A Rootworker in the City

In a two-part interview, the Black Pagan blog talks with Khi Armand of Conjure in the City , who has a shop and practice in Brooklyn.

Part 1 and Part 2.

There is the inevitable discussion of “nature religion” in the city.

I think that [living in an intense, man-made environment] would be subjective – every locale has is ups and downs. Being on overcrowded trains everyday makes me put more emphasis on spiritual cleansing and being surrounded by concrete does mean that it takes effort to get to “nature.” But I’m all the more appreciative of ivy growing up in a brownstone and all the more in awe of when a neighborhood decides to start growing its own vegetables.

I’m attracted to the goal of creating a sustainable earth-centered life in the midst of all this. I also think that magick might work quicker – in a city of 8 million people, you could virtually do a love spell in the morning and meet your new partner that night!

Also discussions of shamanism, grad school, and film-making. Go read. There is a connection to Catherine Yronwode’s operation too.