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The Other Side of the Hedge: The First...
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The Crow's Nest: Samhain, Boundaries and Nettles
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Hearth of Hellenism: Is Jim Carrey Studying Esotericism?
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The Hearth of Hellenism: : The Virtues of...
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The Other Side of the Hedge: The Witchhack
We feel intuitively that the closer we are to the creation of...
Irish-American Witchcraft: Losing Yourself & Finding Yourself Again
We all lose ourselves at different points along the way. We forget...
Hearth of Hellenism: Why Greeks are Leaving Christianity
In Greece, a country of almost eleven million people, 98% of which...
The Cartomancer: Intention and Implementation
Motivation comes before intention, and the intensity of your intention is directly...
Tree City Witch: Virgo Season & Postcards To...
There are dead people I’d like to see again, and you may...
The Other Side of the Hedge: True Discipline
True discipline comes from neither rule nor iron rod. It is not...
Tree City Witch: Solar Eclipse, Libra Love, &...
Eclipses are never just one day. It’s a period of time. I...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Don't Panic
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the moment and forget the...
The Hearth of Hellenism: Polytheism and the Protection...
Christians did not value natural science because this world was not as...
The Cartomancer: Negotiate, Compromise, or Say NO?
You have a business, what questions do you ask about it?
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Magic...
We must abandon the self-help movement, step away from comforting gods, and...
Hearth of Hellenism: When the Gods Make Contact
When I dream of a God, somehow in the waking world I...
Tree City Witch: Two Eclipses For Leo Season!...
To make any astrological event work for you, you have to be...
The Cartomancer: Eating the Ancestors
Sometimes you eat your ancestors because they're up to no good. Too...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Why I...
When courage falters, people say, “take heart!” Maybe that seems like a...
Tree City Witch: Getting Unstuck For The New...
Do you set New Moon intentions? There’s a lot of red hot...
The Hearth of Hellenism: We Don’t have Relationships...
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Tree City Witch: The Sun in Leo Is...
Leo is a very “look at me” sign. Real life Leos are...
The Cartomancer: Just Shut Up
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Paganism, the...
There’s a spiritual equivalent of standing alone in a forest, in a...
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The Hearth of Hellenism
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The time to train is before you’re in a fight for your...
The Cartomancer: Self-Help
Abiding in the state prior to consciousness, the simple and silent state...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Reaching the...
We don’t master grounding and centering by knowing some secret. We get...
Tree City Witch: Soul Retrieval & The Search...
My best advice for when the Sun is in Cancer is to...
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Boline
Tied to the history of the land, the boline is a reminder...
Tree City Witch: Breaking up With Santa Muerte
I can’t remember if there was a moment when I decided that...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Practical Idolatry
Idolatry has been the straw man of the West for two millennia....
The Cartomancer: Fear of Words, Love of Labels
Where are YOU between acts of re-naming, re-framing, re-labelling, and re-calibrating?
Tree City Witch: The Queen of Swords &...
As an exorcist, you will see the possessed shed their skin in...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Living With...
We all bow to fear. We can’t help it. No one is...
The Other Side of the Hedge: How to...
If a religious altar is a doorway for the gods and spirits...
Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another...
The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The...
The Cartomancer: Forgiveness As a Hook
If your motivation is not aligned with your action you’re screwed. There...
Everyday Pagan: The 8 Things I Learned from...
"D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths" was instrumental in me becoming a Pagan....
The Other Side of the Hedge: Restoring Virtue
When it comes to virtue, the West has lost its way. The...
Lamp & Labyrinth: A Mystics Perception of Subjective...
A mystic recognizes that each of us adds a 2nd story on...
Urban Earthwitch: Needful Trees, Life and Limb, and...
Can we summon the power as a collective to stop the destruction...
Queer Femme Mystic: The Pagan Case Against Donald...
Do we want to live in the real-world version of "The Handmaid’s...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Everyday Magic
Step into the unknown, and you’ll find yourself there.
The Cartomancer: So what? On the tyranny of...
