Making Light: Athene

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At this point, I may not pick up many new crafts, but I will certainly continue to improve my skill at the ones I’ve already learned. In this way, as I have done with my academic studies, I seek arête as an act of devotion and with the knowledge that without Her and Her wisdom, none of this would be possible. [Read more...]

Jewish Witch: The Witch in the Prayer Shawl – The Power of Sacred Garments

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One of my very first decisions as a teenage Witch was that robes–at least, the quality of robes I could make myself or afford to buy–weren’t for me. Yet it never felt quite right to do ritual in my street clothes. [Read more...]

Sewing for Athena

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I decided to learn how to sew and make costumes because sewing and handicrafts are in Athena’s domain. When I gave that pillow to Athena, I was not simply giving a gift. It was a thank you for all the ways that I became a better person simply by exploring the skills she governs. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Honoring the Creative Spark

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I realized that as long as I am honoring my heart center with the projects I craft, I am allowed to take pride in my work. In that moment, I started to understand that it’s not arrogant to honor your creative spark and the divinity around you in the same breath. [Read more...]

Welcome To My Electric Yule

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I could not find any directions for how to make an electric Yule display anywhere. This did not deter me. I wrought, and was victorious, and am willing to share my knowledge with you, my gentle and discerning readers. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Midsummer Traditions

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For me, the summer solstice has always been closely linked with the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fairies! Lovers! Parties! From start to finish, this play is one giant romp, and that’s the kind of energy I want to cultivate in the summer — starting with making offerings to the fairies. [Read more...]

The Busy Witch: Hereditary Magic

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It was only after more than a decade as a witch that I realized I have inherited magic from my matrilineal line. I just couldn’t see it before because I expected hereditary magic to be flashy and imbued with a sense of secrecy, and so I ignored something that had been out in the open all my life. [Read more...]


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