The belief was that the soul of the dead person could easily become entrapped within the hidden realm of the mirror, unable to depart and find peace.
Many modern concepts of magic, wicca and the paranormal stem from the philosophies of the Golden Dawn and the teachings of Crowley himself.
For 99 percent of the tenure of humans on earth, nobody could read or write. The great invention had not yet been made.
The slang of the era lends an additional element of authenticity to a time and place, which was already a dark and dangerous time and place to live
I was doing some research into Wicca for a new book project. Turns out spirituality is one of the three groups of motives that draw individuals to conspiracy beliefs.
I saw a post the other day, on LinkedIn of all places, that piqued my interest. It was titled “the bullet hole paradox.” A more accurate term is survivorship bias.
At once the book took on another angle, the richness of the Māori language coupled with their ancient myths and legends, all set amidst a world ready for decolonialism, provided the flawed character of River Te Toa with a broader path to travel.
hh, the New Year, isn’t it the worst time of year? Brimming with hope, good resolutions and rancid pies, seemingly lost, but now found, festering in the backs of dusty cupboards.
Good lord don’t you just hate the endless plethora of tedious self indulgent, self-gratifying, self-aggrandizing end of year summaries that plague our lives this Holiday season? I do, but I hope you are in the minority coz here comes mine!
“We humans perceive them as strong and firmly unified properties of our surroundings, whereas in actual fact they are simply products of our consciousness.”