Saturday, January 30, 2016

Salamander and Sons going out of business

Sad news: The occult publisher Salamander and Sons is closing shop.

According to the official closure announcement, this small occult press has "collapsed financially" and has ceased publishing. Until the end of March 2016, it will remain possible to purchase books from them (at a discounted price). And then...

...stock unsold after March 31 will be destoryed.

Please join me in the collective weeping over the death of this small occult press.

Salamander and Sons catalog...

...S&S catalog continued.

S&S closure announcement.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Read my stuff on Scribd

Yes, I have my stuff up on Scribd. 
A brief reminder: If you have a Scribd subscription, you can read my stuff on Scribd. This includes the articles that I have written for the Hearthstone newsletter, my poetry (Grandma's Broom), some of my fiction (Shakespheare's Monkey), as well as my short e-article on the magical images of the Wiccan sabbats.

Free USA shipping Valentine Day promotion (aka buy more pottery)

Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery, and its sister Etsy shop Khari's Wiccan Treasures is offering free shopping for orders in the United States when you use the code VALENTINES14 until Valentine's day (February 14, 2016).

Some of the stuff available at Khari's Wiccan Treasures.

Cobalt blue small mortar and pestle. 

She can also make customized chalices with the triple moon symbol. 

I love how the glaze turned out on this one. 
Some of the stuff available at Celtic Soul Jewelry and Pottery

Isn't this cute?

Food safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe. 

Fridge magnets including the Eye of Horus. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Donate money so I can play the lottery (I think this was an attempt at humor)

A screenshot taken before GoFundMe said Hell No!
One of the odd things that people use GoFundMe for is for making jokes. Today, a joker by the name of Cinnamon Nicole posted a GoFundMe campaign saying that her family had spent all their money playing Powerball, and were in dire need of cash. Some people seemed to miss the fact that it was a joke. Or at least, I presume that it was a joke considering that Nicloe said, "I'm certain that we will be able to pick ourselves up from the trenches of this lost [sic] and spend another fortune trying to hit it big again!" Nicole's GoFundMe was asking for 100K. GoFundMe killed the joke, saying that it violated their terms and conditions (I think they have an anti-gambling clause in there some place). Here is a big thumbs up to Nicole for a delightful joke.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Send more dildos Oregon militia pleads

The best type of mail to send to a militia.
Today, militia leader (I think that he is one of the leaders) Jon Ritzheimer posted a video about some of the more special pieces of mail that his militia has been recieving.

Link to video on Facebook (because I could not find an embeddable version of it). 

Now, for the one person who does not know what it happening, here is a bad recap.

A couple of weeks ago, a judge sentenced a rancher and his son to additional prison time. The rancher and his son had set a fire on Federal land, went to court, served some time, contested the charges, got released, and after running out all their legal options, they got sent back to jail because they served less than the mandatory five years for the crime. It does not matter whether you agree with why they sent the fire (the rancher claimed that it was a controlled burn that got out of control; some authorites are sure that it was actually set to cover up poaching), or how you feel about the Federal government owning a lot of wilderness that could be better used, according to ranchers and other business people, for ranching, lumber, and mining, instead of being preserved to save wildlife.

(My personal belief is that as a reincarnating witch, we need to protect the envirnoment because we will be forced to live with the mess we create in future lifetimes. And no, I do not believe that the goal is to get off of the wheel of reincarnation either. Yes, that makes me an evil witch.)

What matters is that the rancher and his son did not serve the minimum mandatory sentence for causing the fire. Basically, the law bit them in the ass.

Now, a militia showed up in Oregon to "protest" the injustice here, and argue that all Federal controlled lands should be given back to the American people to do what they want with them. In other words, fuck the birds, fuck the future generations of humanity, we are going to heaven and could care less about the earth as long as we can make a profit today. This militia also wants to overthrow the American government. In other words, the militia has guns; therefore, they should be the ones calling the shots.

A couple of days after the militia occuped some of this contested land, their leaders sent out a message that they had forgot to pack a few things. Like socks, underwear, mittens, toliet paper, and snacks. I kid you not. This well-regulated militia forgot to pack all the essentials and then some.

And they asked people to send them stuff.

Yes, they asked for people to send them care packages to help support their cause.

So now, that we have covered the backstory, let's consider the wisdom of sending out a plea for care packages.

One of the things that we try to teach people new to the occult is: Don't give out your mailing address!

Not only does giving out your mailing address puts your personal information at risk, it opens the door to recieving all types of weird stuff in your mailbox. If I wasn't a book and product reviewer, I would not share my address with the internet (my mailing address can be found on this blog if you look hard enough). Unfortunately, I do review physical products, therefore I have to share my mailing address.

But having dealt with this issue, I know that the militia was just asking for jokes.

I thought about sending the militia some old dog treats. Or maybe some used cat litter. In all fairness, I think that they are a batch of loons, and deserve odd stuff instead of snacks. Maybe if we send them dirty socks, they will be released from the spirit of the American dream of hoarding guns and liberating the people from the evil government.

Or we could just continue to send them dildos because their posting of this complaint about people wasting money on dildos, instead of spending their money on good purposes (aka sending them socks and snacks) is just begging people like me to send them more dildos.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Custom made chalices

And now a word from my sponsor (aka my wife):

Here are some of the chalices that were made recently. There is a large variety of symbols that can be used: Templar cross, Wicca pentacle, triple moon, and horned god. There are also several scrolls that can be applied. We have a variety of glaze colors to choose from; all of them are food safe. The chalices are hand thrown, underglazed and fired, then overglazed and fired a second time. The whole process from start to finish takes seven to eight weeks.

If you are interested in ordering a custom made chalice, check out Khari's Wiccan Treasures on Etsy.

Templar cross blue chalice. 

Templar cross green chalice. 

Wiccan trimple moon pentacle green chalice. 

Here is the selection of glaze colors to choose from. 

Red and black horned god chalice.

Green triple moon chalice. 

Golden brown triple moon chalice. 

Red and black triple moon chalice. 

Blue and green pentacle chalice. 

Blue pentacle chalice. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Hearthstone Open Full Moon ritual dates 2016

2016 Open Full Moon dates Hearthstone Community Church (Denver, Colorado)
Here are the Friday Open Full Moon ritual dates for the year 2016; hosted by Hearthstone Community Church (Denver, Colorado).

2016 Open Full Moon Dates

January 22
February 19
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 12
September 16
October 14
November 11
December 9

Hearthstone Community Church meets in the upstairs chapel of the First Unitarian Church at 14th and Lafayette. Doors open at 7 pm, community announcements 7:30 pm, with the ritual starting right after announcements.