The Cartomancer: Underground Smoke

The intuition about the beyond, that is not only instantly recognized but also embraced, leads to the kind of curiosity about all things that can easily be perceived as a form of radical acceptance: ‘I don’t know what this is, but I like it.’ [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: On Thelemic Catholicism — Mary or Nu-Isis?

The practice of Catholic syncretism — in which gods and spirits of non-Christian origin are glyphed or veiled in Catholic images of Jesus, Mary, and the saints — is a common practice in Afro-Caribbean religious culture. But, is there a way to appropriately glyph the Thelemic deities in Catholic guise? [Read more…]

Star Made Witch: The Function of Spell Components

A witch gathers their spell components from a legend of traditional and personal correspondences and combines them to create a series of stepping stones for their magic to skip upon to the goal. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Honoring Hekate in the Rite of Her Sacred Fires

On Saturday night I honored Hekate as a part of the annual Rite of Her Sacred Fires, coordinated by Sorita d’Este, founder of The Covenant of Hekate. I have known Hekate for nearly a decade now, and I would like to share some of my experience with her and my Rite of Her Sacred Fires. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: The Riddle of the Pentagram

Though ancient beyond belief and occurring in indigenous iconographies all over the world, the Pentagram has become the symbol of magic and Witchcraft. [Read more…]

Wyrd Words: It’s The Simple Things

Sometimes we need to set aside the heavier burdens of deep philosophical questioning and social psychology, just for the briefest of moments, so that we can look at our community with fresh eyes once again, and rediscover our sense of wonder in the world. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: Toad Blessings

What do grave robbing, gardening, and the painful change that the Tower card encapsulates all have in common? Find out in this post about toad blessings. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Is It a Haunting or Fairies?

You don’t necessarily need to be sensitive or able to directly See these beings; for people who cannot see spirits or otherwise sense them there are practical ‘real world’ ways to differentiate between the two types of presence. [Read more…]

Seeking the Grail: When Doing the Right Thing Doesn’t Feel Good

About a month ago I put my cat to sleep, and only in the past week have I really begun to feel like I did the right thing. If you’re not a pet owner, you probably haven’t endured this special kind of hell. I hope the afterlife brings Luna a peace that she didn’t get in her last years. I hope that I made the right choice; I think that I did. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Practical Magic for Time Crunched Magicians

Adaptation in and of itself is a worthy magical skill, and adaptation to modern realities might require new methods. To adjust one’s magical practice to the realities of daily life ensures the suvivability of that practice. [Read more…]


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