Come, Tie Your Life Away

Come, tie your life away with me At the Clootie Well We'll wander through the forest Leaving no footprints to trace our spell. Bring that frayed ribbon from your hair, And the expensive dresses you never wear. Soak them in the water, clear and dark The best consistency to pierce a tender heart.   If... Continue Reading →

Divination and the Veil Between Worlds

Halloween, or Samhain as it is traditionally known, is an auspicious time of year when the veils between worlds are thin. This means that all manner of supernatural creatures can pass through them to visit Earth - both friendly and unfriendly! Be sure to leave offerings for the spirits of visiting ancestors, and carve a... Continue Reading →

Japanese Folklore: Sakaiminato’s Yōkai Road

Tottori may be Japan's least populated prefecture in terms of people, but if it's yōkai you're counting then it will come out on top. In the city of Sakaiminato, they have taken over the streets with their somewhat disturbing charm. In Japanese folklore, yōkai are mischievous supernatural creatures akin to spirits or demons in Western culture. The... Continue Reading →

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