I have a new post over at Gods and Radicals, "The Luck of the Times: A Ritual", in which I craft a ritual for the achievement of luck in dark times. In it I offer a call I wrote to the Roman goddess of luck, Temporum Felicitas i.e. "Luck of the Times", as well as using two rituals from the Greek Magical Papyri calling forth the Greek goddess of luck Tyche and the Agathos Daimon. The entire thing is book-ended by the assistance of the god Janus. Check it out, there is also a fair amount of investigation into the nature of luck, its connection to place, time, and the Good Daimon, as well as its distinction from Fate, Necessity, and Destiny. There is a lot more I wanted to discuss but the piece is probably already sufficiently packed with investigations into various more or less obscure occult and religious connections. However, I am tempted to pursue a future post, probably here, concerning the role of the serpent symbol in presenting both the goddess Ananke and the Agathos Daimon along with the interesting idea that the Agathos Daimon is potentially the serpent on the Rod of Asclepius, god of healing.
In other news, the incomparable Jesse Hathaway and Dr. Al Cummins have a new podcast called Radio Free Golgotha. The first episode is fascinating and I am anxiously awaiting the next one which should be out soon. I highly recommend you check it out.
Jake Stratton-Kent also has a new book out, Pandemonium: A Discordant Concordance of Diverse Spirit Catalogues which should be winging its way to me even as we speak. I may have some thoughts to share concerning it once I have gotten my hands on it.
May this New Year bring you all luck and courage.