Dirt Heart WitchAn Invocation to the Gods of Beltane
An invocation for use in your Beltane rites and revels that can also serve as a circle casting. Hail the gods of Beltane!
Agora/Wyrd WordsWyrd Words: Heathen Leadership
We have a glut of ‘priests’ and not enough accountants. So many teachers, and so few administrators. So many brilliant ideas, and almost no financiers.
Adverntures in WortcunningAdventures in Wortcunning: Smelling Roses
The oldest roses are still available today. Rosa gallica, called the 'Apothecary Rose' was the type mentioned by Greek historians and used in dark age monastery gardens and found too in medieval physic gardens. This is the type most used for the fragrance of their essential oils and in healing preparations at the time. And today, when the roses bloom in Bulgaria, armies of old women go to the fields picking 250 lbs of petals to distill for each single ounce of essential oil.
Sermons from the MoundTradition and change
What is a tradition? What is the function of tradition? What are valid criteria for modifying or abolishing a traditional practice, and when should it be retained unchanged? Traditional practices help to reinforce group identity, which is why they are so powerful, and why so many people resist changing them.
Energy MagicBreath of the Dragon
An up and coming, fast-track, newbie Pagan I know recently referred to the concept of feng shui as “fluffy bunny magic.” I stared in amazement because let me tell you, gentle reader, if taking the energy movement in your home seriously is fluffy bunny magic, then it is the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. Very little is more vital to your day-to-day magic than the energy flow you cultivate in your own spiritual sanctuary.
Under the Ancient OaksFertile Ground For Polytheism
The decline of the West is bringing many challenges and difficulties, but it’s also creating fertile ground for polytheism.
Nature's PathThe Scientific Pagan
In the end, I don’t feel any kind of disconnect between my love of science and my love of and reverence for nature.
A Witch's AshramPreparation for Practice
Sometimes the preparation is the practice; sometimes it's an important precursor to the practice.
Between the ShadowsFive Reasons Why Witchcraft is Awesome!
Witches don't proselytize. So I rarely get the opportunity to wax rhetoric on why I think Wicca and Witchcraft are awesome. These are some good ideas that we value and encourage.
OathboundRitual Nudity for the Insecure
Skyclad practice is a deal-breaker for many seekers to traditional Wicca. But, regardless of your Craft, working naked is beneficial, especially for those with body issues.
Pagan FamiliesCelebrate Earth Day Pagan Style!
Earth Day is a fantastic secular holiday; but for us who think of the earth as a spiritual entity, it is a great opportunity for our children to learn about our faith!