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The latest from the Green Wolf Shop

Posted by invizweb on November 28, 2008

LUPA, former guest and friend of the Invisible Web, wrote:

My timing for Black Friday wasn’t intentional, but this stuff needed to be posted anyway.

First off, Immanion Press/Megalithica Books is proud to announce the release of our newest nonfiction text, Mastering the Art of Ritual Magick by Frater Barrabbas! Brought to you by the author of the well-received Disciple’s Guide to Ritual Magick, this is the first in a three-volume set of practical and clearly explained guidelines to ritual magick; the material may be used as-is, or customized to the individual magician’s needs. Click here for more details! And, as always, you can find all current titles here!

Also, as we have for the past few years, we are offering free shipping on all artwork orders $10 and over through the end of the year! Orders with books and artwork will have the books sent separately. You can check out what I have here–however, click the cut below to see the very newest creations!

This necklace is pseudo-Roman-influenced-Celtic in the same way Jim Butcher’s Codex Alera series is kinda-sorta Roman in flavor–which is to say, while appreciation of the aesthetic was worked in there, it’s not authentic–but it still works. I started out with a 1 1/2″ ceramic boar pendant made by a local artisan, and strung it on a 30″ necklace of serpentine, amber, and a few unknown stones. I’m really happy with how this one turned out–here’s to it finding a good home! $22.50

I stitched together a scrap of green lambskin and some reddish-brown deerskin to make a 6″ x 3 1/2″ foldover pouch. It closes with a clasp made from a ceramic button with a crescent moon and grapevines made by a local artisan. I also added a 43″ deerskin strap for hanging or wearing. $15.00

I started with a 1″ metal (pewter?) mandala pendant, and strung it on a 21″ necklace made from variously colored small glass beads. $10.00

This is a basic brown leather drawstring necklace pouch, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, but with a scrap of lavendar mink fur added for accent (sort of a faux foldover flap). The brown waxed linen cord drawstrings also have wood bead accents, and the pouch has 16″ long necklace cords. $6.00

I made this 4 1/2″ x 4″ necklace pouch out of brown rabbit fur from an old hat. I added 19″ green lambskin necklace strings, and the drawstrings have glass pony bead accents. $7.00

The 1 1/2″ long pendant on this necklace is made of inlaid bone, with metal accents. It’s on a 22″ necklace made of bone and metal beads, which pick up the colors of the pendant quite nicely. $22.00

I first wrapped this 14″ metal hoop in various earth toned leather lacing, then stretched a piece of creme-colored leather across it. I painted a reddish-brown wolf on a green background on the leather, and also added this quote from Henry Beston: “…the animal shall not be measured by the man…they are other nations…fellow prisoners of the splendor and travails of the earth” (and the original quote is “animal”, not “animals”). I also added three decorative dangles to one edge of the leather, with a coyote molar and some random bone and wood beads. The picture doesn’t do it nearly enough justice! $40.00

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The Invisible Web Episode 18 (2.09) Our Great Podio Horror

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

The Invisible Web Episode 18 (02.09): Our Great Podio Horror

On this episode of the Invisible Web I celebrate Midsummer’s Day with the odd synchronicities of the holiday. I also review two movies an episode of a legendary BBC Science fiction television series. BAD WOLF~!

The Voluspa featuring Fenrir, from the Poetic Edda.

Fenrir @ Godchecker

Happy St. John’s Day, from Cryptomundo

Happy Solstice/ Midsummer’s Day et all

Doctor Who @ Sci Fi Dot Com

New York Asian Film Festival going to July 3 at IFC (and from July 3 – 6 at the Japan Society)

Pre-order DIY Totemism by Lupa!

Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem – NOW AVAILABLE!

Believe it or not another episode will be released this weekend focusing on Pro Wrestling and some MMA.

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Pre-order DIY Totemism by Lupa!

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

I know there are folks who have been waiting for this for a while…

I’m quite pleased to announce that my next book, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems, is available for preorder! It’s due out in August 2008–not exactly sure what part of August, though we’ll shoot for sooner rather than later.

