An Occult Memoir of New York: A Review of James Wasserman’s “In The Center Of The Fire”

in the center of the fire

My feelings regarding books sent to me for review are mixed. I don't have a lot of free time for reading. Reading a book and then reviewing it requires a significant time and energy commitment on my part. So although I feel obligated to review the books sent to me for that purpose, most of them sit in what I term "the stack of good intentions." It sits there boring a hole into my conscience. I feel a sense of relief upon being able to successfully remove a book from that stack, and a sense of … [Read more...]

Magic Works

I'm not a "woo-woo" Pagan. When someone tells me they can chat with their cat on the astral plane, I may be nodding politely while actually thinking they need a mental health check up. People who resort to magic for every little thing annoy me, and I secretly think that sometimes magic is just an excuse to shop. Metaphysical stores smell good and are full of pretties. I get that.I have no interest in books of spells, in talking about candle magic or joining any of those "Spell-A-Day" e-mail … [Read more...]


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