Witchy For Halloween: Let’s Make An Ancestor Altar
Death / Occult / Staff Picks

Witchy For Halloween: Let’s Make An Ancestor Altar

We all want to be witchy from time to time. The Ancestor Altar is a simple way to celebrate Halloween in a way that many cultures share. Continue reading

It’s Not Dead Yet: Add Some Spook to Halloween (or Can We End the Cutesy Crap for Once?)
Creepy / Death / Occult / Society & Culture / Vintage

It’s Not Dead Yet: Add Some Spook to Halloween (or Can We End the Cutesy Crap for Once?)

A few weeks ago I posted about Halloween costumes for girls, and how few options there are for girls to be strong, messy, capable characters for Halloween. That post got quite a bit feedback, mainly with even more ideas for costumes. I got to thinking this week, as Halloween is just a couple of weeks … Continue reading

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Erotica, Romance & Surrealist Author Ryal Woods
Art / Feminism / Occult / Sex & Love

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Erotica, Romance & Surrealist Author Ryal Woods

Ryal Woods’ first novel Murmur (MLR Press) is coming out October 11th and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. It’s the first in a series of books that will deal with surreal & abstract concepts, sensuality, and romance. Dark, intelligent, and measured, Murmur and the subsequent stories of the series unravel through the senses. It’s “a sensual story in the most literal way,” according to its author, who discusses that and much more for this week’s Artist Spotlight. Continue reading

Weekly Tarot With Tif: The Heart As A Warrior’s Compass
Occult / Staff Picks

Weekly Tarot With Tif: The Heart As A Warrior’s Compass

9/8/2013-9/14/2013 “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius “He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.” -Henri Matisse In one cup you toast your success. It is not a premature toast. You are victorious in heart and will accept no less, signified by the unnecessary wine … Continue reading

Finding Salvation in São Paulo, Brazil
Love / Occult / Places & Travel / Society & Culture

Finding Salvation in São Paulo, Brazil

“Each time my heart is broken it makes me feel more adventurous (and how the same names keep recurring on that interminable list!), but one of these days there’ll be nothing left with which to venture forth.” Frank O’Hara In the thralls of heartbreak there are two choices: drink yourself to death or embrace possibility. … Continue reading