A Space and Time poem

Posted on April 14, 2011
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The aligning of space and time
into each other
as separate elements
yet conjoined by human perception
as one element

In sacred space I move
to the mysteries of time
that show me paths
to navigate
from one space to the next

Each space is a node
that represents
person, place, or event
Each strand of time is a movement
a tempo, a change
to the status quo

Time is the change of movements
Space is the grounding of place
The perception of time is the awareness
of movement in your life
taking you somewhen and somewhere

Sacred space is dilation of time to a slow crawl
that space my be savored
that energy is raised
that specific change is programmed
into the pacing of time
that then moves back to its usual speed
moving us to our next space.

Book Review: The Anthropology of Magic (Affiliate Link) by Susan Greenwood

This is one of the better academic texts on magic out there. The author draws both on academic texts and her own experiences as a magic practitioner to knowledgeably discuss magic and how it is treated in the Anthropological field, while successfully arguing that magic represents a different, but equally valid way of understanding the world. If I have one complaint its that the author doesn’t draw on actual occult texts. However she does interview magic practitioners and shares her own experiences as well. This is a good book to have, whether you’re an academic or an occultist.

4.5 out of 5