Archives for 2013

The Busy Witch: Timing, Intention, and Luck

Magic is about more than just herbs and words. It’s about timing, intention, and luck. Our move to North Carolina and the life that followed are magical, and I recognize that much of that magic comes from the alignment of timing and luck, two things that mere mortals can’t always control. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Hero’s Journey (Part 3)

In the conclusion to her series on the Hero’s Journey, Sable Aradia offers tools to make sense of the narrative of our own lives and process grief and trauma. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Looking at Our History (Part 1)

Our history as Pagans is bound up in a larger history, and in fact has been made possible by other, larger movements that changed Western culture as a whole. It is necessary that we understand how Paganism once more became a viable way of experiencing the world. [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 5

In his ongoing exploration of Brigidine Paganism, Christopher Scott Thompson analyzes the original Gaelic text of the "Invocation of the Graces" to uncover a list of eight virtues: enchantment, virtue, faith, deeds, elegance, character, boldness and charm. [Read more…]

The Busy Witch: Harvest Verses

This is the start of my favorite season, and I wanted to share two devotional poems with you that I wrote years ago to celebrate the harvest. Whether you bake bread tonight or take a long walk in the sunshine, let fall fill your senses. [Read more…]

Seekers and Guides: The Hero’s Journey (Part 2)

How can Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth be applied to our own lives as a tool for growth? Sable Aradia guides you through the quest. [Read more…]

Syncretic Electric: Community is More Than You

When you call yourself Pagan, you are claiming membership in that community and are making yourself beholden to it. Regardless of what Paganism represents to you, it extends beyond you, and you must be aware of the responsibilities that claiming membership to such a community entails. [Read more…]

Loop of Brighid: Invocation of the Graces – A Brigidine Sacred Text, Part 4

In “Invocation of the Graces,” all eight “ethical empowerments” express essentially the same concept: to relieve the suffering of others by providing comfort, shelter, guidance, support, sanctuary, protection, refreshment or healing. [Read more…]

Druid Thoughts: Monarchy and the Druid

We have a new heir to the throne of England. What would happen if our rulers came to the job with more of a desire to serve than a desire to be important — who were sovereigns in the old sense, married to the land? [Read more…]

The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians (Review)

Kraft’s main objective is to get the readers off the page and into the Sephiroth, the 10 points on the Qabalistic Tree of Life. The quote from the back cover neatly sums up the book’s ethos: “Qabalah is experiential, as is mysticism and magick. If all you do is read, you are not a mystic or a Qabalist. You must do!” [Read more…]


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