the lion may be widely acclaimed as “The King of the Jungle,” the dream did not take … More From out of the jungle of dreams…

Our inner myths…

I think about mythology a lot.  Even with only a few blog posts tacked up here so far onto the vast cyber-bulletin board that is the internet, that should be kind of obvious.  And very often when I say “mythology,” I’m talking about the widely-recognized legends and lore that have blossomed up alongside humanity as … More Our inner myths…