I’ve been listening to a wonderful Podcast called deos-shadow. One could call it a non-denominational pagan show. I owe my discovery of the show to fiannaharpar.

The host has interviewed several good occult authors on the series and that’s just the side features. Deo and his wife Mandy present a realistic, level-headed view of paganism and what it’s like to practice.

The show is temporarily on hiatus because Deo’s older Mac laptop has fallen prey to the curse of the motherboard. For those curious this is a wonderful time to catch up. I strongly recommend you start with the episode #28 called, “When to Call bulls&#t”

Like most podcasts Deos-shadow has a forum site. I’m not typically active on forums anywhere because I just don’t have the time allotment to try to follow and catch up on an unending supply of threads. (Someday someone will make treaded conversations far easier to interact with)

For some reason this morning while sitting in bed (next to the most wonderful image of sleeping shimmeringjemmy, aiden_freeman, and, cute_evil) I decided to look thru the forum.

A young poster was in a class when a bomb threat went off. She decided to use a magic 8-ball for divination. Below the cut is her recollections of the rather doom-suggestive divination and my comments back to her on the nature of divination.

The short form is that I agree with her that tarot is much better and then explain why magic 8-balls and especially ouija are bad.

Oh, Auntie Andrei… why shouldn’t I use a magic 8-ball for divination?