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Containment

shed coat
I shed my coat and wondered
how my old friends would react
to the tentacle gliding
across the table edge, fidgeting and feeling out
textures. I have been letting it
explore me and my old haunts—
curiosity killed the cat
but I am not a cat
today. I am a …
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E16 Tarot 101

3-card tarot spread

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we give a broad beginner's introduction to tarot cards and how they can still be helpful without any supernatural factor. The Spell of the Week is a simple tarot spread representing different layers of your psychology.

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E15 The Hero's Journey

the heavens

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we give a bird's eye view of the archetypal Hero's Journey (as described by Joseph Campbell) and its usefulness in spiritual practice. The Spell of the Week is a simple divination method based on the Hero's Journey.

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E14 The Afterlife

the heavens

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we discuss some ways in which imagining a (fictional) afterlife can prove helpful, and we propose a new definition of "soul" or "spirit" entirely compatible with a skeptical, scientific worldview. The Spell of the Week is a ritual to summon the presence of a …

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At the Crossroads

the Crossroads of Multiverses
The only right sacrifice
in the timeless temple
is to leave
by but one

of the Thousand Thousand Ways.
It would seem a sacrilege here
to forsake
Nine Hundred Thousand
Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine
perfectly good
roads to happiness
and right living

—Nine Hundred Thousand
Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine good wives
each …
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