Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Parenting Around #Ferguson and Social Justice News

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When faced with my son’s frustration and hopelessness about racism, I sought the advice of his aunt, Crystal Blanton, pagan author and social activist. “Validate that sense of hopelessness,” she told me. “That sense of hopelessness is the first step to action because it shows a full understanding of the scope of the problems faced.” [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven, the NFL, and Council of Mothers

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I encourage Family Covens to seek out and name a Council of Mothers for their children, male and female. Seek out various ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, classes, and opinions. It isn’t the White House, Rutgers University, or the NFL that will have the greatest impact in lowering the rate of sexual violence. It is the council of mothers that forms the landscape of children’s lives. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Mayan Connection – A Lesson on Important Dreams

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I woke from my dream knowing that something significant had happened, that Divinity had spoken to me. How did I know that, and what did I do about it? [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: The Mayan Connection and Ritual Social Activism

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Family Covens are uniquely posed to understand the desperation of parents in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The issue of immigration also offers an opportunity for parents to work with their children in a spiritual practice. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Consistency and Family Coven

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

Consistency in Paganism isn’t created by passing the plate and creating an infrastructure of people paid to get things done. It is reliant upon the consistency of those who want to worship. For consistency, we must press through our own mental road blocks and help others find a way to do the same. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven and Chronic Illness

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

I suffer from a genetic disorder that often wreaks havoc in my life. Lately, I have tried to give myself a break. I was born this way, and if I am doing anything toward the goal of wellness, then I am succeeding. I need to stay in the moment I am in and not live too far out in the future or dwell too much on the past. With this attitude, I have found that what would normally be months of convalescing and fatigue have been cut short. [Read more...]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven Can Be Enough

Lydia M.N. Crabtree

Family Covens openly accept: We may not know. We do not have to know. We are not all things to all members, nor should we be. Like a family, Family Covens understand when the coven is out of its depth and requires outside assistance. No adult child ever expects their parents to be perfect, and Family Covens apply that same logic to traditions, elders, and pagan leaders. [Read more...]


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