About Danette Wilson

Outside the Circle: The Dark, Dreich Days Of Auld Reekie

There’s nothing like coming face to face with the smell of a dungeon and the torture devices that were used in the past to extract a confession of Witchcraft. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Evil Spirits Of New Year

Celebrants throughout the ages have observed numerous lesser-known New Year’s customs and superstitions. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: The Dark Lords Of Yule And Misrule

Not so long ago, Yule was as much a chilling season of Ghosts, Monsters, Imps, and Uglies as it was a festival of goodwill. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Dark Ladies Of Winter

Sometimes these ladies will take you by surprise… [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: A Pagan at a Gun Range

Paganism and guns isn’t something you see an article on very often. We Pagans love our wheel of the year and moon cycles, and magic as well as our love of nature and harmony with everything. I love my athame, and sword, but I would never consider ever using either besides in ritual. So, what was this Pagan doing at a gun range? [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Samhain Divination & Throwing the Bones

Shuffle your Tarot cards, toss your Rune stones, read your tea leaves, this is the time of year for telling the future, and my favorite form of divination involves bones. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: The Magic Of The Great Pumpkin

Fall, colored leaves, picking that perfect pumpkin against the backdrop of washed harvest color. Purple skied night, ghosts, skeletons, bats, witches trick-or-treat. Aah… to be a kid again, letting your inner five-year-old love it all. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: The Dark Legends Of Halloween

The night sky seems to twinkle more now or is it just me? The trees whisper on my walks. Most people say the year will be ending soon, but for me it’s just the beginning. Witches rule at Halloween. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Why Stealing Bones Matters – The Aftermath Of Stupid

By now, many of us have read the story of the arrest of Ender Darling, for selling bones online, obtained from Holt Cemetery. The Wild Hunt also covered the news, offered a timeline to events leading up to her arrest. I wanted insight into the magic that was abused. I wanted to go to the source. [Read more…]

Outside the Circle: Meet the Dark Shadows of the Autumn Equinox

The sun sets earlier now. We start to hear the rustle of tree tops, reminding us they’re here. Yes, the Dark Ones are a presence not felt since last Winter. They are back. That blessed cool darkness. The woods a deeper dark. The Watchers of the cold months are beckoning. Take notice. [Read more…]