The Opposite of Writer's Block
 
One of the things I said in my parting post for my Patheos blog is that I had stopped bounding out of bed to opine on this and that.  I hadn't posted much in a year because I couldn't think of anything to write.

Right now I'm having the opposite problem, and because I know how busy my brain is when I'm like this, I'm trying to figure out the right pace for posts.  Once a week? Twice a week?  Of course, I can always WRITE things willy-nilly, then schedule them to post at a reasonable pace, thus saving up my words for a rainy day when I have run out of things to say for the moment.  But here are some topics I am pondering:

  • The colors of magic:  "White" magic vs "black" magic.  Gray magic.  Red magic.  Green magic.  Are we talking about morals, types of forces, types of spirits?  Are these categories reconcilable with one another?  
  • My ancestor altar, what it looks like and why.  Bonus commentary on being influenced by another tradition.
  • House cleansing and warding.
  • How I wound up with nightshade hanging up on my porch.  Wading in the swamp and other ways to know you have leveled up as a witch.
  • My thoughts on the Grimoirum Verum as translated/commented upon by Jake Stratton-Kent
  • My thoughts on Betz' translation of the PGM (Greek Magical Papyri), including various written and spoken charms and how that relates to the tradition of same and a specific written charm I am planning to make and use.
  • My non-ooky adaptation of one of the gruesome rituals related in the PGM and my theological justifications for same.
  • How love spells are curses, and...
  • The dead in magic
  • Franz Bardon's Initiation into Hermetics
  • My life as a professional psychic, including learning how to manage my own energy and that of other people.
  • Magical backlog:  Why spells sometimes don't work, and then drop all at once...   

    AND SO ON.   I have just outlined six weeks' worth of writing, assuming a pace of twice a week.  That assumes no sidetracking or additional sudden ideas, which is...not a very likely assumption.

    So, yeah.  This was the right idea :)