My column for The Wild Hunt this month is a book review of Benebell Wen’s The Tao of Craft, which is about designing and using Chinese 符 (fú) sigils. My review largely focuses on Wen’s nuanced approach to cultural context (and thus the question of appropriation, which she deals with well), working with spirits, and magic as a craft.
TWH Book Review: The Tao of Craft
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Guan Sheng Di said:
"Man lives in the world. If he values loyalty, filial piety, honesty, and righteousness above all else, he will not fail in life.
However, if he doesn’t value loyalty, filial piety, honesty, and righteousness, although his body is alive, his heart is already dead. This is called stealing life.
Man’s heart knows the gods and the gods know man’s heart."