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Lovecraft dug Goya, sexy angels, Pagan “Elders”, bullshit and Pastafarian rights,

By | July 16, 2011 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 2 Comments

Saturday Signal on Plutonica.netI know you’ve been asking yourself “What would a teaspoonful of neutron star do to you?” The answer: bad things.

Or you may be asking “Where has Psyche gone?” The answer is: nowhere really. I’ve just been busy. (Sorry.)

As it happens I’m still around, often on Twitter and Facebook, and I recently joined Google+ – which is pretty nifty. I blogged my initial thoughts about G+ over here. (BTW: if you’re intrigued and want an invite let me know and I will hook you up.)

I’ve also been posting reviews on Spiral Nature (see below for the full list of new stuff), and I have a few pieces forthcoming in various occult journals – further details upon publication.

Neat stuff keeps happening, and I want to share it. I don’t know where the time goes.

Here are a few things I’ve found:

As mentioned above, since our last Saturday Signal, our sister site has posted a number of new reviews which may be of interest:

And that’s the signal for this week.

I’ve missed you guys. What’s new with you?

“Circle of Raphael” amulet ad banned

By | August 19, 2010 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 4 Comments

Circle of Raphael AmuletAn amulet advertised by the Circle of Raphael has been banned after a reader “challenged the claims and said he wanted proof that the amulet worked”.

The ad for the amulet promised its bearer would be “blessed with the gift of Angelic good fortune, guidance and divine protection from all real danger, both physical and spiritual”, in addition to a number of other claims. (See the full article on the “Amulet advert banned over claim of ‘divine protection“.

The pokes fun at these guys, and not without reason. The “talisman” is small – “the size of a 10p piece and which features an array of mystic symbols” – and expensive – “silver for £29 or nine carat gold for £120″.

On their website the CoR describe themselves as “the recognized world leaders in the ancient art of true talismanic magic”. I’m no expert, but I try to keep familiarity groups who become known, but prior to the rather amusing article that ran on yesterday, I never knew they existed. “World leaders”? Anyone else heard of these guys? Continue reading »

Fairies, angels, tarot, and you’re all weird

By | January 10, 2010 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | Comments Off

Saturday Signal on Plutonica.netSaturday Signal: sifting the signal from the noise of the Internet’s occultural cacophony.

Holy cow. December was quite a month for holy days. (Though none, in fact, observed cows – as far as I know…?)

Hanukkah, Agnostica, Saturnalia, Winter Solstice, Yule, Natalis Invicti, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Day of Ashura – and apparently December 12th, 2009 was also the 53rd anniversary of patenting the first hovercraft. (Who knew?)

It kept me busy. So did work on the (not so) Secret Project ™ announced on the Facebook group. Beta version to be released Monday.

Now, on to the linkage:

  • However, fairies can’t fly, so says Graeme Paton in the Telegraph, who also advises that angels can’t fly either. Paton writes: “A leading biologist has compared the physiology of flighted species with the representations of spiritual and mythical creatures in art – and found the angels and fairies that sit atop of Christmas trees did not get there under their own steam.” I know, deep down, you’re just as disappointed as I am.

Speaking of weird, after my festive Cthulhu-themed gift idea post I thought I’d also mention a search engine I found: Cthuugle, which bills itself as “the complete HP Lovecraft Search Engine”. Indeed.

That’s it for this week, folks. I still have half an hour to post this where it can still be considered Saturn Day, so I’d better make it quick!

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