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

Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 deadline coming up soon!!

 

The deadline for submissions for the Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0 is coming up soon. So far Emily and I have 4 submissions and a couple people who’ve expressed interest. If you have an interesting idea, we need you to submit a first draft by March 15th.

Email for inquiries and submissionsTaylor Ellwood

Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A) is seeking submissions for The Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0.

This anthology explores pop culture magic and Paganism in the 21st Century. We invite you to share your pop culture magic practice, pop culture Pagan spirituality, and your experiments, spells, and other workings that have integrated pop culture into your spiritual practice.

Here are some suggested topics to give you an idea of the focus of this anthology:

  • What is pop culture magic?
  • What is pop culture Paganism?
  • Pop culture spells
  • Your experiences with a particular fandom
  • Magic at conventions
  • Cosplay magic
  • Social media magic
  • Blending older mythology with pop culture
  • Your experiences sharing pop culture magic
  • Video Game magic
  • Pop culture music and magic
  • Pop culture art and magic

Rough drafts are due March 15, 2015. These drafts will be edited in a back-and-forth process with the editors. Essays should be 1500-4000 words, although if your work falls outside those limits, do submit it – we can discuss this during the editing process. Drop us an email if you are unsure whether your idea fits into the content. The sooner you start the communication process the better, as after the deadline we won’t be considering additional ideas.

Essay requirements:

  • Citations for all quoted, paraphrased, or otherwise unoriginal material
    • Bibliography of works cited
    • Prefer APA format

Write in your voice! If you’re academically inclined or trained, feel free to be as intelligent and technical as you like. If your work entirely talks in the first person about your own experience, please include this also. There is a wide range of voices, and we are interested in being as inclusive of style as possible.

Accepted contributors will receive a free copy of the anthology when it is published and additional copies sold at 40% off the cover price to contributors. All contributors will be provided with a contract upon final acceptance of their essays, not when they are accepted for editing. If your essay is not accepted for the anthology, we will tell you after the first round of edits.

The anthology will be edited by Taylor Ellwood and Emily Carlin.

Taylor Ellwood is the author of Pop Culture Magick, Magical Identity, and other books on magic. He is also the managing non-fiction editor of Immanion Press. He can be found online at http://www.magicalexperiments.com

Emily Carlin, author of Defense Against The Dark, is a Wellesley grad, lawyer, geek and specialist in Seattle haunted lore.  She presents regularly at PantheaCon, and teaches defensive and shadow magick at
http://www.shadowkrafting.com

Immanion Press is a small independent press based in the United Kingdom. Founded by author Storm Constantine, it expanded into occult nonfiction in 2004 with the publication of Taylor Ellwood’s Pop Culture Magick. Today, Immanion’s nonfiction line, under the Megalithica Books imprint, has a growing reputation for edgy, experimental texts on primarily intermediate and advanced pagan and occult topics. Find out more at http://www.immanion-press.com.

The Pop Culture Grimoire has been re-released

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The Pop Culture Grimoire (originally published in 2008) has just been re-released in print. We are also still looking for submissions for The Pop Culture Grimoire 2.0.

The Pop Culture Grimoire features essays on how to integrate popular culture into your magical practice and gives you access to creative applications that you can use to inspire your own exploration and experimentation. With essays by notable magicians Lisa McSherry, Lupa, Patrick Dunn, Bill Whitcomb and many more, The Pop Culture Grimoire offers a variety of perspectives on how to make pop culture magic work in your life. In the book you will learn how to:

Use your Ipod to create a music based Tarot reading
Create a pop culture music theme list that you can use for magical rituals
Build your own pop culture toolkit
Use World or Warcraft or other online games in magical rituals
And much much more…