When you identify patterns of behavior you relate to, do you say,...
Book Of Blackbirds: A Witch's Tale
Magic always works better by cooperation than by force. In fact, trying...
The Crow's Nest: Appalachian Granny Women Reviving a...
A tradition near and dear to my heart is that of the...
Star Made Witch: 13 Steps for the Witch...
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The Cartomancer: The Samurai's Cut
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Screw Dying,...
Like a lot of people, I always wondered how I would face...
The Crow's Nest: Beltane-A Fire Festival
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Star Made Witch: Some Meanings of Witchcraft
When it comes down to it, a witch is a witch is...
The Cartomancer: Priestess, Oh Priestess...
Every reading of cards is a three-part process: Narrative, analysis, advice.
The Crow's Nest: Crafting A Springtime Herbal Offering...
The beginning of the growing season is cause to celebrate and give...
Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork
The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is...
Hills of the Horizon: Here be Dragons
The horizon realm is one of partial illumination where seen and unseen...
Star Made Witch: Witch Gardening
Starting a witch garden can be intimidating, but with some planning and...
The Cartomancer: Between the acts
What's between the acts, between crossings, thresholds, positions and attitudes? It's not...
The Other Side of the Hedge: To Keep...
The occult is a journey to ascend the Witches’ Pyramid to reveal...
The Crow's Nest: Magical Practices and Techniques -...
Thought-forms are energetic beings created for the purpose of performing a task....
Lamp & Labyrinth: Sovereignty at The Center of...
Sovereignty is rightly held by the just, make the land their kin,...
Farewell, 'Till we Meet Again
A few words of advice and inspiration for my fellow Heathens, before...
The Cartomancer: The Art of Bibliomantic Moving
How do you read signs? Do you have a calculated system, or...
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Power...
We see people do incredible things, and we think, “I could never...
The Crow's Nest: Balance in the Midst of...
As the Spring Equinox approaches, I find myself thinking a great deal...
Lamp & Labyrinth: Your Story and the Storyteller
There are secrets of the mind that each individual can only find...
Star Made Witch: Spiritual Alchemy by Jenny Tyson
Spiritual Alchemy by Jenny Tyson communicates advanced magical information by tracing her...
The Cartomancer: A Moving Number
What goes through your mind when you move house? How attached are...
Full Frontal Magic: Before the Spirit is Summoned
People have many ways to work with spirits, but most people don’t...
The Crow's Nest: Working With The Elements -...
The Element of Air is generally associated with the direction of East,...
Lamp & Labyrinth: The Ego Hides
The best mystics say proudly, “I’m not better than anybody else,” while...
Happily Heathen: Heathen Events at PantheaCon 2017
Convention season has started, an the first one up is PantheaCon, the...
The Cartomancer: Full Circle, Magic Circle
You've come full circle, now what? Is there a loop in it,...
The Crow's Nest: Living Life by the Seasons...
The Celebration of Imbolc marks the coming of Spring for us Pagans....
Irish-American Witchcraft: Lessons From the Summer Court
This time I'd like to look at the lessons I've learned on...
Book of Blackbirds: Fluffy Bunny Thoughts
I'll admit to having a few fluffy bunny tendencies. But, as a...
Hills of the Horizon: Heart of the Creator
Ma'at was the gods' food, and human offering of ma'at enabled the...
Brigid and the Making of Vows
As we shift from Winter's dormancy to Spring's rebirth, our desire for...
Seeking the Grail: Overcoming the Old Wound and...
The hero is always wounded and must heal enough to take strength...
The Cartomancer: Tarot for Dreams
Do you dream? I bet you do. Do you try to elucidate...
The Blooming Staff: Crowley Didn't Burn Hot Enough
Aleister Crowley is often labeled a Decadent for his obsession with sex...
Star Made Witch: Creative Potion Making
Every potions master begins somewhere—I started just jumping in. Knowing that with...
Full Frontal Magic: Skip the Resolution, Embrace the...
New Years is a time that many of us make resolutions to...
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