Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Power Is Not Enough

If God was everywhere in everything and in everyone, then this High Priestess was threatening me with my own power, resolve and connection to the Divine. I was very clear that I had my own power, resolve and connection with the Divine, therefore, there could never be a threat presented to me that I couldn’t overcome. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Family Coven – Blood Is Not Enough

Part of my struggle is knowing that how I frame my involvements with family, covens, and Family Covens taints how I experience and then describe the energy of those groups. What I delineate as “family” is inexorably linked with parents who consistently abused me. For me, “families” are not units where you go to be safe, nurtured, or unconditionally loved [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Good Parents = Good Kids?

I have had to accept that my expectations of my son are setting up resentment in our relationship. The more I release what I expect of him, the more likely our relationship is to strengthen and my child will develop into my greatest hope for him: a healthy, loved, mentally and emotionally secure person who can easily provide for himself and any family of any type he chooses to create. [Read more…]

The Fish Rots from the Head Down: Squid Eye and Sexual Exploitation

Crystal Blanton’s words resonated with me: “We as pagans excel at attacking the micro issues and fail at attacking the macro issue, the systems that enable the micro issues to exist.” Squid Eye demands a look at the macro issues around sexual misconduct and paganism. Here are some guidelines that the pagan community might want to consider. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Gentle Bigotry & Freedom FROM Religion

We all must combat our own unspoken, gentle racism. When you speak, make sure your motive is to bring awareness and growth, not to hurt or shame. When the motivation behind what you say is clear, then you can move forward. The energy of your soul will be aligned with the energy coming from your mouth, and the effects will be magnified beyond your imagination. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Current Events, Electronics, Tolerance and Your Children

The kitchen table is the most powerful magical tool a Family Coven has. Use it to have conversations about important issues, and refuse to let electronic media exploit your child. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Praise the Champion; The Law and When to Break It

Parenting to tolerance is more than raising children who docilely follow the crowd or behave in ways that society finds acceptable. Tolerance requires warriors of justice who confront the unjust and change lives. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Barbara Walters, Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen

Crabtree discusses the recent public letter written by Dylan Farrow regarding Woody Allen’s alleged abuse of her as a child and the support Allen has received by many, including Barbara Walters. [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Words Have Power

As witches, neo-pagans, spiritualists, heathens, druids or simply people who believe that we are affected by the unseen as well as the seen, we know words have power. How do we talk to our children about the power of words to perpetuate prejudice? [Read more…]

Birthing Hereditary Witchcraft: Be Vocal, Be Creative When Teaching Tolerance

Racism, gender bias, religious intolerance, and homophobia continue to persist is silence. Ignorance thrives in dark places where reason sheds no light. Here are ideas about how to talk to your child about racism. [Read more…]


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