Friday, January 20, 2017

How I described myself in a WIP

[From a work-in-progress (Death to the Great Gherkin)]

On the Fourth of July in the year of…well, we actually do not know the year that the magician known as the Great Gherkin was born. Which is a real shame because if we had the exact time, day and year, we could read the Great Gherkin like an open book without all that messing having to interact with him.

For instance, using the secret Hermetic art of temporal divination, we know that the Great Gherkin’s least favorite critic was born on the day of the Ax Murderer in the year of the Disgruntled Monkey, during the hour of the Hungry Cat, and on the exact minute of the Bridge Troll. It is not a real surprise that the Great Gherkin’s least favorite critic is an angry blogger who owns a dozen cats and rage posts at one in the morning. If the critic did not do this, we might have to call into question whole swathes of the esoteric tradition, including the age old school of astrology. 

Now, as we were saying, the Great Gherkin was born on the Fourth of July, better known in occult circles as the day of the Patriotic Tax Dodger…

Saturday, January 14, 2017

DWQ Wealth and the Lucky Witch (Imbolc/Ostara 2017) release day

Today is the release date for the latest issue of the Denver Wealth Quarterly--Wealth and the Lucky Witch (Imbolc/Ostara 2017).

Get it now at pre-release price. (99 cents USD--regularly $2.99 an issue)

Denver Witch Quarterly is a magazine devoted to paganism, Wicca, witchcraft, magick, and the occult.

In this issue, we explore money, wealth, luck and prosperity, and the magic necessary to obtain such. Also articles on Imbolc and Ostara, as well as editorials about current events in the magical community.

Don't tell me how to vote: Cause I never vote (BHC)
Not a big enough safety pin—MDE

Totally not a racist (Big Name Occultist)
Seen on the internet: Trump-Pence hair joke

[Flash fiction] What do we want—Morgan Drake Eckstein
All Sales Are Final—A. J. Hallows

"A Kiss of Bliss, or Misery?"—The Broom Hill Crow
Body of a Goddess—Erin Lale
Blame It on the Wine. Or Kali. Or Both.—Shea Herlihy-Abba
My Parents Don’t Like Kali ‘Cause She Drives a Mustang—Shea Herlihy-Abba

Luck--Moon Gazer
Some wealth magic tips--MDE

Shining the light on this year’s plantings at Imbolc—Moon Gazer
Ostara’s Plantings—Moon Gazer

Wealth and the Lucky Witch (DWQ Imbolc/Ostara 2017)
 Now available for purchase at the various online ebook retailers. 



Barnes and Noble



And coming soon to Scribd!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Did you know that Monday is a holiday?

Conversation from tonight...

Weatherman--And a lot of people will be up in the mountains skiing this long holiday weekend.

Me--There is a holiday Monday? Which one? Is it President's day?

Wife--Martin Luther King day. I am off Monday. You really need to keep track of Federal holidays.

Me--I guess. It is not like I am changing my writing schedule because you are home.

[Nor do I imagine that it really matters from her end either. What is she likely to be doing Monday? Pottery. She always does pottery on days that she is off from teaching.]