Under the Ancient OaksThe Garland Shooting: Innocents Get Hurt
The two men who attacked an anti-Islam gathering in Garland last night are dead and I can’t say I’m sorry. But I wonder if the organizers of the event understood that innocent people could also get hurt... or if they cared.
Dirt Heart WitchAn Inclusive ‘Great Rite’ Blessing
Bless the knife and cup and cup and cup and knife and knife and every combination thereof! "We bless in our souls the sweet reflection of our Gods’ wild Beauty, Power, and Love..."
A Witch's AshramMay the First
The first of May is full to bursting with reasons to celebrate!
A Word to the WitchBeltane Dreams Against the Kyriarchy
I haven’t written much lately. Part of it is end-of-semester hullabaloo and work load, and part of it is that there are things going on in the world that I wanted to say something about, but my own head was full of my own personal work (outer and inner) and I just couldn’t come up [Read More...]
OathboundHow to Spot a Terrible Coven
Any time I write about ritual nudity, conversation about the downsides of group work always ensues. Nudity and sexuality are touchy subjects because there’s a lot of room for... [Read More]
Pagan FamiliesBeltane for Kids
Beltane – it’s one of the biggest holidays of the Pagan year, rivaled only by Samhain. And yet for many, it is one of the most difficult holidays to relate to. The emphasis placed... [Read More]
The Witching HourYou Call it May Day, We Call it Beltane
The season of spring has arrived! The rites of fertility have begun! This is a holiday with a colorful past, and strangely enough, one of the only major festivals on the pagan... [Read More]
John BeckettResponding to the Religiously Obnoxious
It seems like at least once a week I see a post in one of my social media groups saying “people keep attacking me because I’m Pagan – what can I do about it?” Many of them are... [Read More]
Greening the SpiritBeltane-The Sleeper Awakes ?
Beltane magick here we sing, Chant the rune and dance the ring, Joy and blessing shall it bring, Let the sleeper awake! -Doreen Valiente (1971) ‘A... [Read More]