Spiritus Mundi: Writings Borne from the Occult (Hardcover)
When does creativity become spiritual? An enthralling anthology of prose and poetry, Spiritus Mundi aims to answer this question, revealing the connection between imagination and the divine. First coined by Agrippa and employed by the poet W. B. Yeats, the term "spiritus mundi" describes the realm from which all creative and magical inspiration springs. In this incredible anthology of creative writing, editor Elizabeth Kim--feature writer for The Guardian and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and editor of Cunning Folk magazine--unlocks the mysteries of this realm through the use of topical writing prompts. Each creative work explores occult techniques such as invocation, cartomancy, and scrying. Including works by acclaimed authors such as Naomi Ishiguro, Alice Slater, and Ella Duffy, and original illustrations by Kaitlynn Copithorne, Spiritus Mundi is a treasure trove of incredible writing and deep inspiration. With contributions by Jen Campbell, Nikita Gill, Sharlene Teo, Yasmina Floyer, Callum James, Emma Glass, Pamela Grossman, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Rebecca Tamas, Stephanie Victoire, Naomi Ishiguro, CA Conrad, Alice Slater, Leon Craig, Camilla Grudova, Ella Duffy, Wanjikũ Wa Ngũgĩ, and Leone Ross.
Elizabeth Sulis Kim is an Edinburgh-based writer and the editor of Cunning Folk, an independent magazine about magic, mythology, folklore, and the occult. She has written for publications including BBC Culture, The Guardian, The Independent, Refinery29, Oh Comely, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Kaitlynn Copithorne is an illustrator and visual artist based in Calgary, Canada. She is inspired by the natural world, folklore, and witchcraft.