magic 2014

My Witchy Reading List for 2017

Books on traditional witchcraft, herbalism, trance work, modern applications, etc.

Crones Book of Charms & Spells, by Valerie Worth (2000)

Crones Book of Words, by Valerie Worth (1971)

Cunning Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic, by Emma Wilby (2005)

Early American Herb Recipes, by Alice Cooke Brown (1988)

Encyclopedia of Pyschoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications, by  Christian Rätsch (1998)

Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual, by James Green (2000)

The History of the Devil, by R. Lowe Thompson (1929)

How to Heal Toxic Thoughts: Simple Tools for Personal Transformation, by Sandra Ingerman (2006)

Letters from the Devil’s Forest, by Robin Artisson (2014)

Magical and Ritual Uses of Herbs, by Richard Alan Miller (1983)

Natural Magic, by Doreen Valiente (1987)

Plant Spirit Shamanism: Traditional Techniques for Healing the Soul, by  Ross Heaven, Howard G. Charing (2006)

Shamanic Journeying, by Sandra Ingerman (2003)

Singing With Blackbirds: The Survival of Primal Celtic Shamanism in Later Folk-Traditions, by  Stuart A. Harris-Logan (2006)

Veneficium: Magic, Witchcraft and the Poison Path, by Daniel A. Schulke (2012)

The Way of Wyrd: Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer, by Brian Bates (1983).

Witchcraft for Tomorrow, by Doreen Valiente (1978)

Witchcraft Medicine: Healing Arts, Shamanic Practices, and Forbidden Plants, by  Claudia Müller-Ebeling, Wolf-Dieter Storl, Christian Rätsch (1998)

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56 Hours on Magic 2014


Happy Black History Month!

In honor of Black History Month I’ll be posting periodically to celebrate black women artists. To kick it off here is a sample of some of my favorites, especially Alison Saar, a prolific artist with a varied body of art but still with a very distinct style. 

Being both black and female puts these artists at a double disadvantage in a world where the white male is far more revered and sought after. These women should always be celebrated, but let’s use this month to showcase some of the best and favorites!

The above are (in order) Michalene Thomas, Lorna Simpson, Ellen Gallagher, and Alison Saar. 

Topi’s Daily Card #985:  Assault Suit

This equipment feels a little overcosted for what it does, but I feel like it’s power is a little understated.  Four mana for an equipment is fine, but that equip cost of three often dissuades people from wanting to use it.  The buff of +2/+2 and haste kinda justify that cost, but the last bit of can’t attack you or can’t be sacrificed is where this equipment shows it’s use.  you can give the equipped creature to someone, and aside from it dying in combat, you’ll get it back.  This card works great with Zurgo Helmsmasher, giving him to everyone and forcing him to attack everyone, being indestructible on everyone’s turn, and just causing general chaos that way.  Otherwise, it’s a good equipment that stops you from sacrificing creatures, so a grave pact heavy meta may be the perfect place for this card.

“average person cuts off 3 ears per year” factoid actualy just statistical error. average person cuts off 0 ears per year. Georg Cooper, who lives in Corus and cuts off over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted