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Between Two Worlds: Finding Home
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Hearth of Hellenism: The Greek Wheel of the...
When do we honor the gods? We honor the Gods all the...
Hearth of Hellenism: My Journey to Hellenism
Like most Greeks, I was baptized into the Orthodox Church. However, I...
The Corner Crone: The Good Stuff
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Hearth of Hellenism: How Christianity Rewrote History
With the rise of Christianity, Historiography went under some radical changes. To...
Book of Blackbirds: The Choice
The feeling that our god has chosen us might well be a...
The Corner Crone: In Every End, A Beginning
At every end, there is also a new beginning.
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The Corner Crone: When the Gods Fell Silent
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The Corner Crone: Firestorm Wind
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Hearth of Hellenism: Why is Mythology Mocked?
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The Other Side of the Hedge: Defining Paganism
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Tree City Witch: A Jewish Ghost Story For...
My best friend had told me the week before about a ghost...
Irish-American Witchcraft: Elf-Locks, Tangled Hair, Ill-Luck, and Appropriation.
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The Hearth of Hellenism: Did the Philosophers Believe...
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The Crow's Nest: Samhain, Boundaries and Nettles
The Shadow Self is a Jungian concept. He theorized that we all...
Fairies in Movies: Folklore on the Big Screen
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Irish-American Witchcraft: Honoring the Álfar on the Equinox
The Autumnal equinox means different things to different people and is celebrated...
Hearth of Hellenism: Is Jim Carrey Studying Esotericism?
Comedian Jim Carrey has clearly been reading material that is philosophical and...
The Hearth of Hellenism: : The Virtues of...
In September Hephaestus is honored, his virtues are cultivated. By cultivating his...
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 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 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...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Why I...
When courage falters, people say, “take heart!” Maybe that seems like a...
The Hearth of Hellenism: We Don’t have Relationships...
How do we serve the Gods? Socrates’ view is that we can...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Paganism, the...
There’s a spiritual equivalent of standing alone in a forest, in a...
The Hearth of Hellenism
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The Cartomancer: Self-Help
Abiding in the state prior to consciousness, the simple and silent state...
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Boline
Tied to the history of the land, the boline is a reminder...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Practical Idolatry
Idolatry has been the straw man of the West for two millennia....
The Other Side of the Hedge: Living With...
We all bow to fear. We can’t help it. No one is...
Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another...
The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The...
Everyday Pagan: The 8 Things I Learned from...
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Urban Earthwitch: Needful Trees, Life and Limb, and...
Can we summon the power as a collective to stop the destruction...
The Other Side of the Hedge: Everyday Magic
Step into the unknown, and you’ll find yourself there.
Lamp & Labyrinth: Witches & Mages, Borderfolk at...
Drui and the Witch walk on the outside edge, between the wild...
Book Of Blackbirds: A Witch's Tale
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Lamp & Labyrinth: Conceptualizing a Multitude of Spirits
A bit of information is a bit of consciousness, and that is...
Hills of the Horizon: Breathing the Year
If all the cosmos is alive, if there is a truly immanent...
The Crow's Nest: Beltane-A Fire Festival
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Urban Earthwitch: Awakening Your Human Instincts
Fundamentally our ancestral instincts are based on some pretty sharp senses that...
Star Made Witch: Some Meanings of Witchcraft
When it comes down to it, a witch is a witch is...
Urban Earthwitch: Urban Animist
Feeling connected to nature in the city isn't impossible. It's as simple...
Everyday Pagan: When Spring Comes to Visit
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Book of Blackbirds: Principles of Solitary Spellwork
The sort of magic I know and am most familiar with is...
The Crow's Nest: Magical Practices and Techniques -...
Thought-forms are energetic beings created for the purpose of performing a task....
The Other Side of the Hedge: Animism &...
Are we creatures of spirit who inhabit bodies, or physical bodies that...
Lamp & Labyrinth: Sovereignty at The Center of...
Sovereignty is rightly held by the just, make the land their kin,...
The Other Side of the Hedge: The Power...
We see people do incredible things, and we think, “I could never...
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...
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,...
The Other Side of the Hedge: On Death,...
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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...
Book of Blackbirds: Fluffy Bunny Thoughts
I'll admit to having a few fluffy bunny tendencies. But, as a...
The Blooming Staff: Banish Trump, Exorcise Trump!
Occultists of all varieties need to banish the demonic principality of Donald...
Brigid and the Making of Vows
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Seeking the Grail: Overcoming the Old Wound and...
The hero is always wounded and must heal enough to take strength...
The Blooming Staff: Crowley Didn't Burn Hot Enough
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Star Made Witch: Creative Potion Making
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The Blooming Staff: On the Papal World-Tree, or,...
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The Path of She: Be Here, Now
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Seeking the Grail: Abused and Abuser
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Hills of the Horizon: A Christmas Carol
There has never been a convert to a new religion who didn't...
Star Made Witch: Magic on the Mountain
My relationship to my locale is literally physical. I live here. I...
The Agora: 2016 in Review
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Happily Heathen: The Blot's the Thing
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Outside the Circle: Evil Spirits Of New Year
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The Blooming Staff: The Longest Night and the...
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Full Frontal Magic: Five Ways to use Spirituality...
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Adventures in Wortcunning: Spicing up the Holidays
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Star Made Witch: Goddesses, Mountains, and Potions
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The Blooming Staff: Prisca Theologia, Pansophy, and Integral...
Universal Reformation has been a goal throughout Western esoteric history: for Renaissance...
The Path of She: Four Transformational Lessons for...
Winter is the season of the Dark Goddess and Her rebirth magic....
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Freyr is married to the jotun maiden Gerd, but do you know...
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Not so long ago, Yule was as much a chilling season of...
Lamp & Labyrinth: What is a lamp? A...
Since the show Westworld stole my main analogy for mysticism, I thought...
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Adventures in Wortcunning: Garden Therapy
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Hills of the Horizon: Green Man Mysteries
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Star Made Witch: Guide to Traditional Witchcraft Daily...
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Irish-American Witchcraft: Dangerous Fairies, Winter, and Staying Safe
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Happily Heathen: The Generosity of the Vanir Gods
All of the Norse Gods are gift-givers, but the Vanir Gods really...
Outside the Circle: Dark Ladies Of Winter
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Full Frontal Magic: Breaking the Veil and the...
A prison has boundaries. We call them walls, but a wall or...
Wyrd Words: World Wide Heathenry - A Global...
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Star Made Witch: Potion Making
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The Path of She: A Modern Goddess Tale...
The Path of She is the journey from lost daughter to Goddess...
The Path of She: When Death Arrives On...
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Irish-American Witchcraft: In the Footsteps of the Myths
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