Video: Types of Witches?

My friend Shane just had gallbladder surgery, so I’m in New York this week helping take care of them. We made a (mildly clickbaity) video about “types” of witchcraft, the usefulness of taxonomies, and what a label can—and can’t—communicate about someone’s witchy practice. Check out Shane’s YouTube channel if you want to see more of […]

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A Tarot Spread for Protestors

One of the frustrating things about Tarot is that it’s fundamentally passive exercise. It can give you a peek at the future and arm yourself to what’s coming your way, or it can provide an interpretive framework to process and understand the events around you—much the way that I processed the recent wave of protests […]

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A Tarot Spread for Lost Causes

A friend once told me that fighting for justice is like trying to empty the ocean with a teaspoon. It’s hopeless, it’s futile—but if you really care enough, that’s exactly what you try to do. You empty the ocean, one teaspoon at a time. And sometimes it rains, and the ocean fills up again, and […]

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Ten Doubts About Magic

I like to believe I’m a smart person. I think critically. I have a master’s degree in philosophy and I’m working on my Ph.D, and contrary to popular belief, academic philosophy is not, in fact, a free-for-all of sloppy thinking and vague bullshit. My discipline is overwhelmingly, exhaustingly oriented toward rigorously defined concepts and motivated […]

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