Award-wining photographer Wally Pacholka has taken a stunningPacholka took it in Utah, at the site of "The False Kiva," a stone ring.
photograph of the Milky Way. I find it inspiring the way it combines
the Earth and its sacred practices with the enchanted expanse of
It's a relatively long exposure photo incorporating some episodic
area lighting of the cave. Altogether, we behold from the inner Earth
a desert landscape, the bright planet Jupiter, a starry sky, and a majestic
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To my eyes, this photograph reveals four vernaculars of
magic in both their contrasts and their unity:
What I mean by vernacular of magic is an overall approach to practice and an outlook on living in the various worlds of imaginationand experience. Each vernacular addresses magic and practice distinctively.
1.) The Cave--The Underground Realm
2.) The Stone Ring--The Earth
3.) Jupiter--The Planetary & Solar Realm
4.) The Milky Way--The Stellar & Celestial Realm
Together, the four vernaculars comprise an intelligible language
through which we may carry on a range of magical discourses.
A tip o' the beret to my pals who hunted up additional links to this
photo when the first one got taken down.
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