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“Well, this week, Heaven includes arson, multiple homicides, and an attempt on the life of a federal agent.”

Laura’s Secret Diary, Twin Peaks 2x04

I have been asked a few times by blog followers on Tumblr if I ‘know any good books on witchcraft.’ That is a question that could prompt dissertations. So, I will simply share some books I discovered many years ago that I consider to have been influential on my personal path within traditional witchcraft. (personal collection/photos by me)

  • Mastering Witchcraft, Paul Huson (1970). Controversial for its time and a classic
  • The Pillars of Tubal-Cain, Nigel Jackson and Michael Howard (2000). Highly recommended. I consider it indispensable for its broad but cogent array of topics.
  • Call of the Horned Piper, Nigel Aldcroft Jackson (1994).
  • Masks of Misrule, Nigel Jackson (1996).
  • Aradia, Gospel of the Witches, Charles Godfrey Leland (2010 printing above, originally published in 1899). This book, although not as impactive on my youth, was influential to the others on this list, especially Huson.

Note that this list is just a sample of reading and these are recommendations I personally found useful. Depending on one’s interests and direction, others may not.

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RICHARD ARMITAGE for BERLIN STATION (2016) More FAB promo!

PREMIERES Sunday October 16 on all US EPIX channel platforms

GREAT news, EPIX has released episodes 101 & 102 early!! Official YT links below. Life willing, I intend to blog each episode separately when the series is officially started. But I’ll tell you right now that this spy show is definitely going to be worth the time watching it, thrilling so far on so many different levels!!!

The screen caps above are from this promo video about the cool electric bicycle Richard rides in the series as Agent Daniel Miller.
Berlin Station: FREYGEIST lightweight e-Bike I EPIX:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAaZSM9wIfg

Berlin Station: Episode 1 “Station to Station” I EPIX/VF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlhyKE9L5Js
CIA Officer Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage) arrives in Berlin on a clandestine mission to unearth an anonymous whistleblower, alias Thomas Shaw, and reunites with his old friend Hector DeJean (Rhys Ifans). As Daniel gets closer to Shaw, his quarry reacts in murderous fashion.
BY OLEN STEINHAUER. DIRECTOR: MICHAËL ROSKAM

Berlin Station: Episode 2 “Lights Don’t Run on Loyalty” I EPIX/VF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQxSCq-xXzw
As Daniel pursues Shaw, Station Chief Steven Frost (Richard Jenkins) and his associates Valerie Edwards (Michelle Forbes) and Robert Kirsch (Leland Orser) gather intelligence on a Georgian Islamic radical in order to avoid an extraordinary rendition by Langley. By episode’s end, Hector surprises us all.
BY OLEN STEINHAUER. DIRECTOR: MICHAËL ROSKAM

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This week, John is talking about Toni Morrison’s novel of friendship, betrayal, and loss, Sula. Sula tells the story of two African American girls, the town where they grew up, the tragic even that was central to their youth, and the very different people they became. 

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