The Black Library

A Celebration of Magical Education, Commerce, Community & Activism

I've had a little time to digest the delightful whirlwind that was The Salem Summer Symposium, but I'm not entirely sure I have my thoughts in order as it were. So this review is likely going to contain some rambling and some moments of me marking memories.

...the practitioners of magic have always been syncretists, experimenting intraculturally and sticking with what worked. - Michael M Hughes, Magic for the Resistance

Yes, I had my first astrological consult (we've come a long way from that old Sun Signs book, baby) and it was quite educational and informative.

"Magic is not a purely intellectual exercise carried out without risk from the proverbial armchair."

I wasn't going to write this. I thought about it, and scrapped it. But then into my inbox comes this article on Medium (does anyone actually subscribe? Will it be worth the $$?) about the subject and author of the first book I ever listened to: The Super Natural: Why The Unexplained is Real by Whitley Strieber and Dr Jeffrey Kripal.