Category Archives: Magic

Trickster Goddess Story

In Hindu mythology, there was an Asura (a demon) named Bhasmasura who wanted to be the most powerful Asura ever. He thought that immortality would make him the most powerful demon. He prayed and prayed to Shiva. He meditated deeply, … Continue reading

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I’ll Dip My Toe Into The Tide

I wonder how much of the “oh, those pathetic college students, wanting to be sheltered” is accurate, and how much of it might just be trickery – like the Samoans who pulled Margaret Mead’s leg about their culture. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Trickster Goddesses

Finding trickster goddesses is becoming an interesting investigation. I am going back and forth about including Eris, she’s more of an agent of chaos and discord. I’m leaning toward including her, she does use trickery and like to stir up … Continue reading

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Thred Tryout

Will Wright, the creator of the various Sims games, has a new mobile phone app called Thred. It’s an easy thing to create memes, or short stories. I’m having a bit of fun with it. Here’s a story inspired by … Continue reading

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trout/salmon mask replica

In Celtic mythology the salmon ate hazelnuts from trees that ringed the Well Of Wisdom and gained the knowledge of the world. I think this is why a sagacious person is said to have the Wisdom of Salmon. Often, fish … Continue reading

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Star Star

Here’s a long essay on memoirs from the wives and girlfriends of Rock Stars. My favorite is Pammy’s I’m With The Band. I enjoyed it so much when it came out. After reading the article, I’m interested in Pattie Boyd’s … Continue reading

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Fantasy Recommendations

I just finished the first books in Robert Jordan’s (The Eye of the World) and George RR Martin’s (A Game of Thrones) big series and I liked them both. I also want to recommend Hope Mirrlees Lud-In-The-Mist, a smaller jewel … Continue reading

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