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Under the Ancient Oaks

Polytheism is the Future

From where I stand, the growing devotion to many Gods is the most important trend in today’s Pagan world. Polytheism isn’t a relic of some primitive past. Polytheism is the future.

Wild Garden

Same and Different

It’s often said that people fear they will lose their religion if they join interfaith groups, then find that their interaction with people of other spiritual paths actually strengthens and enhances their own. It’s also a source of pride for me that I can share something I kept private for so long and find that it genuinely touches the hearts of people who did not know about us.

Agora/Jewish Witch

Jewish Witch: Despair, Tikkun Olam, and Rewilding Witchcraft

My job, as a Witch, is to explore my own wildness--to embrace it and understand it and fashion it into a weapon that heals. My job is to embody that deep paradox. My job is to face it without denial, rather than ignore it and thus let it control me.

Numinous and Concrete

Creating the Outcast: #NJC Ch 4

Instead of treating the formerly incarcerated as outcasts and outlaws, how can we find ways to change our communities and welcome them home?

Raise the Horns

(Un)Wilding Witchcraft

I've always had trouble with the idea of a wild Witchcraft because my Witchcraft is not wild. There's a method to my madness in circle and I tend to think of it as measured and controlled.

Voodoo Universe

Coffee Magick 101: Wake Up People !

Tea leaf reading has stolen the historic spotlight here, and most people are unaware of coffee divination as a magickal system. Reading coffee grounds, tea leaves and the like is officially called Tasseography.

Daughters of Eve

The Dance of Power: navigating privilege and marginalization.

Being a Black Wiccan Woman navigating mostly White spaces has fostered interesting experiences in privilege, power and intersectionality. Those terms are not easily understood even when you have the experience of facing multiple oppressions. Then, I became a shelter worker and I was quickly hit with complexities of privilege, power and authority.

A Word to the Witch

Homegrown Alchemy (Feri part 4)

We sometimes speak of “Feri alchemy.” We mean the technique sometimes ritualized as "the water trick" or "the rite of unbinding." The other core ideas and meditations in Feri are all different means of spinning straw into gold.

Greening the Spirit

Living in the Here and Now

For some people, the retirement years are the most productive. They feel free to be completely who they are 24/7 and do not have to be constrained by social norms. But we also have to recognize that time passes very quickly, and the pace appears to speed up the older we get. In the lead up to the season’s change at the Equinox, it is good to take stock of where we are. Are we in a good place in our lives? Do we have a forward direction? Are we earnestly seeking to know and manifest our True Will?

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