I asked readers to suggest magic blogs to follow, and wow was the response great.
In addition to the individual suggestions, I was given an index of over 300 blogs to sort through. Plus, I looked at the blogrolls and links of a number of the suggestions.
The result is that in two weeks I’ve looked at nearly 400 blogs related (at least tangentially) to magic. I can’t say I read each in detail: often I made snap choices based on the design or the most recent two entries. Even so, I’ve seen quite a range of what the magic blogosphere has to offer.
Out of 400 blogs, how many did I add to my feedly?
This doesn’t mean there aren’t other good blogs out there. I specifically searched for things that might be of interest to altmagic fans. So I favored blogs that focus on magic specifically, and seem interested in factual information.
Here are the 10 blogs I follow at present and why. My list will change with time.
+ Rune Soup // Tagline: Adventures beyond chaos magic. A blog about actually using magic in your life. It lives up to it.
+ The Witch of Forest Grove // An herbalist + Scottish style witch who also makes art. Fits right in here. Also, one of the few magic blogs with an appealing visual design.
+ Strategic Sorcery // In the magic blogosphere, all roads lead to Strategic Sorcery. I was hard pressed to find a magic blogger that doesn’t mention him. The posts are generally well written and often feature insightful comments on magic theory.
+ Doing Magick // This one aims to be about the actual practice of magic, but just as often it’s a personal journal. I’m still out on this one. Admit it though, the design just pulls you in, doesn’t it?
+ New World Witchery // I’ve mentioned this one before. They do a surprising level of research to gather (and sometimes create) bits of Americana magical folklore. History and theory blend nicely here.
+ Book of Shadows // If you don’t know, among Wiccans a book of shadows is where you keep your spells and rites. Author Cassandra frequently gives recipes, tips and spells.
+ Americana Magic // This is one of the best informative blogs I’ve found. Posts often include an herbal recipe or other DIY offering with great guidance.
+ Fae Nathara // The shamanism entry on this list. Fae goes beyond (and rejects) the typical “core shamanism” a la Harner. Fae’s entries blend shamanic practice + experience with personal development.
+ Magical Experiments // Primarily a personal journal of author Taylor Ellwood’s magic practice. Contains a mix of spirituality and magic.
If your suggestion is on the list, it doesn’t mean it’s not a great blog. I chose to focus on these 10 for now because of their particular subject matter. I frequently change the blogs and individuals I follow, and will add to and drop from this list frequently.
Have a look. What do you think of these blogs? Any really grab you – or send you running? Why?
And if you have any others to suggest, please do.