If you love the Quareia oracle deck as much as I do, then you love Stuart Littlejohn’s art. This looks great.
I really enjoyed these stories.
Four pupils used to practice meditation.
These close friends vowed to each other to observe silence for seven days.
The first day passed well.
But as the evening progressed and the oil lamps became dim, one student couldn’t help himself.
“Attend to the lamps!” he shouted impatiently to an assistant.
His friend turned to him, surprised.
“You are not supposed to speak! Have you forgotten?”
The third friend piped up, “You fools! Why are you talking?”
“Hah, I’m the only one who’s kept silent!” exclaimed the last.
The mystic’s dog loved his evening romp with his master. The dog would bound ahead to fetch a stick, then run back, wag his tail, and wait for the next game. On a particular evening, the Mystic invited one of his brightest students to join him – a boy so intelligent that he became troubled by the contradictions in…
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This is brilliant. I love it.
Let it be said from the beginning: If you like alternative histories, then this is the book you want to read right now: The Game of Saturn, by Peter Mark Adams.
First off, you want to get this book because Scarlet Imprint produced it. I could say they’ve produced it handsomely, but that would come across as flat. ‘A handsome Devil’ would be more appropriate, but that’s still not it.
What I really want to say is that Scarlet Imprint produced this book with dedication, fearlessness, hard work, and a precise sense of elegant style that, indeed, only Saturn, the planet of ‘take your goddamn time,’ would understand. We are grateful.
Second, alternative history is fascinating.
Why ‘alternative history’?
Simply because what we’re dealing with here is not history that has its basis in documents, textual proof, and taxation of an artefact that describes the precise purpose of a…
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This is a wonderful example of an experienced magician at work. I love the synthetic approach and the aesthetic. – S+A
Many of my friends take note of particular astrological phenomena, whether they’re just for the “planetary weather” effects the stars have on our lives, or for their more in-depth and particular motions for elections and magical workings. Mercury retrograde is probably the most common, especially to mock for its (perhaps overblown) infamy in pop culture, but there are many other motions people take note of. One of which is Saturn’s transition into the sign of Capricorn, one of its two domiciles, where Saturn is particularly strong. Saturn takes just under 2.5 years to transit through a sign of the Zodiac, so the last time Saturn was in Capricorn was around the late 1980s and early 1990s.
This is particularly important for people whose natal Saturn is in Capricorn, as it signals their Saturn return, a rough time in one’s life that was the literal astrological definition of “mid-life crisis”. To…
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