“Magick is the Taoism of the West,” says Echols. “People in the United States tend to think that the only traditions of value are Eastern traditions. They don’t realize we have these spiritual riches in our own heritage.
“Take the tarot, which has been lowered to a divination tool,” he says in the hushed voice of someone sharing a secret. “This is a deep and incredibly vast Western spiritual tradition that is very connected to energy work.””
Damien Echols, quote in the article “Surviving Prison" by Sandra A Miller in Spirituality & Health.
An interesting way of looking at things. I wonder if Echols is working on a book on magic or the Western magical tradition. I’d read it.