Happily Heathen: Offerings for the Gods – Part 2 – The Aesir

two framed portraits of Thor surrounded by offerings

The question often arises, though, as to which gift is most appropriate for a given deity or situation. This article will offer suggestions for gifts for several of the Aesir gods, based on the examples in the Lore and recommendations from modern worshipers. [Read more...]

The Cartomancer: Is Your Calling Big Enough?

Lightning by Hansueli Krapf  CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Universal experience has taught us that finding out what we are good at, and serving that to the world, is directly proportional with the experience of fulfillment. [Read more...]

Witch on Fire: Valentine’s Love Spell

a digital graphic of hearts

As a special Valentine’s Day treat for you, my lovelies, I offer this “Ideal Paramour” Love spell of my own creation, and for kicks, I’ll include my own charm that I once used to spectacular effect. I’ve led many love-spell workshops , and these can be loads of fun to do in a group, so crack open a bottle of vino, and git yer witch on with your friends! Better it be when the moon is full… [Read more...]

Star Made Witch: Riddle Wisdom

a lit candle and a lit three-candle candelabra

Riddles are a special way of gaining knowledge and power within animist mystical traditions. A good riddle doesn’t just have one answer, it has a path to discovering answers. Open ended conundrums broaden a witch’s mind to the realms of possibility. The more ways a witch can think of to solve a problem the better they can approach ritual and spellwork. [Read more...]

The Rantin’ Raven: How to use a Pendulum for Dowsing and Divination (Book Review)

Crystal pendulum with zodiac wheel for astrology

When I opened the padded envelope I expected to see a book. But no — it was a box. Folded inside was a large piece of heavy paper printed with trisected circles of various colors. Under that was a black plastic tray containing the cutest little tooled-brass pendulum I ever saw, on a brass chain. Impressive. And under that, finally was the book, also impressive, with its beautiful full-color cover. And then, I opened it. [Read more...]

Adventures in Wortcunning: The First Groupies

a relief sculpture of the muses on a the side of a sarcophagus

The first groupies are collectively known as the nine Muses, and each is a specialist in her own field of the arts and sciences. These nine have another sister whom is seldom connected with them, although she, the mighty Athena, is the Goddess of Wisdom herself in that pantheon. I bet their mom was amazing. [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: Devotional Techniques from the Heartbreak Trenches

"Walter Langley - Never Morning Wore to Evening but Some Heart Did Break - Google Art Project" by Walter Langley - DwH1ilq-MsEMwQ at Google Cultural Institute, zoom level maximum. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Sometimes we need to take some time to honor our losses. In this post Rev. Hill speaks to her own losses and give examples of ways to build devotional practices to help. [Read more...]


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