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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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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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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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Humans

The first time I ever kissed a girl
on a couch, what struck me
most was not elation or desire
but the abrupt realization
that other human beings have mass
and fluids and upper lip hair
and probably feelings.
I was not a hot air balloon
drifting to cloud nine …
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Apotheosis

They need gods
and gods don't last forever.
Thus every so often
at a most celebrated temple or palace
the people hold a pageant. Any child who wants to
—or whose mother wants her to—
competes to prove she can contain it all.
What a wonder to be chosen! Or …
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