Magick is pretend... and pretending is powerful! On the Placebo Magick Podcast we explore imaginative self-care and spiritual practice through casting spells, performing rituals, reading Tarot cards, communing with fictional beings, and delving into ancient or pop culture mythologies... all while remaining grounded in a science-based skeptical atheist worldview.
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A lightning round of mini-topics! "Metaphor is magickal", Tools Not Rules, a new approach to a grimoire, and more.
What is ritual, anyway? Why use ritual?
Calling on the help of saints and sages in your spiritual practice.
Meaning-making for skeptical atheists.
I don't know what I want
I don't know what I need
I don't know right or wrong
I would forget my plans
forsake my home
cast off my clothing
dissolve my name ...
The Beloved herself
neither Heaven nor the Way,
just a white rabbit passing by, living
her life, luring you
into freefall. Maybe she becomes
your lover, maybe your dearest friend,
maybe not, maybe ...
A homeless man wrapped in a greasy coat
and an otherworldly calm approached me
as I rushed home from work
down the sidewalk.
"Greetings," he said. "I am you
from the future. ...
When the poets of old
wrote of star-crossed lovers
they were partly right
and partly wrong ...