The Cartomancer: How to Read Cards for the Secret

One of the first things that I teach my university students is that if literature has any function whatsoever, then it’s because it shows us how to relate to our desire to know secrets, how to transact with them, and how to have them told but not revealed. Now, think about the same idea as it relates to cards. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: A Brief Reflection on Fiction

Fiction definitely had a great impact on my life, as it continues to do. However, in the end, I was not brought into Paganism by these delightful fictions. I grow nervous when people appeal to these beloved friends of mine as support for their belief and practices, not because I doubt the sincerity of their belief or the efficacy of their action, but because I wonder how we could have read these same books and come to such different conclusions. [Read more…]