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Hills of the Horizon: the Mystery about Mysteries

We know that many ancient cultures had initiatory Mysteries of some sort or another, and we know that we can’t bring them back. What’s a reconstructionist to do? [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: The Roman God Mercurius – An Introduction and Ritual

I have been working with Mercury – also known as Mercurius – since 2008. His facets are many and one of the greatest challenges in my search for Mercury has been his syncretism with Hermes. [Read more…]

The Path of She: A Hansel and Gretel Spiritual Journey — Finding Your Way Home One Crumb at a Time

Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods and leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find their way home. So too we find our way home to a life of soul, one spiritual crumb and lessons at a time. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Freyr Isn’t Going to Bless those PopTarts

Today I was preserving some peaches I received from a local farmer, and it occurred to me that most people really aren’t in touch with their food. Oh sure, you go to the grocery store and buy stuff. Maybe you plant a small garden, if you have the space, but many people don’t. So, you buy your food from who knows where, and pray to Freyr that maybe he’ll accept your thanks. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Into the Realm of Voodoo with Bloody Mary

Tales of the magic of the Crescent City of New Orleans stretch back over centuries. It is an enigmatic place where Voodoo, Hoodoo, Witchcraft, and even Christianity blend at a crossroads of spiritual power. [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: Your People Undivided

Do people actually know what they are saying, when they dismiss others with these words: ‘You are not my people’? [Read more…]

The Blooming Staff: The Curious Conversion of Frater Achad

I can’t recall the number of times I have sat at my computer with a stack of books by my side in the middle of the night, say at 2:45 AM or maybe 4, bursting (silently) with excitement over some intellectual epiphany, some sudden realization or Eureka! moment in which I feel like I have finally cracked open the secrets of the universe. [Read more…]

Five ways to Establish a Local Traditional Witchcraft practice

When I meet other witches I love hearing about their stomping grounds and see what they gather there. Gathering waters, dirts, herbs, wands and stones from local power spots is essential for traditional spell work. [Read more…]

Full Frontal Magic: Prayer 2.01 Beta (We’re All Still in Beta)

Many people pray. Sometimes multiple times in one day. “Petition magic” and prayer are the oldest forms of magic. With a few tricks, we can make our prayers change our world more often. [Read more…]

Cauldron, Sword, Spear, & Stone: Becoming the Butterfly – Connecting to the Sacred Feminine

Not all of us feel an innate connection to the sacred feminine. How does our upbrining challenge our connections with deity? [Read more…]


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