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Popular Articles

Interview about Magic Resistance with Pagan Pages

A Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him: February 24th Mass Ritual (Medium)

Art + Activism + Magic: Answers to Questions About the Mass Ritual to Bind Donald Trump (Medium)

From the blog: Magical Living in Times of Debilitating Anxiety and Turmoil

Check out my latest article, Jack Chick Was Right: How ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ Made Me an Occultist from the superb We Are the Mutants blog.

Tarot Card Reading with Beautiful Ancient Decks is featured on Crixeo.

Sacred Intentions: Inside the Johns Hopkins Psilocybin Studies (Alternet)

See William Butler Yeats’s magical Golden Dawn Elemental Weapons and Secret Journals (The Daily Grail)

Five Novels of the Supernatural You Must Read (Hydra Files/Unbound Worlds)

Videos and Podcasts

Talking Tarot with Gordon White on Rune Soup. 

Putting the Magic Back into Magic Mushrooms: a Discussion of Psilocybin, Psychedelics, Spirits, and Psi Phenomena from a talk at American University.

UFOs: The Reality of the Impossible (video presentation from StrangeCon 1)

I’m a regular guest and panelist on the Where Did the Road Go? radio show.

And there’s much more here.