( So what’s this book all about, Lupa? )

We’re running a bit of a special, too–if you preorder a copy of DIY Totemism and a copy of Fang and Fur, Blood and Bone: A Primal Guide to Animal Magic, you’ll get FREE priority shipping in the U.S. or FREE air mail shipping internationally! You will have to wait until DIY comes out to get Fang and Fur, since we’ll be shipping them together. However, this way those of you who don’t yet have a copy of Fang and Fur can read that earlier work as well as this one–or give it as a gift, if you already have your own copy.

So if you’re wondering what neopagan animal totemism can be beyond the dictionaries, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems has a lot of good answers, based on my decade and change of experience. Feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think may be interested!

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Why Did the Chicken Cross My Mind? An Update on Food Totems

Posted by invizweb on June 25, 2008

For Rending the Veil, LUPA wrote:

A couple of months ago I wrote about food totems – animal totems of those species whose relationship to humans is primarily based on how edible they are. One of my recent efforts has been to work with less common totems as a way of breaking free of the Big, Impressive North American Birds and Mammals (BINABM). There’s nothing wrong with, say, Wolf or Eagle, but other animals like Banana Slug or Sea Urchin tend to be largely ignored.

I’ve managed to breach the initial communication barriers with several of the totems. I’ll admit I haven’t worked with them as often as I’d like, though a lot of that has been because the past several months have been pretty rough in other areas of my life, taking up a lot of the time and effort that I’d put into magic. Despite this, we have managed to have a few good conversations.

Chicken, for example, asked me the other night what was the first thing that I thought of when the word “chicken” was mentioned. I realized, rather guiltily, that the first image to pop into my mind was that of a decapitated, footless, defeathered dead bird fresh out of the oven. However, I moved beyond that thought and began visualizing chickens scratching in a barn yard, observing them as they went about their business. I admired the colorful plumage of the birds in my mind – and remembered that while they might not be as flashy the peacock or parrot, they still come in some lovely colors.

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If you enjoyed this article, please check out LUPA’s newest book, DIY Totemism: Your Personal Guide to Animal Totems, which is ready for pre-order.

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The Heretic’s Guide is here!

Posted by invizweb on June 18, 2008

From previous guest LUPA:

The Heretic’s Guide to Thelema has arrived! Gerald del Campo, the author, will be over later this afternoon to do some signing, so if you want signed copy, go here to order now! Even if you order after he leaves, we’re having him sign this first batch. Plus we DO still have Trick Sensei CDs, which will go out with the first fifty copies preordered from us–not from Amazon, not from B&N, but just Immanion Press.

From the Green Wolf page:

No doubt a decent number of folks reading this are familiar with the works of Gerald del Campo, magician and musician extraordinaire. In June we’ll be releasing a special three-books-in-one volume of Gerald’s work-new editions of his popular (and, until now, out of print) New Aeon Magick: Thelema Without Tears and New Aeon English Qabalah Revealed, and a brand new text, The Ethics of Thelema. Starting now, you can preorder this volume, The Heretic’s Guide to Thelema.

New Aeon Magick is a primer on Thelema, written by the author for his children (though perfectly appropriate for people of all ages). Rather than merely relying on a lot of theory and fancy words, this text is meant for everyday practice and integration into one’s life. New Aeon English Qabalah Revealed takes Qabalah out of ancient Hebrew and into a more common modern language. However, rather than completely divorcing Qabalah from its roots, the text integrates the old and the new into a system fit for the 21st century. The Ethics of Thelema, while it explores decisions, beliefs and perspectives from a Thelemic viewpoint, may be of interest to anyone, Thelemite or no, who ponders the intent and impact of thoughts and actions.

We are proud to announce a special preorder deal! As mentioned, Gerald is quite the talented musician, and has been part of various bands for longer than he cares to mention. One of his current groups (yes, just one-he’s a busy guy!), Trick Sensei, have teamed up with him to release a special promotional CD just for folks who preorder The Heretic’s Guide to Thelema! Limited to a run of fifty copies, the CDs will be available-for free–only with the first fifty copies of the book sold from either this site, or the Immanion Press website. Preorder today to take advantage of this special offer!

For the first fifty copies sold, orders made from the U.S. or Canada will be shipped from the U.S. Orders made elsewhere will be shipped from the U.K. CDs will be shipped with books upon the June publication of the latter, barring unlikely and unforeseen delays.

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