by Laura Tempest Zakroff
The following are 8 guidelines to effective Witchcraft and working with any community in an intelligent capacity. And keeping your broom clear of the dramallama. “Your word is your worth.” We work with a lot of seemingly intangible things – spirits, deities, magick, and metaphysics. But as we know they are real from our own [Read More...]
by Sara Amis
Tarot reading on the state of the nation in the aftermath of the electionThe post Oracle in the Aftermath appeared first on A Word to the Witch.
by Sorita d'Este
Alongside my love of the goddess Hekate, I have an intrinsic love of Artemis, the Huntress and the Mountain-wanderer.
by Pagans in Dialogue
Is it one path? Is it more? How many chambers does a heart have? Four. Do we stop or do we just keep going? Yes and yes.
by Angus McMahan
Pokemary: I have several questions. Dear Pokemary: Bring ’em on! Is Wicca a religion? It is to me. But it doesn’t have to be to you. If you wanna get devotional with your practice, by all means have a dance party with all the deities you like. But if the Spirit of Nature keeps your [Read More...]
by Rachel Patterson
Now this is a subject that you will either find absolutely fascinating or you will skip quickly past this and either is absolutely OK, it is your pathway, your journey and therefore your choice about what you include or don’t but here it is just in case… Your body is the vessel that carries the magic, the energy and the intent but it is also very unique and individual to you. So, if you want to add the personal touch to any working you can literally add a bit of yourself into it. Or a bit of someone else…
by Sable Aradia
Right wing writers in the media are framing the debate, forcing us to argue about the whichness of the why. They present the reaction as if it’s an attack on “free speech,” instead of allowing us to talk about the things that the alt-right is saying, and the way in which they deliberately provoke reaction.
In The ABC’s of Witchcraft, Doreen Valiente noted that “The magic circle is part of the general heritage of magical practice, which is world-wide and of incalculable age.”* Certainly, the magic circle is a part of the heritage, or narrative, of Witchcraft. Looking into the past, we find many examples in art and folklore of [Read More...]
by Melissa Hill
Learn about modern Druidic history and the vision of ADF, one of the most popular forms of modern Druidry.
by Sonja Sadovsky
This is a song I have been playing with that I would like to share. With all of the focus on Spring and new beginnings, I got to thinking about the bizarre, yet pervasive, equation of youth and sexuality in our culture. Sexual repression and fear of aging is endemic in our society. It gets [Read More...]
by Kathy Nance
It’s not easy being the psychedelic sheep of the family–especially during the family-oriented, conformist-rewarding celebration of Christmas. How to cope? Right now, I’m having what I’ll consider the best part of the family holiday. Yesterday I flew from the Midwest to my sister’s house in Seattle, where our family’s psychedelic sheep have gathered together. I’m [Read More...]
by Bekah Evie Bel
In essence, this book could perhaps be seen as a story that normalises Ostara as much as Easter is normalised - it needs no explanation, because it is what it is. The story is simply based on the time of Ostara, but it is actually about the season and the weather.
by Molly Khan
A protective charm doesn't have to be complicated or full of exotic ingredients. Here's a simple recipe that uses items you probably have in your kitchen!
by Aidan Kelly
As I have said before, I am primarily a poet, not a preacher or prophet. I believe (or at least would like to believe) that my poems are the most important work I do. I hope you might enjoy them.
by Lasara Firefox Allen
Tonglen meditation is a healing practice. The word tonglen is Tibetan, and means “giving and taking.” It is also translated as “sending and receiving.” Rooted deeply in Tibetan Buddhist teachings of mindfulness and service, tonglen is designed to transmute and transcend suffering, not only on the personal level but on the global as well. Seeking [Read More...]
by Peter Dybing
This is so hard to explain without triggering people’s instincts to run to the center and find a place of emotional comfort. For years, Progressives have been warning of the emerging threat of Fascism in America. Most of us are well aware of the look of exasperation on the faces of liberals when [Read More...]
by Megan Trellia Manson
As an Eclectic Pagan, I actively borrow traditions from all over the place, including integrating secular holidays into my spiritual practise. One thing I try to do is to incorporate some elements of New Zealand culture into my path, because my husband is from New Zealand and I think it is important to celebrate his [Read More...]
by Coby Michael Smith
The passion for witchcraft runs deeper than the superficial escapism of New Age spirituality. For me, this isn't a hobby or something that I just recently "picked up." It is an entity that has always been with me, existing independently of my own knowledge of its existence.
by Jason Mankey
Eight great ways to help you and yours celebrate and ritualize on Beltane. It's Spring, a time for dances, maypoles, flowers, and dalliances in the dark.
by Brandy Williams
One. When women are in charge the world is more peaceful. The march was a gentle moment, just people walking. We can credit this to the fact that it was organized by and around women. Of course there are hawkish women leaders who have authorized war acts, criminal women who have committed assault and murder, [Read More...]
by Jenya T. Beachy
May we be empowered in this turning. May we shine like the stars we are. May the brilliance of each of us, sparkling in the constellations we form together, be a guide to those who seek freedom and safety.
by Annwyn Avalon
The water calls to us, and some of us it calls out to and then charges us with a task; work for the water. Water is our life; it runs through our veins and it is in danger. Danger of being threatened and polluted beyond repair. Once in antiquity women were called to tend the [Read More...]
by Gwion & Phoenix
For a long time I blamed my fears on a lack of experience. I just didn’t have enough experience and someday, after years and years, I wouldn’t feel like that anymore. As the years went by I started to blame my feelings on age. I started to think that someday when I was older, I would finally feel confident, and without doubts on what I had to offer.
by Tom Swiss
If we see our spiritual selves primarily as products of a lineage, as inheritors of a chain of succession from some original teacher, then any imperfection along that line is reflected in us. We are sullied by the actions of those who have gone before.
by Pagan Voices
Perennials are too involved with the underworld and with their connection to it to put much energy into the sexual world. What this means for a witch is that perennials ought to be first choice when working with the underworld.
by John Beckett
I grew up in fundamentalism and so I had to make a clean break with Christianity. Nothing is worth letting that fear back into my life. I will not open that door, not even for access to two thousand years of magic.
by Lilith Dorsey
Dublin's As Above, So Below exhibit at the Irish Museum of Modern Art is a must see for anyone interested in the intersections between art and spirituality.
by Heron Michelle
Instructions for calculating materials and crafting a Maypole ribbon topper and wreath for your Beltane Rituals, plus some ideas for a global intention weaving spell with rainbow ribbons.