The Path of She: Enlightenment as a Verb – The Process of Becoming Lighter

We don’t go from a wounded state to an evolved, healed state in one leap. We take little steps, make little changes, of healing and cleaning out those things that weigh us down. Enlightenment as a verb is this process of becoming lighter. [Read more…]

Happily Heathen: Food for Thought – Heathen Polytheist Theology

Heathen theology is still relatively young. What are the questions it should address? What would you want to know about the nature of deity and how to act in a way that honors one’s self, one’s ancestors, and the Gods? [Read more…]

The Cartomancer: The Reading on Point

The fortuneteller doesn’t care about your feelings. She wants you to see what is happening. [Read more…]

Witch on Fire: Crafting Sovereignty at the Grand Sabbat

This Beltane, we brought both the pomp and ceremony of High Witchcraft plus the nitty-gritty, bare feet, howling at the moon, fire dancing and drumming into the night, of old-fashioned, tree-hugging, dirt-worshipping paganism. We rang the bell at the apex of Spring so loudly and proudly that there are Genus Loci all over eastern North Carolina still tingling with twitterpation, and looking for a smoke. Shazam, I tell you. SHAZAM! [Read more…]

Star Made Witch – Know Thyself

Perhaps the most pervasive and least understood advice in witchcraft is Know Thyself from the inscription over the entrance to the oracle at Delphi. Whereas other spiritual pursuits are not so heavily centered on self, but rather self-denial or even no self, witchcraft is about self possession. [Read more…]

Wayfaring Woman: Mama Magic Rising

Courageous, healing, and resilient, my Mother is a force of nature. Born of her, I am a force of nature. My mother continues to teach me the meaning of that bright Mystery. On this Mother’s Day, I honor Mama Magic and the Mother Goddess manifest in my Mother, and in all Mothers. [Read more…]

The Rantin’ Raven: Old at Beltain

We just celebrated Beltain, perhaps the most “hands on” Sabbat of the year. But, what you’re too old to contemplate staying up all night, much less rolling in the grass with a lover? How do we old Witches keep the Beltain when–as the saying goes–the spirit is willing but the flesh isn’t? [Read more…]

Adventures in Wortcunning: Panic Mode

Have you ever gone into a panic about a perceived danger only to find out it wasn’t such a big deal after all? Sure it was big and yes, it was terrifying, but somehow it ended up alright. [Read more…]

Dandelion Seeds: So You Want to be a Pagan Farmer

Do you dream of being close to the land? As the sun warms the northern continent do you have an urge to dig in the earth and plant seeds? Being a farmer can be beautiful, but it can also be intense work. Get real with Rev. Melissa Hill as she talks about what she learned as an organic farmer. [Read more…]

Irish-American Witchcraft: Oak, Ash, and Thorn – the Evolution of Belief

Beliefs are not static things, they grow and they evolve. Some beliefs can be traced back to genuinely old roots; sometimes they have been formed within the our own generation. [Read more…]


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