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Placebo Magick Podcast E04: Protection and Purification

circle of protection

Today we explore this question: Since all magick is just the placebo effect, why is it necessary or useful to call on protective and purifying powers "outside" our selves? Or, in terms of the Hero's Journey, why must the hero meet the Goddess before atoning with the Father? The Spell …

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Placebo Magick Podcast E03: Magick Items

hand-drawn app icons

Understanding and improving your sentimental, i.e. magickal, relationships with stuff! The Spell of the Week is a ritual to reclaim sovereignty over your smartphone.

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All God Is

puddles in tire tracks
Through depression
Parker Palmer learned
that God might not be a god
after all
but a wordless creature
way back in the woods,
deep in the base of his animal brain
wanting to live
after all, and
if that's all God is—

And it would make sense
that in a …
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Placebo Magick Podcast E02: Suspending Disbelief

Magic Hourglass

Why, when, and how to suspend disbelief! The Spell of the Week is using self-hypnosis to set intentions for the following day.

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Dealings with the Shadowlord

Glimpse of a mythic self
Witches whisper of partnering
closely, carefully, dangerously
in the dark
with certain gods
or goddesses
fickle or willful, playful or demanding,
surging with power.
I found the scat of a large animal
full of claws and fur
of the animals it devoured
on the trail I walk daily
between the …
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