Archive | January 7, 2018

James McGill Buchanan’s terrifying vision of society is the intellectual basis of the far-right.

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/history/2017/06/james_mcgill_buchanan_s_terrifying_vision_of_society_is_the_intellectual.html

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Why Europe’s wars of religion put 40,000 ‘witches’ to a terrible death | Society | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/07/witchcraft-economics-reformation-catholic-protestant-market-share

The dancing woman now really dances

Isiopolis

Goddess_gif_small_2 This is just one of 24 prehistoric Goddess gifs created by Nina Paley that are free for all to use. You can find them here

This figure has been called a Dancing Woman, a Nile Goddess, a Bird Goddess, and probably some other things that I’m not thinking of right now. Well, she’s certainly dancing now, thanks to artist Nina Paley.

If you know Isis Magic, you might also recognize her posture as the “Wings of Isis.” It is a posture that can be used to invoke, thank, and commune with Isis. So, I like to think of this ancient figurine as a priestess invoking her Goddess, imitating the protective and powerful wings of Isis.

Here’s a brief excerpt from Offering to Isis about this posture:

The open wings of Isis can also be related to a posture seen in images of the ancient Egyptian Bird Goddess. This…

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Joined the Witch and Witchcraft Reading Challenge again

Going for crone level again

  • Low commitment…you can sign up to read just ONE book as an INITIATE!!!
  • Participants who choose to link up reviews will be entered for the end of year prize!!

Challenge Rules:

  • This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018. Link up a sign-up post (below).
  • Reviews: I will be handling this slightly differently than previous years. There will be only one post in January of 2018 to link all the years reviews rather than a monthly link up.  (Note: You do not have to review the books to participate, but only those who link up reviews will be entered for the prize)
  • Grab the reading challenge button (code & button below) and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate- you could track your progress and post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc.
  • Any full length book that includes a witch as a main character or includes major witchcraft elements counts. They may be fiction or non-fiction. However, they should not be reference books which are not read cover to cover-I will leave this to your discretion.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  • When you sign up in the linky put the direct link to your post about joining the 2018 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge, not just a link to your blog. If you do not have a blog feel free to link up to your Goodreads shelf for the challenge or other social media profiles.
  • You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  • Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2018, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.
  • Have some Witchy Good Fun !!!
THE LEVELS:

Initiate: Read 1 – 5 Witchy Books
Maiden: Read 6 – 10 Witchy Books
Mother: Read 11 – 15 Witchy Books
Crone: Read 16 – 20 Witchy Books

THE PRIZE:

Witchy book of choice up to $10 from The Book Depository!

Participants who have officially signed up by linking up a sign-up post declaring their level will be given one entry for every review they link up. The more reviews you write and link up, the more entries in the contest! Link up your reviews on the Review Link Up Post. Winner will be chosen on Jan 15th 2019 to give everyone a chance to link up their end of year reviews. The Review Link Up Post can be accessed from my menu bar under my header!

 

LINK UP ALL 2018 REVIEWS HERE

2018 Witches & Witchcraft Challenge Review Link Up

GRAB THE BUTTON!

2018 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge Button


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