Medieval Magical Spells against Theft

You can find dozens of examples of spells and charms from medieval manuscripts to help prevent you from being a victim of theft, or to catch a thief. via Medieval Magical Spells against Theft Once again delving into my love for all things medieval – this is a great article with a link to more resources […]

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Slavic Polytheism, Part 1: The Kiev Pantheon

Originally posted on Jack of Wands Tarot:
In a recent post, I wrote about some of the challenges I as a Westerner have faced in building a relationship with the Slavic pantheon. One of the biggest challenges for me when I was first starting out was a simple lack of information. What did Rodnovery (Slavic…

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Horrifying Book Curses

Source: Protect Your Library the Medieval Way, With Horrifying Book Curses This is a fun little blurb (and it gives me ideas for new books to read). It talks about medieval–and earlier–book curses that scribes would note into margins or the books themselves. It was a different time, when people would actually believe the curses […]

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Painted Cottages in Poland

Originally posted on Lamus Dworski:
A painted house in the village of Zalipie, southern Poland. Source: Małopolska.pl Fb Page Many of you might’ve already heard about Zalipie, a small village in southern Poland where an old custom still survives nowadays: houses are decorated in rich flowery patterns both on the inside and outside. Today I…

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Six Things Tarot Can Definitely Do

Originally posted on Jack of Wands Tarot:
There’s a lot of confusion and misinformation out there regarding what Tarot is and is not. Can Tarot readers really tell the future? Are Tarot readers Satanists? Is it all just a load of malarkey? Here’s a short post to dispel some confusion and explain some of the…

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My thoughts are not my prayers

Originally posted on Druid Life:
There are a number of statements that float around the internet as memes – my work is my prayer, my thoughts are my prayers, my words are my prayers… it is all too easy to assert this and have it be a way to not really make any effort. My…

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The Fall of Gondolin to be released in August 2018

Originally posted on A Tolkienist's Perspective:
Well, it is now official. In a statement made this morning on the J.R.R. Tolkien Official Facebook page, it was announced that The Fall of Gondolin, written by J.R.R. Tolkien and edited by Christopher Tolkien, will be published on August 30, 2018. The statement added that this release…

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About Gerald of Wales

Source: Five Things to Know About Gerald of Wales Continuing on in my interest of all things historical: there is a new book out about a figure from Welsh history that is coming out later this year. Which of course means, I’m intrigued & highly interested in buying myself a copy of it. Because just […]

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