“Sorcerous Poetics”

I originally began writing this as an exploration of historiolae and their narratives within a Cyprianic context. To be sure, historiola as a thing is the basis for this piece, but my focus has changed. I want to zoom in on "Saint Cyprian as a Healer and Further Considerations on Sorcerous Poetics" from Jose Leitao's … Continue reading “Sorcerous Poetics”

Saint Justina: a candle in the dark

Some days ago, I was catching up with friends in these isolated times, and reading on how others are managing in their homes with reduced physical contact with others. I thought back to different times, places, and hardships. How others have navigated trying times. I thought of the Saints and of persons in history that … Continue reading Saint Justina: a candle in the dark

Crossed Cartomancy I

"Cartomancy, or the divination through playing cards, is more modern, for cards were only invented after Charles V. This branch of the conjectural sciences, still today practiced by many people, and sincerely accredited by many more, is the great resource of lovesick girls, using it out of jealousy, suspicion and longing for the object of … Continue reading Crossed Cartomancy I

A cheeky Augury

September 25- October 1st. It seems that going with the current and flux of things is favorable on my end, I realize as I sit down to write this week's augury. A lit candle guided the shuffling as I thought about all the potentialities this week might hold for me, for you (whomever stumbles upon … Continue reading A cheeky Augury