Imbolc, Imbolg, Candlemas, Saint Brigid’s day: a seasonal observance marking the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in early February. Imbolc celebrates renewal and the burgeoning of new life: the invisible presence of Spring’s earliest signs. Milk in the ewe’s udder, snowdrops poking through snow. Traditionally a time for weather divination, serpents or badgers emerging from their winter dens on this day are considered to be particular meteorological portents.
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Create your own sense of time and motion with this beautifully designed diary and week-to-view planner, filled with historically significant magical and sacred dates from around the world. Drawn from events such as the Buddha’s birthday, esoteric festivals and artistic and occult history, the diary touches on the lives of characters such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Zora Neale Hurston, Carl Jung, Simone Weil, Aleister Crowley, George Bataille, Timothy Leary, Hilma af Klint, Saint Hildegard of Bingen, William Blake and W.B. Yeats.
States of the Body Produced by Love
by Nisha Ramayya
A modern mystical journey through love – a many-headed snake twisting through devotion, sacrifice and the dream of returning home. Nisha Ramayya’s visionary debut weaves essays, poetry and images together to offer fierce meditations on diasporic identity, language and resistance.
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction
by Ursula K Le Guin
'A leaf a gourd a shell a net a bag a sling a sack a bottle a pot a box a container. A holder. A recipient.' With an introduction by Donna Haraway and illustrations by Lee Bul, visionary author Ursula K. Le Guin tells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination.
The White Paper
by Satoshi Nakamoto
A revolutionary white paper by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, describing a simple peer-to-peer electronic cash system that would later become Bitcoin. In the decade since, the nascent blockchain technology behind Bitcoin has been heralded as having the same radical potential as the printing press or the Internet.
This polyphonic anthology explores the territory where justice, selfhood and the imagination meet the transformative power of the occult. Bringing together thirty-six contemporary voices including Kaveh Akbar, CAConrad, Dorothea Lasky and Ariana Reines, these poems unmake the world around them so that it might be remade anew.
Recontextualising Pat Robertson’s infamous critique of the ‘feminist agenda’ as a rallying cry for the same cause, this robust and substantial thick cotton canvas tote is a bag for life.