Pop Culture Magic Systems by Taylor Ellwood is now available

Pop Culture Magic Systems

Pop Culture Magic Systems

Pop Culture Magic Systems is now available

In Pop Culture Magic Systems, Taylor Ellwood shows pop culture magicians and pagans how to construct a system of magic around their favorite pop culture. You will learn what a system of magic is, and what the essential elements are that can help you make your pop culture into a viable spiritual practice that helps you get results and explore deeper spiritual truths. If you want to level up your pop culture magical practice, this book will be your strategy guide!

You will learn:

Why a system is a map that helps you discover the territory of your pop culture magic.

How to match your pop culture mythology to traditional and new correspondences.

What the essential elements of magic are and how they can be applied to pop culture.

How to pick the pop culture you want to turn into a system of magic.

And much, much more…

“In a conversationalist tone, magical mad scientist Taylor Ellwood continues to take us through his forte of pop culture magick, but in this book he treads new and valuable ground. “Pop Culture Magic Systems” is not what you would think it would be, but then again, it is, and oh, wait, it kind of is what you may think it is! Confused? Well, in short, this is one of the best books on magic out there for one very big reason. This is a book on magical systems. Yes, I know that a lot of times we see books with the word “system” in the title, and that book walks you through a particular system of magick, but what if there was a book that gave you insight into what was behind all of those systems? Would that pique your interest? If so, this is the book for you.” – Bill Duvendack, author of Spirit Relations

“This book continues the exploration of magic in Pop Culture Magick and Pop Culture Magic 2.0 but stands on its own as a description of how to create a magical system. The techniques are aimed at experienced practitioners connecting magic with the stories of our times. How many of us have used the Force, or flicked a wand with a Harry-Potteresque Latin spell? Taylor Ellwood builds on this using the doctrine of correspondences to link pop culture ideas with traditional magical entities. Along the way he articulates the most original perspective on core principles since Isaac Bonewits listed his “Laws” in Real Magic.” – Brandy Williams author of Ecstatic Ritual

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Who is a Witch By Rowan Moss and T.S. Lamb is now available

Who is a Witch

Who is a Witch?

Who is a Witch? By Rowan Moss, illustrated by T. S. Lamb is now available!

Who is a Witch? Is a companion-reader book for children and parents exploring the basics – what makes a witch special and who a witch might be in a child’s life.

Whimsical illustrations and purposefully upbeat and simple language will delight the eye and open communication.

Each book in the Pagan Children Learning Series is a beginner’s introduction that allows room for discussion of your family’s own belief in every lesson!

 

Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward is now available

Goddess 2.0

Goddess 2.0

The newest Megalithica books anthology Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward is now available.

You are not alone if you believe domination and authoritarian patriarchy are destroying countless lives and our planet.  There is a more sustainable alternative and it’s not new.  In fact it’s ancient.  Exiled for a time, but making a return, the Sacred Feminine has become indelibly integrated into our lives, reminding humanity during this time of crisis that the ideals of the Great She offer a pathway to secure a more sustainable future.  As people lose faith in organized religion, as the paradigm of power shifts across the globe, as climate change quickly approaches a point of no return, people are leading using their divine intelligence gleaned from Goddess teachings to find solutions and sanctuary.

We are witnessing this awakening across the globe as people from all walks of life and cultures turn to Goddess, deity, archetype and ideal, to evolve from the malignant chaos we face today.  Using the wisdom and activism suggested in Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward we see through the lens of spiritual, cultural and political leaders sharing the many ways Goddess Spirituality has grown and matured in the minds of Her advocates to inspire the birth of a new world and usher in a time of security, partnership, peace, equality and prosperity for all.

Contributors Include:  Anne Baring, Starhawk, Carol P. Christ, Riane Eisler, Barbara G. Walker, Cristina Biaggi, Elizabeth and Robert Fisher, Shirley Ann Ranck, Bob Gratrix, Patricia ‘Iolana, Nancy Vedder-Shults, M. Isidora Forrest, Karen Tate, Amy “Amalya” Peck, Linda Iles, Andrew Gurevich, Charlotte L. Cressey, Delphine DeMore, Tabby Biddle, Trista Hendren, and Harita Meenee.

Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward is a book of deep spirit and caring toward all. The authors in this anthology are calling for compassion in a country and, indeed, much of the world, which increasingly considers money to be the most important underlying factor of civilization: a paradigm of patriarchy. The authors suggest a very different paradigm, both moral and spiritual, that is essential at this time, when destruction of natural resources, wars, ethnic cleansings, and acts of terrorism are the norm. The suggestions offered in this anthology include that of Cristina Biaggi, who appeals to us to embrace the Dark Goddess — to embrace and process terror and death, with compassion. Karen Tate, the editor of this anthology, asks us in her own essay to reawaken to myths and sacred stories of the feminine, in order “to set people free to lead a more creative and authentic life.” Trista Hendren asks us to build bridges instead of walls: to connect with one another. Starhawk’s essay argues that health care is a moral issue, and that it must be given universally. Carol P. Christ asks us to re-connect to the feminist peace movement, a movement which supports life instead of condemning soldiers and civilians to death. Riane Eisler proposes that recognizing the critical importance of “women’s issues” is essential for everyone, women and men, young and old, and that “caring societies” are not only more compassionate but also more economically successful. This is just a taste of the jewels in the pages of this book: there are many more very important writings within. Our world desperately needs the wisdom of these deeply spiritual people. Miriam Robbins Dexter, author of Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book; Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia; and co-editor/author of Foremothers of the Women’s Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries

 

New NonFiction from Storm Constantine now available: Whatnots and Curios

Whatnots and Curios

Whatnots and Curios

Storm Constantine newest non-fiction book Whatnots and Curious is now available!

Known for her thought-provoking novels and short stories, traversing the fantastic and the mysterious, Storm Constantine’s career spans thirty-three years and counting. She has also written non-fiction titles on esoteric subjects, as well as a vast number of articles, reviews and introductions for other writers’ books. Whatnots and Curios is a selection chosen by the author, providing an authentic glimpse into the life of a working writer. A fascinating read for any fan of Storm Constantine’s work.

The Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 is Available

Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0

Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0

I’m pleased to announce that the Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 is now available from Immanion Press!

In the Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 you’ll discover what various pop culture magicians are doing with pop culture magic and how you can also take your pop culture magic to the next level. In this book you’ll learn about:

Pop music magic

How to work with villains

What pop culture paganism is

How to create your own pop culture characters and entities

Social media magic

How to use logos for magical work

…and much, much more.

The Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 features the work of Felix Warren, Kalisara, Leni Hester, Taylor Ellwood, John Varan, Azucena Enloe, Diana Rajchel, Danyel Fallen, Roy Tottie, Mark Coates, Deborah Hodgson, Laurie Pneumatikos, Miguel Marques, Colleen Chitty, Molly Khan, Thomas Chaote, and Emily Carlin. We invite you to explore the future of pop culture magic with us and start creating it in your work as well!