Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Indoctrinating Against Indoctrination

It’s not enough to simply tell your children about other faiths while helping them to only practice your own. If you truly want to protect them from being indoctrinated by others, you have to help them experience the faith of others, too. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: WooWoo Scale 2.0, Part 2 – Parenting to the WooWoo

Does your child have an imaginary friend or see things that others can’t see? How do you determine how to react to your child’s WooWoo? [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Woo Woo Scale 2.0, Part 1

What is WooWoo and how might we evaluate it? Lydia MN Crabtree presents her version of a WooWoo scale. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Parenting Around Bill Cosby and Sexual Violence News

Crabtree shares insights gleaned from her talks with her sixteen-year-old boy about the Bill Cosby allegations and frat party gang rapes. [Read more…]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…]