Book Review: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

This book was recommended to me several times by different people in quick succession. I figured I may as well take the advice. It was autumn and I was looking forward to winter. It was part of what appealed to me about moving to Berlin in the first place: long, dark winters that gave me […]

Book Review: The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

This book was recommended to me several times by different people in quick succession. I figured I may as well take the advice. It was autumn and I was looking forward to winter. It was part of what appealed to me about moving to Berlin in the first place: long, dark winters that gave me […]

there is no such thing as “good for you”

Q: Is (a particular food) good for you? A: Argh. I know you are asking a quick yes/no question, but I can’t answer in good conscience with anything but an essay. First off, the whole question of whether something is good for you is about the relationship between you and the thing. Goodness does not […]

book report: Witch-Doctor’s Apprentice by Nicole Maxwell

I just finished reading “Witch-Doctor’s Apprentice: Hunting for Medicinal Plants in the Amazon” by Nicole Maxwell, introduction by Terrence McKenna. I saw it at Half Price Books in Austin a few months ago when I was shopping for “The Wild Life of Our Bodies” (about which more later) and couldn’t very well NOT buy it. […]

my new books

This week I made it to Dussmann, an enormous book and music store here in Berlin. They have an entire English bookstore inside the larger store. I got both English and German versions of Maria Treben’s “Health from God’s Apothecary”. My first German-language book! It’ll be a long project to work my way through it. […]

from the heart

Question: “I have a magical question for you. Is there a practice you do when you are trying to attract a person toward you?” Answer: First off, it is against my magical ethics to do any kind of spell with the intention of controlling someone else. So, I wouldn’t even consider any of those “write […]