The Busy Witch: Making Magic Together

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For ten years, I was mostly content to “practice” as a solitary. I say “practice” because for most of that time, despite calling myself a Witch and feeling a connection to Goddess, I did very little in the way of spells or rituals. I was constantly haunted by Stockard Channing’s voice from the film Practical Magic reminding me that “You can’t practice witchcraft while you look down your nose at it!” [Read more...]

Making Light: Profession and Occupation

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The first thing I think of when asked about a defining moment in my life is the moment I knew that I wanted to study biology. This was one of a series of events that eventually led to my becoming a Pagan Priestess. [Read more...]

Loop of Brighid: Private Practices 3 – The Three Sisters

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In Celtic Christianity, it is said that prayer should be continued “until tears come.” Not everyone can cry so easily, but that isn’t a bad guideline for a devotional ritual. [Read more...]

Druid Thoughts: Moments in Druidry

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I ran a folk club in my twenties. I sing seasonal material, songs about the land, things that are intrinsically Pagan. One evening, totally out of the blue, one of the members said, “Sing us one of your Druid songs.” At that point in my life, I hadn’t even met a Druid. [Read more...]

Making Light: Thar-jellybean

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It’s getting close to Thargelia, but my celebration doesn’t look much like the ancient festival of the same name. Instead of throwing the ugliest dude in town off a cliff or beating a goat with a stick while chasing it to the city limits as a sacrifice to purify the people, I just clean out my cabinets. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Merits and Flaws of Self-Guiding

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My experience in Witchcraft began as a self-directed solitary for many years, with formal coven training only becoming available later on, so I can speak to both sides of the issue of spiritual self-direction with some authority. [Read more...]

Gateway Goddess: ‘Helpers’ deeds light candles in darkest times

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We all have a choice: light a candle, or curse the darkness. I’ll reach for that candle, every time. [Read more...]


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