Metaphysical/Pagan Podcast Directory

I really like podcasts! And organizing things! And a few months ago I realized how often podcasts just disappear off the face of the internet, often with no notation even of their existence. So I decided to put together a list of every metaphysical/pagan podcast I could find, both ones that are still going and ones that have died.

I have a very loose definition of “metaphysical” for the purposes of archiving. Originally, this list was just for pagan/witchcraft podcasts, and then I realized how much crossover there is between different metaphysical/occult branches. Generally, I try to keep to the following topics: Pagan, occult, New Age, mythology, spiritualism, paranormal (if mentions of magick), hoodoo, voodoo, magickal living, shamanism, witchcraft, energy work, fortune-telling/tarot, crystals, psychics, general spirituality-based woo-woo.

Not included: alien woo-woo, straight up homeopathy, ghosts/paranormal with no mentions of magick, self-help with no mentions of spirituality or magick, inspirational with no spiritual or magickal elements. Admittedly, some of this is biased, but I tried to keep to the side of things that is magic(k)al/pagan/spiritual based. Continue reading “Metaphysical/Pagan Podcast Directory”

Glamourbombing Bibliography

Glamourbombing is people doing little things around them to spread the awareness of both magic and the kincommunity, as well as doing little things to raise the magic levels on this world. This is usually achieved with creating pockets of magic by doing small guirrilla type magical stuff… — VyAdara, “What is a Glamour Bomb?” (1998?).

I first discovered glamourbombing on LiveJournal in the early 2000s. I was immediately fascinated with the concept, despite not being otherkin or even particularly interested in faeries. Rather, I like the idea of bringing a touch of magic to the mundane world– it seemed fun!

Glamourbombing really died off around 2013– the LJ communities were abandoned, Wikipedia deleted the much-linked relevant article, etc.– but a resurgence is always possible. Partly in hopes of that, and partly in trying to memorialize this little movement, I’ve made a list of resources relating to glamourbombing.

This post includes any resource which directly related to glamourbombing as a movement or activity. I did not include the “inspirational texts” which aren’t directly related to glamourbombing as an activity as my interest is more in documenting the people doing glamourbombing. Many older websites have shut down, so I’ve linked to archived versions where possible. Continue reading “Glamourbombing Bibliography”

The gifts of programmers

Since 2001, whole industries have grown out of the gifts of programmers, and these industries are dependent upon free software, without which they would not be profitable. Many of the programmers thought they were giving gifts to mankind, not to Google. Others had no such illusions: they were competing for positions in an industry where performing free labor of professional quality was an implied prerequisite for being hired. The current state of open source — inevitable from the beginning — is the exploitation of the expectation of free labor for the sake of propping up unprofitable businesses.

Source: Free software and the revolt against transactionality by John Ohno (2018).